Research Assistant I - Health Equity

Posted July 27th 2022

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Houston, TX

Closing date
September 02nd 2022

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 candidate will work with Faith Fletcher, PhD on social and behavioral research projects related to health equity, community engagement, women’s health, genomics research and bioethics.

In addition to supporting the Center’s robust research program, the Research Assistant will have access to professional development and the opportunity to participate in professional and academic development sessions hosted by the Center. Such development opportunities include journal clubs, speaker series, career development information sessions, peer mentorship, and programming on grant writing, academic presentations, and goal planning. The Center promotes an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment conducive to academic excellence. The Research Assistant will have the ability for hybrid and alternative work arrangements.

The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We offer intellectual, social, and professional development opportunities to promote a meaningful work experience. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in both interactions with one another.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at

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.
Maintain project databases, including tracking and reporting on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and are deadlines met.
Maintain manuals of procedures for projects and assist with project protocol development and management.
Conduct comprehensive literature searches in the areas of bioethics, social science and health equity literature.
Assist 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.
Assist with document preparation and references for publications and new project proposals.
Contribute to presentation preparation, such as pulling data and drafting slides.
Attend project meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences or related field.
Strong interest in bioethics, health equity, genomics and/or related issues.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies and data analysis software programs (e.g., Dedoose, 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.
Team oriented, collaborative mindset with an interest in creating value in any situation with insightful questions and suggestions.
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 requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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