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Research Associate

Posting Number: 228945DP
BCM Department: Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston
Salary Range: Hiring up to $55,000 Commensurate with experience
Employment Duration: Full-time
Staff Job Category: Administrative Professionals, Hot Job, Research/Scientific


The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is hiring an experienced full-time Research Associate for a non- laboratory research position. The Research Associate will work with a team of researchers in the field of ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genome sequencing on several ongoing and new research projects exploring these issues.

  • Provide assistance with and contribute to quantitative studies of ELSI issues in new and ongoing research projects.
  • Assist with development of survey instruments for new projects.
  • Oversee data collection and management to ensure quality of data, and identify and address issues as they arise.
  • Analyze quantitative data.
  • Build reports based on findings for research team and collaborators.
  • Prepare and assist with preparation of papers and presentations for dissemination of findings.
  • Help prepare and submit materials as needed to the Institutional Review Board and funding agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required: Master’s degree or the equivalent in one of the social sciences, public health, bioethics or related field.

Required: Minimum one year relevant experience in conducting social science or bioethics research.


  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills (e.g., SPSS, STATA) 
  • Demonstrated analytical and written communication skills, including proficiency in scientific writing 
  • 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

Application Documents

The following is a list of the Required and Optional documents for this position. Please be sure to have them ready before you submit your application.

Required Documents: Resume/CV
Optional Documents: Cover Letter

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