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Research Coordinator I

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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Health Sciences, Psychiatry/Psychology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist, Other
Organization Type
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The Research Coordinator I position coordinates day to day activities of research protocols for two projects, including Iron Deficiency and Brain Development in Youth with Internalizing Disorders, and Examining the Skeletal Effects of Psychostimulants. Protocols will include screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants, which will be both children and adults. Will ensure accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of research participants.

Job Duties

  • Interviews, screens and recruits psychiatrically ill children and adult patients for study; explains process and procedures to educate participants and parents regarding the research study.
  • Collects patient information; processes documents and enters information into a database.
  • Performs Venipuncture (blood draws), EKGs/ECG's and obtain vital signs on study participants.
    • Receives on the job training of phlebotomy and EKGs/ECGs prior to performing on study participants.
  • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains paperwork for blood and saliva samples to extract DNA according to procedures outlined in study protocol.
  • Maintains records and regulatory documents for both research studies in electronic medical record system (EPIC).
  • Schedules research participants for tests and procedures such as, laboratory tests, x-rays, and other studies specific for the research protocol.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Corresponds with patient throughout study.
  • Orders supplies and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to commute to clinics within a 1-hr driving distance from the medical center.
  • Availability after hours and on weekends to accommodate children who cannot miss school.
  • Experience in the use of structured interviews to assess psychiatrically ill children, adolescents, and adults, particularly the LIFE and DISC.
  • Experience in the use of rating scales designed for children and young adults.
  • Experience in processing blood and saliva samples to extract DNA.
  • Experience working with electronic medical record system (EPIC).

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.
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