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 individual hired will be responsible for providing research support for faculty members conducting a large-scale, multi-institutional collaborative National Institutes of Health-funded project in the field of Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of human genome editing technologies.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
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 in multiple sites to move projects forward
Conduct comprehensive literature searches in the areas of science, science and technology studies (STS), science policy, and bioethics.
Contribute to qualitative (semi-structured interviews, focus groups, engagement sessions) and quantitative (content analysis, surveys) data analysis
Assist with qualitative and quantitative research data coordination and management. Relevant tasks include: contributing to instrument development and refinement, coordinating data collection, conducting data cleaning and quality control
Assist with development and ongoing management of project databases; track and report on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and deadlines met
Develop manuals of procedures for projects and assist with project protocol development and management
Assist with document preparation and references for publications and new project proposals
Assist with presentation preparation, such as pulling data and drafting slides
Serve as communications liaison to promote research team publications and presentations and help draft materials to this end
Perform other duties based on project needs
Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, social sciences, public health or related field
Minimum two years research experience in qualitative and quantitative methods
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong ability to organize and prioritize tasks
Must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet tight deadlines
Master’s degree in the humanities, social sciences, STS, empirical ethics or related disciplines
Some experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies (content analysis, grounded theory, statistics)
Some experience with data analysis software programs (MaxQDA, Atlas.ti, nVivo, SPSS, STATA)
Co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications
Internal Number: 1000
About Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is dedicated to encouraging critical reflection on ethical and policy challenges in healthcare and biomedical research.