Research Coordinator III - Pediatrics - Neurology NRI (90007201)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7067316 (Ref:4119-en_US)

Posted: June 29, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and Cain Foundation Laboratories are dedicated to understanding the pathogeneses of neurological disorders and discovering therapeutic interventions. We are seeking applicants for a Research Coordinator position to support a project that aims to discover the genetic causes of severe childhood epileptic disorders. The primary role of the Research Coordinator is to assist principal investigators in all aspects of the study, including, but not limited to patient recruitment and communications, data collection and analysis, maintaining regulatory documents and records, and biospecimen processing.

Job Duties
  • Interviews, screens, and recruits patients for study. Explains process and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study.
  • Collects patient information. Processes, documents, and enters information into a database.
  • Collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol.
  • Maintains records and regulatory documents and records for research studies.
  • Schedules research participant for tests and procedures, such as blood, skin biopsy, and other studies specific for the research protocol.
  • Conducts all testing procedures required by the study.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Orders supplies and equipment.
  • May correspond with patient throughout study.
  • Evaluates and analyzes clinical research data.
  • Perform basic laboratory experiments to support research study, such as DNA preparation, PCR, sequencing, cell culture, etc.
  • Prepares documentation necessary to obtain initial and continued approval for the specific research protocol.
  • Attends meetings and phone conferences regarding new and current protocols
  • Performs literature searches and prepares literature reviews.
  • Promotes education and awareness for patients and families.
  • Knowledgeable in documenting study information per protocol.
  • Conducts chart reviews to identify potential research participants.
  • Generates data reports to determine feasibility for upcoming studies.
  • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Experience Required: Two years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Must have effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Experience with computer spreadsheets
  • Ability to understand and implement patient studies, research protocols, and laboratory procedures
  • Must have interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies
  • May require experience with database management
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish





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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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