Title:  Research Assistant II

Division:  Surgery
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785 - $71,783
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6688


Job Purpose

Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to conduct clinical outcomes research in pediatric cardiovascular surgery. This is an opportunity for a self-driven, curious and enthusiastic individual to contribute to a growing surgical research program within the interdisciplinary Texas Children's Heart Center, with broad scope for collaboration with faculty and staff within Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, and Cardiovascular Critical Care Medicine.


The appointee will participate in clinical outcomes study design, data collection and multivariate analysis; preparation and publication of research manuscripts; present research at local and national meetings; attend relevant departmental and institutional seminars (including grand rounds); and complete didactic training in cardiovascular core curriculum, qualitative and quantitative clinical research methodology, and responsible conduct of human subjects research. Opportunity exists to pursue complementary training in Data Science and Epidemiology through various academic programs available through the University of Texas School of Public Health, with tuition support provided. A research mentor will be appointed to help guide project development and establish a research plan for the training period.


The ideal candidate will have experience in clinical outcomes research methodology, biostatistical multivariate analysis, manuscript preparation, and strong clinical research interest in pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Appointment will be funded for an initial two-year period with possibility of extension at the Department's discretion.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Trains and orients less experienced research staff.
  • Defines problems and possible solutions.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • May assign activities to less experienced research staff.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field. 
  • Three years of relevant experience.





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