Research Assistant - Personalized Medicine and Medical Decision Making - Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy - Resear

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7070234 (Ref:4868-en_US)

Posted: September 23, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced full-time Research Assistant for a 5-year project aiming to develop an integrated clinical decision support platform for LVAD therapy for heart failure, combining a patient decision aid ( with a computer-based personalized risk prediction tool ( The individual hired will work with an interdisciplinary team of decision scientists, bioengineers, computer software engineers, statisticians, ethicists, clinicians, and specialists in cardiology.  The individual will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the development of the platform and then testing it in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) at 5 partnering clinical sites across the U.S.

Job Duties
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the project, including IRB protocols, managing project files and organizing project activities, and meetings.
  • Provide overall project management and coordinate with co-investigators, collaborators, contractors, and staff to move project forward.
  • Schedule and organize project meetings, including developing agendas and running the meetings.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with developers at our partnering research site, and with clinical coordinators at 5 partnering clinical sites.
  • Coordinate the development of interview guides and conduct interviews with patients, caregivers, and clinicians.
  • Assist in the translation of findings into decision support materials.
  • Oversee and participate in data collection from partner sites during RCT, ensure the quality of data, and identify and address issues around data collection as they arise.
  • Prepare progress reports for key stakeholders, funders, and
  • Prepare and assist with preparation of presentations for dissemination of findings.
  • Provide research and writing support, including conducting comprehensive literature and assisting with manuscript preparation.
  • Maintain and update project website.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's in social sciences, public health, bioethics or related field and/or experience in project coordination/clinical research.
  • Three years of relevant experience.





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



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. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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