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

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7085390 (Ref:8619-en_US)

Posted: September 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


External title: Bioethics Research Assistant I - Ethical, Social and Legal Issues of Genomics

Internal title: Research Assistant I

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Assistant for a non-laboratory research position. The individual hired will be responsible for providing research support for faculty members conducting National Institutes of Health-funded projects related to data sharing ethics and policy in the field of genomics. This position is funded through 10/1/2022, with the possibility of extension based on available grant funding.

Job Purpose

Performs responsible research work that requires planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.

Job Duties

  • Provide. research support for ongoing projects, including organizing project files, scheduling project activities and meetings, taking meeting minutes, and coordinating with co-investigators, collaborators, and project personnel across multiple sites to move projects forward.
  • Develops and manages project databases, including tracking and reporting on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and are deadlines met.
  • Develops and maintains manuals of procedures for projects and assist with project protocol development and management.
  • Conducts comprehensive literature searches in the areas of bioethics, science, social science and health policy literature.
  • Assists with qualitative and quantitative research data coordination and management, for example, contributing to instrument development and refinement, executing data collection, data cleaning and quality control oversight.
  • Contributes to qualitative (primarily interviews) and quantitative (primarily surveys) data analysis.
  • Assists with document preparation and references for publications and new project proposals.
  • Contributes presentation preparation, such as pulling data and drafting slides.
  • Serves as communications liaison to promote research team publications and presentations and help draft materials to this end.
  • Attends project meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences or related field.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies and data analysis software programs (e.g., Atlas.ti, nVivo, SPSS, STATA)
  • Ability to display a professional, positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills and communication skills required and must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient, and strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in accepting work assignments with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, understand processes, and resolve issues.





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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Job posting number:#7085390 (Ref:8619-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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