Title:  Lead, Research Operations - Medical Education

Division:  School of Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Remote
Salary Range:  $80,000 - $96,737
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12366


The Lead, Research Operations position supports the strategic plan and educational research missions of the newly formed Division of Medical Education Research and Scholarship in the Office of the Senior Dean, Baylor College of Medicine, School of Medicine. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Medical Education Research and Scholarship, the Lead, Research Operations offers consultations on educational research and scholarship, supports the process of research dissemination, and engages in medical education research projects as deemed appropriate by the Assistant Dean of Medical Education Research and Scholarship.


Will consider candidate's outside the Houston area who are seeking fully remote work.

Job Duties

Research Activities

  • Assists in the design, implementation, and analysis of studies to measure the effectiveness of specific interventions/innovations in the medical education process.
  • Leads project team meetings, including a review of action plans and tracking of project milestones.
  • Updates action plans weekly and prompts accountable individuals to insure timely task completion.
  • Collects data or supervises data collection through focus groups, surveys, and observation of teaching.
  • Participates in the writing and submission of research manuscripts and conference abstracts.
  • Participates in the drafting of grant proposals.
  • Drafts research protocols for the Institutional Review Board.
  • Conducts literature searches, writes annotated bibliographies, and/or obtains relevant data for project development.
  • Works closely with the Assistant Dean to coordinate or manage the division’s initiatives and project plans, project milestones and deliverables.


Expert Consultation

  • Serves as a key resource for faculty, staff and trainees seeking consultation for research design and implementation.
  • Provides statistical consultations and performs statistical analyses


Curriculum Development & Teaching

  • Creates resources to educate faculty, staff and trainees interested in conducting medical education research and scholarship.
  • Supports Assistant Dean with the administration of electives, workshops, and trainings related to research and scholarship.
  • Provides training on educational research and presentation as needed.
  • Mentors and trains student research assistants within the Division on educational research and scholarship.


Communications & Documentation

  • Develops engaging educational research content for the Division website and social media feeds.
  • Maintains the Division’s website, social media feed, and any Division communications to broad audiences.
  • Manages library of high-priority funding opportunities for education research as well as research bibliography database.
  • Tracks and reports on scholarship/grant productivity of educational leadership and trainees on an annual basis.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or PhD in education, psychology, sociology or other relevant discipline
  • Experience with educational research. Preference for research experiences in medical education
  • Demonstrated skills in research and administrative software applications, including SPSS or other statistical software; web-based applications; survey software including Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey; Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with bibliographic software such as Zotero, RefWorks etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative & qualitative research methods, assessment and evaluation, and quantitative methodology (e.g., statistics)
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate a large number of projects simultaneously with minimum supervision
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications
  • May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases
  • Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner
  • Communicates in a professional and timely manner
  • This role necessitates collaborating with multiple stakeholders and strong organizational skills including managing simultaneous priorities



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.