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Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2021
JOB TITLE: Research Assistant II
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine
Houstin , TX

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced  full-time Research Assistant for a 4-year project aiming to develop an integrated clinical decision support  platform for LVAD therapy for heart failure, combining a patient decision aid (  with an AI-based personalized risk prediction tool ( The individual hired will work with  an interdisciplinary team of decision scientists, bioengineers, computer software engineers, statisticians,  ethicists, clinicians, and specialists in cardiology. The individual will be responsible for coordinating and  supporting the development of the platform and testing it in a multi-site trial at 6 partnering clinical  sites across the U.S. 

Primary duties and responsibilities: 

  • Manage day-to-day activities of the project, including IRB protocols, managing project files and  organizing project activities, and meetings. 
  • Provide overall project management and coordinate with co-investigators, collaborators,  contractors, and staff to move project forward. 
  • Schedule and organize project meetings, including developing agendas and running the  meetings. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with developers at our partnering research site, and with  clinical coordinators at 6 partnering clinical sites  
  • Coordinate the development of interview guides and conduct interviews with patients,  caregivers, and clinicians. 
  • Participate in translation of findings into decision support materials. 
  • Oversee data collection from partner sites during the research trial, ensure the quality of data,  and identify and address issues around data collection as they arise.  
  • Prepare progress reports for key stakeholders, funders, and Prepare and assist with preparation of presentations for dissemination of findings. Provide research and writing support, including conducting comprehensive literature and  assisting with manuscript preparation. 
  • Maintain and update project website. 
  • Other duties assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s in social sciences, public health, bioethics, or related field required. Three years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, bioethics preferred. 
  • Experience in project coordination, clinical research and/or qualitative interviewing. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for data tracking and reporting. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.  
  • Capable of multi-tasking effectively, prioritizing complex deliverables, and working  independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines. 
  • Candidate should be extremely dependable and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.  Demonstrated analytical and written communication skills, including proficiency in scientific  writing.  

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: $40,485 – $50,000 

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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