Research Associate - Public Health

Houston, Texas
November 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC), Office of Outreach and Health Disparities is seeking a Research Associate to assist with implementation and dissemination of epidemiology research and to expand the reach of the DLDCCC Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) program activities.

Job Duties

  • Conducts, monitors and analyzes research projects under general guidance from Principal Investigators.
  • Uses statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data sets.
  • Prepares and reviews reports of research findings.
  • Develops research methods and procedures for implementing and administering specific research projects.
  • Conducts data-gathering interviews; maintains accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary.
  • Conducts literature searches and prepares literature reviews to support specific research projects.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering research projects.
  • Responsible for formulating research objectives, programs, and priorities in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
  • Authors or edits technical reports and research abstracts for presentations and conferences.
  • Writes research and grant proposals related to research project; monitors proposals through to completion.
  • Manages and reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is made toward specified program objectives and participates in the preparation of evaluation reports.
  • Participates in the following research projects:
    • Community-based participatory research projects (i.e. P30 Supplement - Family Eats project).
    • Other community engaged research activities for the COE, as assigned.
    • Public health, dissemination and implementation and epidemiological research to expand the reach of DLDCCC COE activities to the recently expanded catchment area.
    • Multi-component health system-based interventions to improve cancer prevention and control - ongoing projects as well as continuous planning for renewals or new research projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or PhD in Public Health, Health Promotion, Epidemiology
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Outreach or community health experience

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