Clinical Research Associate - Bioethics and Artificial Intelligence

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7225701 (Ref.No. 18677-en_US)
Posted: March 7, 2024

Job Description


The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Associate for a non-laboratory research position. The individual hired will be responsible for providing research support on various research projects related to artificial intelligence, digital health and their applications in healthcare.


The Clinical Research Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Dr. Kristin Kostick-Quenet, Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. 


This is a hybrid position and will be based in Houston, TX. The start date for this position is flexible. Candidates finishing master’s degree programs in Spring 2024 are encouraged to apply. 


In addition to supporting the Center’s robust research program, the Clinical Research Associate will have the opportunity to participate in professional and academic development sessions hosted by the Center. Such development opportunities include speaker series, grand rounds and peer mentorship. The Center promotes an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment conducive to academic excellence. 


The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy 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.


For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at

Job Duties

  • Manage day-to-day activities for research grants, including organizing project files, scheduling project activities and meetings, taking meeting minutes, and coordinating with co-investigators, collaborators, and project personnel across multiple sites to move projects forward.  
  • Coordinate recruitment, enrollment and communication with study participants. 
  • Maintain project databases, including collecting and tracking data and reporting on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and deadlines are met.
  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative research data management and analysis, for example, overseeing data collection and data cleaning and assisting with data analysis and coding.
  • Maintain manuals of procedure for projects and oversee study-related documentation.
  • Provide research and writing support, including conducting comprehensive literature and assisting with manuscript preparation and authoring/co-authoring. 
  • Assist with document preparation and references for publications and new project proposals.
  • Attend project meetings.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in bioethics, humanities, public health, social sciences or related field. Master’s degree can be accepted in lieu of experience requirement. 
  • Strong interest in bioethics, health policy, artificial intelligence/machine learning, computer vision, and/or related issues.
  • Experience with data management, qualitative, and quantitative methodologies.
  • Experience with data analysis software programs (e.g., Excel, SPSS, STATA, MAXQDA, Dedoose).
  • Ability to display a professional, positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills and communication skills required and must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Team oriented, collaborative mindset with an interest in creating value in any situation with insightful questions and suggestions.
  • 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 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.