Title:  Research Coordinator I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $35,184
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  6814


Coordinates day-to-day activities of research protocols which include screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants.  Ensures accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of research participants.  Maintains records and regulatory documents and records for research studies.

Job Duties

  • Perform research for several NIH and Industry Funded studies that are housed in the TCH Emergency Department: (approximately 50% of time will be spent in the Emergency Department actively screening and recruiting patients)
  • Collect and compile data for research studies, summarizing information for these studies:
    • Screen track board to identify potential patients based on a study's inclusion/exclusion criteria
    • Obtain informed consent/assent from study participants
    • Enroll study subjects and collect data specific to each study (demographic information, past medical history, laboratory values, results from imaging studies, medications, physical exam findings, etc)
  • Interpret information from data collected and meets regularly to report to principal investigator: (Approximately 30% of time will be spent collecting, entering, and cleaning data collected from studies)
    • Will abstract medical records
    • For each particular study, help to identify adverse events and severe adverse events
    • Address and resolve inconsistencies in data collected by reviewing medical records and correcting missing or inconsistent data points
  • Collect and process samples for various research studies:
    • ETA Depending on study, may collect nasal washes, blood samples, nasal swabs, throat swabs, etc
    • Depending on study, will process samples (centrifugation, freezing, shipping, etc)
  • Maintain spread sheets/databases for various studies:
    • Will maintain databases to track patients screened, approached, consented, randomized, enrolled, missed, etc
    • Will create spread sheets to track patient follow-up appointments
    • Assist in the day-to-day activities of various research protocols to ensure smooth operation and compliance with study procedures
    • Follow standard operating procedures as detailed in each study's Manual of Operations
    • Participate in screening, reviewing medical records, and recruiting of patients for various studies in the Emergency Department
    • Prepare documents, data, and reports for study monitors and prepares for study monitoring visits
  • Interview, screen and recruit patients for studies; explain process and procedures to educate participants regarding the research studies
  • Collect patient information
  • Process, document and enter information into a database 
  • May collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Three years' relevant experience in a research or health care setting without a Bachelor degree. No experience required if candidate has a Bachelor degree in a related field. 
  • Bilingual is a plus but not necessary.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prior experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.





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