Research Coordinator I

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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

Become an active member of a translational research team investigating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and related conditions. Provide responsible coordination and assistance in support of clinical research projects by completing assignments requiring a basic knowledge of fundamental techniques and practices related to neurology and genetics, working under minimal supervision by a higher-level research staff member.

Job Duties

  • Consent and enroll human subjects into research studies after being trained by the principal investigator and with supervision from the project manager.
  • Triage and coordinate requests for biological specimen (saliva, blood) or tests from investigators.
  • Contact subjects who are selected for biological specimen and arrange for the sample collection. This will involve using universal precautions for handling human samples, and performing phlebotomy for blood sample collection.
  • Perform basic molecular biology protocols for DNA sample preparation and management.
  • Instruct subjects to complete questionnaires pertinent to the research studies.
  • Maintain detailed records of research activities, including study protocols and records of subject enrollment and sample collection.
  • Assist in the basic upkeep of institutional review board (IRB) documents for the active studies, including submission of amendments and continual review.
  • Attend courses in safety procedures for the handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, infectious, radioactive and toxic substances, ensuring that all laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with such procedures.
  • Help prepare and perform research experiments; evaluate and analyze data; and document results.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Order laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain the laboratory and workspace area in a neat orderly condition.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.

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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