The Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas is seeking a Research Coordinator II that will be conducting research work of a complex nature including Clinical trials and lab based research in a busy translational research unit. This will require establishing research methods and procedures, planning, completing and occasionally supervising research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.
He/she will function as a study coordinator in this 'Mild cognitive impairment' study protocol under the PI's supervision for this randomized clinical trial involving 60 participants. The coordinator will be responsible for:
Research Activity – 50%
Assisting in subject recruitment and retention.
Arrange the detail visitation schedules – this involves 7 visits spread over 6 months, and requires coordination with the participant, Baylor’s Clinical Research Center (CRC), pharmacy, Clinical Pathology Labs (CPL)
Arrange blood draws at CPL labs
Maintain research relevant information and files for all participants
Place telephone calls to ensure compliance, and be available for any questions or concerns
Provide weekly updates to the PI Dr. Sekhar on all study related matters
Arrange for providing participant stipends on a timely basis, by working with the section administrative staff
Maintain study participant folders containing consent forms and all relevant study information
Maintain participant study folders in a securely locked location
Prepare information for each DSMC meet every 6 months
Assist the PI with annual IRB renewals of the protocols
Assist the PI with filing any protocol deviations or adverse reports to the IRB
Assist the PI with timely provision of annual reports to the NIH
Implement the protocol in association with research nursing staff at the CRC
Perform calorimetry and endopat tests
Clinical Administration – 30%
Receive training and perform cognitive assessments as required by the protocol
Administer multiple study questionnaires as required by the protocol
Provide study supplements to the study participants
Order multiple supplements required for the study and deliver to the pharmacy
Communicate and coordinate with the dispensing pharmacist for supplement preparation, collection and distribution
Help in collating data for the statistical analyses (excel, redcap etc)
Do pill counting of any unconsumed supplements every 4-weeks for every participant
Additional responsibilities – 20%
Transport blood back to the PI’s lab for immediate processing
Help in processing of samples in the lab
Help in analyzing kits and assay measurements in the labHe/she will function as a study coordinator in this ‘Mild cognitive impairment’ study protocol under the PI’s supervision for this randomized clinical trial involving 60 participants.
Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
Experience Required: One year of relevant experience.
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