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Research Coordinator I - Social Sciences and Medical Ethics

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist, Other
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The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to work on a project exploring the ethical and policy challenges raised by the use of psychiatric polygenic risk scores in child and adolescents. The research coordinator will work with an interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Dr. Stacey Pereira, Dr. Eric Storch and Dr. Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz. This position will start Summer/Fall 2022 and is based in Houston, TX.

In addition to supporting the Center's robust research program, the Research Coordinator will have access to funding for professional development and the opportunity to participate in professional and academic development sessions hosted by the Center. Such development opportunities include journal clubs, speaker series, career development information sessions, peer mentorship, and programming on grant writing, academic presentations, and goal planning. The Center promotes an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment conducive to academic excellence.

The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We offer intellectual, social, and professional development opportunities to promote a meaningful work experience. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in both interactions with one another.

Baylor College of Medicine is one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers. The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is comprised of 18 primary faculty members, 31 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and over 40 fellows and staff. The Center conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on perennial and emerging ethical issues arising in clinical practice and in biomedical research in a changing healthcare environment. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by the NIH and private foundations.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at

Job Duties

  • Coordinate day-to-day activities of the project, including IRB protocols, managing project files, and organizing project activities
  • Schedule and organize project meetings, including developing agendas
  • Assist in the development of project interview guides and surveys and conducting interviews with clinicians, patients, adolescents, and parents
  • Participate in coding and analysis of interview data
  • Organize survey administration and data
  • Help prepare progress reports for key stakeholders and funders
  • Help prepare presentations for dissemination of findings
  • Provide research and writing support, including conducting comprehensive literature searches/summaries and assisting with manuscript preparation and submission
  • Maintain and update project websites
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience Preferred: Bachelor's degree in social sciences, philosophy, bioethics, or related field
  • Experience in project coordination or research
  • Experience with qualitative or quantitative social science research
  • Demonstrated analytical and written communication skills, including proficiency in scientific writing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability 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 to effectively prioritize tasks, understand processes, and resolve issues

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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


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