Title:  Research Coordinator I - Community Based Health Promotion

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Variable schedule, weekends and evenings
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $13.80 - $18.66
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  10629


An hourly Research Coordinator I positions for grant-funded studies on family and environmental influences on children’s physical activity and screen media use, for the duration of the funding. The position includes assisting the Principal Investigator and Project Manager on two projects: 1) implementation of an obesity prevention program for Hispanic fathers and their children and 2) laboratory studies for assessing children’s screen media use. The position requires skills in communicating, recruiting and data collection with Hispanic men and children in Spanish and English for an intervention study; and skills in coding video data for a study to validate new technology for measuring children’s screen media use. There may be opportunity to work on other funded studies in the future. Bilingual in Spanish and English is required.

Job Duties

  • Attend and pass BCM certified training on HIPAA and human subject research and consent procedures.
  • Assist with recruiting and informing Hispanic men and their children in English or Spanish to participate in studies, including attending community meetings and events for study recruitment.
  • Schedule qualified participants and help with data collection activities in a laboratory observation study and community intervention study.
  • Assist in the data collection of an existing obesity prevention program for Hispanic fathers and their child(ren), including data entry of data collected. Data collection could include, measuring participants Height, Weight, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, HbgA1C, 24-hour dietary recalls, waist circumference and survey questionnaires.
  • Assist in qualitative data and video analyses from two studies.
  • Assist Qualitative Project Manager to organize and code video and interview data.
  • Assist in preparing report of interview data for presentation.
  • Help enter, monitor, maintain, verify, and keep current participant data in Access, Excel and RedCap database systems.
  • Maintain records of data collection (screening, demographic files, clinic visits, game play).
  • Maintain general recruitment records (computer and paper).
  • Provide project manager and principal investigator with reports on study progress, data forms, data collection, intervention implementation and contacts, as requested.
  • Attend project staff meetings.
  • Assist with administrative duties of research study such as audit preparation, assisting in preparing the study reports, monetary disbursements, and organizing participant files.
  • Adhere to Behavioral Nutrition Group and study guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills with investigators, staff, and participants (parents and children).
  • Great people interaction skills to work in community to recruit participants.
  • Precision in preparing physical activity materials, recording data, protocol documentation, and data entry.
  • Knowledge of study methods and procedures.
  • Ability to motivate parents and children to participate in the study and recommend it to family and friends.
  • Fast learner, great organizational skills, resourceful, and capable of multi-tasking.
  • Detail oriented and ensures tasks are completed correctly and on time.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is required



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