Research Assistant II


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 4-year project aiming to develop an integrated clinical decision support platform for LVAD therapy for heart failure, combining a patient decision aid ( with an AI-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 testing it in a multi-site trial at 6 partnering clinical sites across the U.S.

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

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 6 partnering clinical sites.
  • Coordinate the development of interview guides and conduct interviews with patients, caregivers, and clinicians.
  • Participate in translation of findings into decision support materials.
  • Oversee data collection from partner sites during the research trial, 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 degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in social sciences, public health, bioethics preferred.
  • Experience in project coordination, clinical research and/or qualitative interviewing.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for data tracking and reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of multi-tasking effectively, prioritizing complex deliverables, and working independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Candidate should be extremely dependable and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and written communication skills, including proficiency in scientific writing.

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



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