Senior Research Operations Associate - Pediatric Disaster Preparedness

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7116772 (Ref.No. 13913-en_US)
Posted: November 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


G7 Pediatric Disaster Network (G7-PDN) is a federally funded consortium that aims to ensure the states of the gulf coast can comprehensively respond to disaster events impacting child health, expanding capabilities by leveraging existing efforts while developing and disseminating disaster preparedness and response best practices, regionally. The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funds three Pediatric Disaster Care Centers of Excellence (COE), with Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine leading one of these, G7-PDN; a consortium of experts from across the Gulf coast, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The Senior Research Operations Associate is responsible for the facilitation of the entire grant regions daily implementation of this grant program.

This role is eligible for hybrid work schedule.

Job Duties

  • Assist G7-PDN principal investigator (PI) with daily implementation of the grant program
  • Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets—taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness, including:
    • Monitor and maintain ASPR funding schedules and requirements
    • Track progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals
    • Request reimbursements and drawdowns as needed
    • Draft compelling progress reports and targeted program updates (e.g. blog posts, press releases, FB and twitter posts) to funders that fully capture programmatic success
    • Assemble all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; submit reports to ASPR
    • Support data collection from EMS/transport agencies, hospitals, coalitions, and key stakeholders for G7-PDN projects utilizing online tools
    • Affect improvements in pediatric disaster preparedness by collaborating with local, regional, state and federal governmental organizations
    • Identify and prioritize initiatives to improve pediatric disaster preparedness within the region utilizing data and model programs developed by other COE’s and programs
    • Out of state travel required quarterly for up to 4 days at a time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. 
  • Four years of relevant experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, humanitarian affairs, emergency management or relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, humanitarian affairs, emergency management or relevant field
  • Experience with grant writing, manuscript preparation, meeting facilitation, project planning, web page design, and using quality improvement methodology (in health care preferred)
  • Familiarity with federal regulations around grant program management, procurement and logistics, and their application in public health settings



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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