Senior Research Assistant (Medical Ethics and Health Policy Research Program Manager)

Posted May 19th 2022

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Houston, TX

Closing date
July 01st 2022

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Senior Research Assistant for a non-laboratory research position. The individual hired will function as the overall research program manager for the Center Director, Dr. Amy McGuire. Dr. McGuire’s research program currently consists of over 10 projects totaling over $5M in funding and focuses on projects examining the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging technologies and novel therapeutics.
The selected candidate will work closely with Dr. McGuire, external collaborators, and the Center’s interdisciplinary faculty and staff across projects in a dynamic role to manage existing research grants and foster long-term growth and expansion of the program’s research portfolio. This position will be responsible for managing programmatic, reporting, and compliance activities across multiple grants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience on relevant research grants and experience conducting research in a related field (e.g., bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences).
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 and the work that we do. Hybrid and alternative work arrangements are available to Center staff.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at
Primary duties and responsibilities:
• Manage Dr. McGuire’s research portfolio by creating long- and short- term project plans, tracking progress across projects, developing shared resources, and contributing to strategy and future grant development
• Develop reporting for the overall portfolio, including public-facing communications for research results and the tracking of publications, grant submissions, mentored students and interns
• Oversee completion of administrative functions on grants (e.g., progress reports, IRB submissions, participant compensation)
• Assist with grant writing and submission
• Work with the Center’s research administration team to manage pre- and post- award administration (e.g., compliance, reporting, budget forecasting)
• Assist with research activities (e.g., comprehensive literature reviews, instrument development, data collection, management, and analysis)
• Contribute to presentation and publication of project findings (e.g., evaluating and organizing data, drafting slides, developing abstracts, managing citations)
• Organize and attend project meetings, including developing agendas and running the meetings
• Supervise research staff and student interns
• Assist the Center Director with special projects as it relates to research
Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences, or related field
• Experience Required: Four years of relevant experience, typically as a Senior Research Assistant, Program Manager, or Project Manager
Preferred Qualifications
• Education Preferred: Master’s degree or PhD in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences, or related field
• Strong interest in bioethics and/or health policy
• Ability to demonstrate effective leadership on long-term research projects and strategically plan for portfolio growth
• Prior experience conducting research in a relevant field and understanding of research practices, such as qualitative and/or quantitative data collection, management, and analysis; multi-institutional coordination; and grant submission
• Prior experience supervising staff
• Ability to display a professional, positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills
• Capacity to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines
• Detail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient
• Strong organizational skills
How to Apply
Those interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered. Please apply at:
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: Up to $63,723

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