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Research Coordinator II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 27, 2023

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist, Other
Organization Type

The Moreno Lab at the Children's Nutrition Research Center is looking to hire a Research Coordinator II to coordinate the day-to-day operations of studies and clinical trials which include collecting participant data, monitoring research participants, and . Should be organized, able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Duties

  • Carry out multiple facets of data collection with child research participants and their parents in the laboratory or home environment, executive functioning test administration, and record keeping.
  • Learn basic lab procedures, including assessment of circadian rhythms via salivary melatonin, behavioral sleep assessment tools, and tests of executive function.
  • Work a 40-hour work week across 4 to 5 days - not always Monday through Friday, sometimes Saturday and Sunday - on research protocols that involve evening or overnight data collection visits. Assistance can be provided to facilitate the adjustment to the work schedule.
  • Consent patients for study participation; explain process and procedures to educate participants regarding the research study.
  • Handle interviewing, screening, recruiting, and consenting participants, site initiation visits, interim monitoring visits and close-out studies, explaining processes and procedures to educate the participants regarding the respective research study.
  • Ensure accurate data collection, documentation, organization, and safety of research participants.
  • Collect participant information; processes documents and enters information into a database.
  • Maintain records and regulatory documents and records for research studies.
  • Retrieve and submits study results to PI for review.
  • Correspond with participants throughout study.
  • Order supplies and equipment.
  • Process technology assigned to study protocol and works with multiple information systems such as REDCap, Access, and Excel databases
  • Compose and type study correspondence and other documentation.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled research and other staff meetings
  • Work with PI for grant proposal submission and progress reports; performs literature searches and drafts literature.
  • Assist in the writing of manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals.
  • Schedule research participants for tests and procedures specific for the research protocol.
  • Collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork according to procedures outlined in the study protocol.
  • Maintain records and regulatory documents and records for respective research studies to ensure compliance with IRB and other governing entities.

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

  • Willing to travel occasionally to participants' homes
  • While we will attempt to provide flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends as necessary, there will be times when the work schedule is dictated by the study protocol.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner, both orally and in writing, with internal and external customers
  • Experience with computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office and front-end database applications (RedCap)
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills, takes action and meets deadlines assigned by Manager and/or PI

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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