Title:  Research Coordinator I

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147-$35,888
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  3379
Job Purpose

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 in 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: High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Education Preferred: Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish





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