Research Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7102580 (Ref:11945-en_US)

Posted: June 14, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Full-time research assistant position in the Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH)/Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Psychology Section.  The RA-I will be involved with research projects funded by the National Cancer Institute examining associations between neuroimaging and neurocognitive outcomes following radiation therapy for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. The RA-I will perform research tasks, including MRI sequence collection and bilingual family interaction. Experience in the acquisition of high quality MRI images and bilingual in Spanish is required.

Job Duties

  • Research Study Experiment Management
    • Manages all aspects of study implementation including data evaluation and analysis, summarizing outcomes and reporting to PI, understanding potential areas of opportunity and presenting solutions on how to improve the process.
  • Documentation of Experiment Outcomes 
    • Collects, ships, and maintains paperwork according to procedures outlined In the study protocol. Maintains accurate records of research results and manages ongoing database organization based on outcomes.
  • Training
    • Responsible for CITI Program training and training of other lower level research staff on Dr. Kahalley's team. May be responsible for leading or assigning activities to new staff as hired to work on this study. 
  • Obtains MRI images required by study protocols, which includes overseeing MRI scans, collect/check image copies and upload images to server. May be responsible for administering and scoring certain measures as part of the experiment process.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Prior experience on research experiments involving MRI scans and images.


Completes all required training modules related to the Responsible Conduct of Research (e.g., CITI Program training). As part of conducting experiments specific to the study, the successful candidate will have involvement with MRI images and collection for ongoing research collection. 



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.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7102580 (Ref:11945-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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