Research Associate

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
April 22, 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Research Associate
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Major Duties

The Wake Forest Center for Biomedical Informatics is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with research interests in Biomedical InformaticsThe mission of the Center for Biomedical Informatics is to contribute to Wake Forest Baptist Health’s evolution as a learning health care system and to foster better health across the patient populations served by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the nation by advancing and promoting informatics research, service and education.

JOB SUMMARY:  Non-faculty full-time employee whose appointment is contingent upon extramural funding. With investigators, directs and coordinates various aspects of the study/project directed toward planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination. Requires the use of judgment and discretion in performing the assigned duties and responsibilities related to the project. These actions establish precedents and direction for the project.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Master's degree or a comparable graduate degree with eight years of relevant research experience. Two professional letters of recommendation required. Supervisory ability preferred.


1. Works with project Principal Investigator (PI), or Co- Principal Investigator (Co-PI), to plan and/or design study/project. Works with PI or Co-PI to translate planning and design decisions into concrete activities and tasks to be undertaken for project implementation.

2. Translates study/project design into a budget. Develops, modifies, implements, and validates experimental procedures applicable to grants and projects.

3. Oversees monitoring of the study budget. Troubleshoots specialized equipment and apparatus as required for the performance of research activities.

4. Prepares grants and other funding proposals with limited supervision. Collects, analyzes, and presents data readily for publications.

5. Compiles and writes scientific progress reports and evaluations. Assists in writing progress reports.

6. Participates in negotiation of contracts and subcontracts.

7. Assumes major responsibility for the successful and timely completion of tasks for all phases of study/project process.

8. Ensures adequate staffing for all project(s). Recommends, plans for and carries out the hiring or elimination of staff as needed.

9. Coordinates training of new study personnel.

10. Ensures that all aspects of the study/project are conducted in accordance with the study protocol and/or contract. Ensure that all legal aspects adhere to state and federal regulations and guidelines.

11. If applicable, represents the project to all related community agencies and organizations, serving as the study?s liaison, spokesperson, and representative.   Attends, participates in and takes the lead in planning national and local meetings related to the project at each stage. Attend and participate in national and local scientific meetings.

12. Conducts site visits when appropriate (e.g. for multi-site studies).

13. Reviews literature and write summary of findings.  Participates in the preparation of scientific papers for publication.

14. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Generic Job Description

Demonstrates knowledge of scientific principles.
Strong computer skills
Strong communication skills
Public speaking experience
Ability to prepare grant proposals with minimal supervision
Peer reviewed publications, plus oral or poster presentations at national meetings

Clean, comfortable, office environment

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35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
X Standing
X Walking
X Sitting
X Bending
X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
X Talking
X Hearing
X Seeing
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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