Title:  Research Coordinator I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $35,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  4350

Coordinates day-to-day activities of the SPARK study (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge; www.sparkforautism.org/texaschildrens) at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital site. Responsibilities include screening, enrolling, and conducting follow-up with research participants; monitoring data collection and data quality; evaluating effectiveness of various recruitment strategies; and performing all study related activities in accordance with IRB guidelines and ethical practices.

Job Duties
  • Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for the study; explains all processes and procedures to potential participants, as well as risks and benefits of participation.
  • Uses research functions within the electronic medical record (Epic) to effectively identify and recruit potential participants.
  • Creates and manages Excel spreadsheets to aid the study team in outreach efforts and evaluation of best-practice-alert initiatives.
  • Supports families with study registration by phone, email, and/or during live enrollments events.
  • Collects saliva sample s for genetic analysis on children and adults during events and clinic appointments.
  • Corresponds with participants as needed throughout the study to answer questions, resolve problems, and provide support with the return of genetic findings.
  • Schedules research participants for study-related procedures to be performed during clinic appointments and/or at live enrollment events.
  • Organizes frequent live enrollment events at the Autism Center or in conjunction with community partners.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • At least one year of relevant experience
  • Work is located In clinics, hospitals, office areas, and community-partner sites where there are potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood and/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation , and physical hazards. Patient interaction and interaction with other employees is required
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and In writing
  • Must be comfortable calling families by phone, explaining all aspects of the study, and answering questions
  • Must have prior experience with computer spreadsheets and database management
  • Prefer experience with electronic health records but not required
  • Prefer experience with marketing via social media but not required 





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