Title:  Research Coordinator I - Health Promotion

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Variable schedule, weekends and evenings
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $13.80 - $18.67 an hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  10822


An hourly research coordinator position for grant-funded studies on family and environmental influences on children’s and adults’ weight status and physical activity. The position includes assisting the Principal Investigator and Project Manager on one project: implementation of an obesity prevention study for Hispanic fathers and their children. The position requires skills in recruiting, scheduling, communicating and data collection. There may be opportunity to work on other funded studies in the future. Bilingual in Spanish and English is required.

For more information about Dr. O’Connor’s research please visit:

Job Duties

  • Attend and pass BCM certified training on HIPAA and human subject research and consent procedures.
  • Schedule qualified participants and help with data collection activities in community studies.
  • 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.
  • 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 study 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.