Title:  Postdoctoral Associate - ELSI/Ethics & Policy Research - Forensic Use of DNA

Division:  Center for Medical Ethics and Health Pol
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $53,760
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  7021


Job Purpose

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a full-time postdoctoral researcher with strong empirical skills to work on NIH-funded research examining ethical, legal, and social issues at the intersection of data sharing and privacy (including the use of genetic genealogy databases to solve crimes, the psychosocial and relational impacts of discovering new genetic relatives through direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and policy issues related to sharing genomic, neural activity, and health data to advance research and improve care). This is a non-laboratory research position.

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Amy McGuire, JD, PhD, and Christi Guerrini, JD, MPH.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics

Job Duties

  • Assist with instrument development (interview/focus group guides, survey experiments, and Delphi materials) and data collection. 
  • Conduct interviews/focus groups and participate in qualitative data analysis.
  • Help organize modified policy Delphi process, including developing materials and analyzing data to develop policy options and best practices. 
  • Lead and assist with publishing research findings as manuscripts for relevant academic journals.
  • Present project findings at local, national, and international meetings.
  • Attend project meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) in humanities, law, social sciences, health policy, public health, or related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis preferred; experience with qualitative data analysis programs preferred (e.g., Dedoose, nVivo).
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills required; must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Track record of publications in scientific and/or medical journals preferred.
  • Strong interest in bioethics, health policy, genomics and/or related legal issues.
  • Experience with ethical issues in genomics preferred.





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