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Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
JOB TITLE: Research Assistant II – ELSI Research
DEADLINE: Open until filled
LOCATION: Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking research analyst support to work with a team of researchers in the field of Ethical, Legal, and Social implications (ELSI) of genetic and genomic technologies. The ideal candidate will work directly with our project team conducting ELSI studies to prepare, analyze, and interpret data using quantitative methodologies. This position can be conducted remotely.

This position is funded through May 2021 with the possibility of an 18-month extension.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with project team to define relevant research questions and recommend andemploy appropriate quantitative methodologies to answer those questions.
  • Support design and execution of data analysis plan, including performing any statistical analysesrequired.
  • Develop and executes processes for data quality control.
  • Prepare written proposals, research reports, and other external communications summarizingresearch methods, findings, and implications.
  • Provide research and writing support, including conducting comprehensive literature reviewsand assisting with manuscript and presentation preparation.
  • Support interpretation and presentation of research results to investigators in both written andvisual forms (e.g., graphs, charts).
  • Develops statistical approaches for data manipulation and implementation of advancedstatistical methodology including but not limited to longitudinal data and repeated measures designs, prospective survey designs, analysis of data from dyads (e.g., couples) and families, and structural equation modeling.
  • Attend project meetings.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in statistics, bioethics, public health, sociology or related field
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education Preferred: Master’s degree in statistics, bioethics, public health, sociology or related field
  • Experience working with large research databases
  • Intermediate experience using statistical software
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • 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 toeffectively 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 $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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