Research Assistant I - Surgery - Cardio/Thoracic Surgery (90002458)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7083223 (Ref:8218-en_US)

Posted: August 17, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The research assistant in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery will work within the Aortic Database Research team to ensure accurate, verified data in the database. The RAI will work closely with the Aortic Database manager/Clinical Research manager to receive training on the aortic repairs that are performed by the surgeons in the division and will use that knowledge to both abstract and verify data in the Aortic Surgery Patient Database. In addition, they will work on research tasks related to producing manuscripts, presentations, and other projects for the highly productive Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Job Duties

  • Abstracts medical records from paper charts into the aortic database.
  • Reviews entered data for accuracy and clean data of errors.
  • Produces summary metrics data from Qlikview (program utilized for outputting data from the database).  
  • Assists with research tasks for manuscripts and presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.


The position is ideally suited for a candidate interested in learning the inner workings of clinical outcomes research, procedures and systems for maintaining large databases, and surgical knowledge pertaining to aortic repairs. The position may be appropriate for candidates completing gap year(s) prior to pursuing graduate/medical school due to affording opportunities to work on long-term research projects, earn authorship on scientific manuscripts, and acquire patient contact experience through follow up calls.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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