Title:  Research Coordinator I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14347


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

  • Approaches 4,400 patients with suspected or confirmed pneumonia who are seen in the TCH ED, assessing for consent, collecting clinical and demographic data from clinicians, the medical record and families, specimen acquisition and processing.
  • Assists the PI of the CDC Grant with activities pertaining to his grant, including data collection and data entry as well as grant reporting activities
  • Performs 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)
  • Collects and compiles data for research studies, summarizing information for these studies
  • Screens track board to identify potential patients based on a study's inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Obtains informed consent/assent from study participants
  • Enrolls 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)
  • Interprets 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)
  • Abstracts medical records
  • Helps to identify adverse events and severe adverse events
  • Addresses and resolves inconsistencies in data collected by reviewing medical records and correcting missing or inconsistent data points
  • Collects and process samples for various research studies:
  • Collects nasal washes, blood samples, nasal swabs, throat swabs, etc
  • Processes samples (centrifugation, freezing, shipping, etc)
  • Maintains spread sheets/databases for various studies:
  • Maintains databases to track patients screened, approached, consented, randomized, enrolled, missed, etc
  • Creates spread sheets to track patient follow-up appointments
  • Assists in the day-to-day activities of various research protocols to ensure smooth operation and compliance with study procedures
  • Follows standard operating procedures as detailed in each study's Manual of Operations
  • Participates in screening, reviewing medical records, and recruiting of patients for various studies in the Emergency Department
  • Prepares documents, data, and reports for study monitors and prepares for study monitoring visits
  • Interviews, screens and recruits patients for studies; explain process and procedures to educate participants regarding the research studies
  • Collects patient information
  • Processes, documents and enters information into a database 
  • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains 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.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.