Title:  Database Administration Associate

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Hybrid
Salary Range:  $92,724 - $112,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15493


We are seeking a database analyst and programmer to provide key data extraction, management, exploratory data analysis, and reporting services to research investigators working with healthcare administrative and electronic health record data. The ideal candidate will have database management experience and will be skilled in using SQL, SAS, and other statistical programming tools (e.g., R Stats). Essential to the role is a dedication to assessing and communicating the quality of data sources and iterative problem-solving in partnership with research investigators to arrive at optimal approaches to data preparation and analysis to answer essential research questions. 


This position is located within IQuESt, the Center for Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety. We are the largest center for Health Services Research within the Southwest. We conduct high-quality scientific research that improves the health of patients across the nation, by helping to ensure the patient-centered delivery of scientific discoveries.


This position is eligible to work three days from the office and two days from home.

Job Duties

  • Extracts, manages, and analyzes data in a cloud-computing environment (e.g., VA VINCI). 
  • Organizes and manipulates administrative health care data and electronic health record data to support answering health services research questions.
  • Prepares datasets in collaboration with research investigators, statisticians, and methodologists to support complex analyses.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains programs that support answering a range of research questions. Includes designing for reproducibility through programming and documentation that maps the path from original datasets through quality checks and analysis decisions to analysis output.
  • Documents data extraction, data preparation (including linking datasets), data management, and data analysis plans for research projects.
  • Provides and documents thorough validation of data so that investigators can be confident that prepared datasets are appropriate for answering research questions.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Monitors changes to data sources that may affect data quality or usefulness, and alerts team members to potential data quality issues.
  • Communicates with corporate data warehouse managers on behalf of the project team for data acquisition and troubleshooting.
  • Supports team functioning through the use of using shared project folders and sharing code with other analysts.
  • Serves as a technical resource and guidance for research investigators, research staff, and other information systems personnel. 
  • Attends and actively participates in project team meetings.
  • Designs and develops research databases (e.g., MS Access, REDCap) for research participant recruiting and tracking and/or for research project data management.
  • Configures and customizes data management and statistical software for specific research project needs.
  • Applies existing custom research software previously developed by others as part of long-term research projects, adapting as needed for changes in data sources and new research questions.
  • Advises on hardware and software decisions. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. Two years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field.
  • Experience with large healthcare data.
  • Experience with SQL, SAS, or other programming tools (e.g. R, STATA).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication is essential to success in this role on collaborative research teams.



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.