Research Coordinator II

Houston, Texas
November 24 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are seeking a talented individual to join our team at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and Cain Foundation Laboratories affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital to discover the genetic causes of childhood neurological disorders (epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and cognitive impairments), elucidate the neurocognitive impact, and discover therapeutic interventions for rare and common neurologic disorders. The primary role of the Research Coordinator II is to assist in all aspects of the study, including, but not limited to patient recruitment and communications, data collection and analysis, maintaining regulatory documents and records, biospecimen acquisition, and organization and safety of research participants. The Research Coordinator II should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as study participants may be recruited in person, via phone, or email. The coordinator will work with people from many different backgrounds; this includes interacting with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. This position requires attention to detail, self-motivation, punctuality, professionalism, and willingness to be flexible and adaptable.

Job Duties

  • Project Management: (25%)
    • Maintains databases, records, and regulatory documents for research studies.
    • Monitors IRB submissions and responds to requests and questions with IRB.
    • Manages daily administrative tasks like preparing study materials, photocopying, organizing and filing documents, mailing study materials, and working with confidential files.
  • Community Outreach: (15%)
    • Liases with clinical partners to recruit participants and attend meetings with clinical stakeholders.
    • Explains process and procedures to educate participant, clinical partners, and investigators regarding the research study.
  • Study Management / Clinical and Research Coordinator: (45%)
    • Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for studies.
    • Collects patient information. Processes, documents, and enters information into a database. Corresponds with participants and families throughout study.
    • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol.
    • Schedules research participant for tests and procedures specific for the research protocol.
    • Conducts testing procedures required by the study. Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
    • Develops and modifies computer programs.
    • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.
  • Data Analysis and Management: (15%)
    • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
    • Collects qualitative and quantitative data from research participants. Evaluates and analyzes clinical research data in an appropriate format.
    • Maintainins data registries and sub-projects.
    • Generates data reports to determine feasibility for upcoming studies.
  • Other Duties:
    • Works in a team environment with faculty and other staff members to ensure study objectives are being met.
    • Other duties as required for the study protocols as determined by the PI.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

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

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