Research Coordinator III - Breast Oncology

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Oct 3, 2022

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Life Sciences, Oncology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist, Other
Organization Type

The Breast Oncology Department within the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Coordinator III. This individual will serve as one of the primary Breast Oncology research point of contacts in one of only 51 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide (one of three in Texas). This individual must be highly skilled, motivated, detail oriented, and have the ability to effectively navigate a multitude of trials in Breast Oncology. This individual must be able to adapt quickly to a variety of situations in a complex oncology environment and balance multiple projects simultaneously.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate clinical research activities with care. Screen and consent patients, confirm eligibility, and register patients onto trials. Educate patients about study specific requirements and communicate with them throughout the study.
  • Coordinate tests, procedures and study visits efficiently and in a timely manner. Must be able to navigate conflicts in scheduling resulting from departmental conflicts, clinics canceled as a result of COVID or weather, which can then produce a domino effect on treatment timelines, response assessments, etc., and ultimately create difficulties in protocol adherence and timely data collection.
  • Collect, process, store and ship blood or biological specimens as indicated by study protocols. May be required to receive on the job training of phlebotomy prior to performing on study participants.
  • Complete case report forms in a timely manner as required by sponsors and investigators. Review medical records and transfer patient data into databases and sponsors' electronic data systems when required. Ensure accuracy of data. Resolve data queries.
  • Assess adverse events in collaboration with the study physician and study team, document and grade adverse events in accordance with the standardized NCI guidelines, report adverse events to the sponsor or IRB as appropriate, and have a thorough understanding of which adverse events require modifications (e.g. dose delays, dose modifications, supportive care, etc.); communicate this to the study physician and study team in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with the study physician, sponsor, clinical staff, and research team to support all aspects of study activities, ensure protocol adherence and study is carried out in accordance with GCP guidelines.
  • Support the department and investigators with timely reporting of study status, enrollment status, monitoring visits, site visits. • Assists with the preparation of study audits and quality reviews. • Provide cross - coverage support on study activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to function both independently, and as part of a team
  • Must have experience with or be willing to learn how to use a variety of electronic data capture systems.
  • Must have the ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols.
  • Must be able to follow departmental and institutional processes, guidelines and procedures.
  • Must be willing to handle tissue and blood specimens with appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to coordinate research studies and interact with staff and physicians.
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.

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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