The Center for Medical Ethics and Health policy is seeking a part-time (3-5 hours per week) Student Helper to assist with research on the impact of genomic sequencing on families. Specifically, the Student Helper will assist with recruiting adult caregivers of pediatric genetics clinic patients for an interview study that will explore the impact of exome sequencing on families of children undergoing evaluation for a suspected genetic condition. This position is funded through December 2021 and eligible candidates should be a current Baylor College of Medicine Student.
Assist with study recruitment by informing genetic counselors of the study and distributing recruitment flyers with principal investigator contact information.
Assist with identifying individuals who are eligible for the study through administrative records, including databases maintained by the Texas Children's Hospital genetic counseling team and electronic medical records.
Verify eligibility according to study inclusion/exclusion criteria and obtain contact information of eligible individuals and additional patient clinical data (if necessary) from electronic medical records.
Assist with completion of qualitative interviews and cleaning of transcripts.
Maintain a spreadsheet, with timely updates, to organize eligible individuals' contact information and patient data.
Assist with contacting individuals who are eligible for the study by email and/or phone.
Communicate regularly via email with the study PI to provide updates.
Attend project meetings as needed.
Must be a High School or College Student (undergraduate or graduate).
No experience required.
Bachelor's degree in Genetics, Public Health, Sociology, or related field.
Current enrollment at Baylor College of Medicine.
One year of relevant research experience.
Familiarity with clinical workflow and patient databases.
Ability to communicate (written and verbal) in Spanish.
Experience with qualitative interviewing.
Detail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient, and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in accepting work assignments with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, understand processes, and resolve issues.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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