Research Assistant II - Ethical, Social and Legal Issues of Genomics - Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy - Resear

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7084505 (Ref:8464-en_US)

Posted: September 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

Research Assistant II: Ethical, Social and Legal Issues of Genomics/Ethics & Health Policy Research 

 

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a full-time Research Assistant II with strong empirical skills to work on NIH-funded research examining ethical, legal, and social issues at the intersection of data sharing and privacy (including the use of genetic genealogy databases to solve crimes, the psychosocial and relational impacts of discovering new genetic relatives through direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and policy issues related to sharing genomic, neural activity, and health data to advance research and improve care). This is a non-laboratory research position.

 

This position will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Amy McGuire, JD, PhD, and Christi Guerrini, JD, MPH. 

 

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. 

 

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 18 primary faculty members, 34 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and over 40 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Center regularly hosts journal clubs, career development information sessions, and professional development events, including in-services on grant writing, academic presentations, and goal planning.  The Center promotes an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment conducive to academic excellence.

 

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics.
 

Job Duties

•    Assist with instrument development (interview/focus group guides, survey experiments, and Delphi materials) and data collection.
•    Assist with research interviews/focus groups and participate in qualitative data analysis.
•    Help organize modified policy Delphi process, including developing materials and contributing to data analysis to develop policy options and best practices.
•    Contribute to publishing research findings as manuscripts for relevant academic journals.
•    Prepare project findings for presentation at local, national, and international meetings.
 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences or related field
  • Master's degree in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences or related field and one year of experience will also be considered
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis; experience with qualitative data analysis programs (e.g., Dedoose, nVivo)
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills required; must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines
  • Track record of publications in scientific and/or medical journals
  • Strong interest in bioethics, health policy, genomics and/or related legal issues
  • Experience with ethical issues in genomics

 

 

 

 

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

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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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