Clinical Research Associate - Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy

Baylor College of Medicine

Hybrid within Greater Houston, TX

ID: 7255847 (Ref.No. 19536-en_US)
Posted: June 18, 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 candidate will work with Faith Fletcher, PhD on social and behavioral research projects related to health equity, community engagement, women's health, clinical genomics research and bioethics. In addition to supporting the Center's robust research program, the Clinical Research Associate will have access to funding for professional development and conference attendance, as well as 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 Clinical Research Associate will have the ability for hybrid and alternative work arrangements.

Job Duties

  • Provide research support for ongoing projects, 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 data collection for study participants
  • Contribute to presentation preparation, such as pulling data and drafting slides
  • Prepare presentations for internal and academic meetings
  • Maintain project databases, including tracking and reporting on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and are deadlines met
  • Maintain manuals of procedures for projects and assist with project protocol development and management
  • Conduct comprehensive literature searches in the areas of bioethics, social science, and health equity literature
  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative research data coordination and management, for example, contributing to instrument development and refinement, executing data collection, data cleaning, and quality control oversight
  • Assist with document preparation and references for publications and new project proposals
  • 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
  • Strong interest in bioethics, health equity, and women’s health
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies and data analysis software programs (e.g., Dedoose, nVivo, SPSS, STATA)
  • 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.