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Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2021
JOB TITLE: ELSI Student Researcher – Ethics and Health Policy
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine

ELSI Student Researcher – Ethics and Health Policy

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a part-time  Student Helper (~10 hours/week) to provide research support in ethical, legal, and social implications  (ELSI) of genomics. 

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: 

  • Provide assistance with and contribute to a qualitative study of ELSI issues in forensic use of  DNA 
  • Help with qualitative data management to ensure quality and identify and address issues as they  arise, including reviewing and editing transcripts for accuracy of data from qualitative interviews • Conduct literature searches and summarize information  
  • Build reports based on findings for research team and collaborators 
  • Assist with preparation of papers and presentations for dissemination of findings • Attend project meetings 
  • Other duties assigned 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Education Required: Current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in basic or health  sciences, sociology, philosophy, bioethics, or a related field required  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 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  

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 $15.00/hr 

About the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy 

Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers  and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare and community service. Located in the  heart of the world’s largest medical center, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and  research affiliates. 

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 15 primary faculty members, 31 secondary faculty, 24  scholars, and 36 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in  Houston, Texas. 

Our Center’s faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula, direct an  award-winning ethics pathway and newly developed health policy pathway for advanced medical  students, and have developed a comprehensive College-wide graduate medical education curriculum in  ethics, professionalism, and health policy. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research  supported by the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Our faculty publish high-impact papers in the  peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and bioethics literature and have authored and edited several seminal  books in bioethics. Finally, our faculty direct clinical ethics programs at affiliated hospitals in the Texas  Medical Center, that conduct over 600 clinical ethics consultations per year.  

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

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

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