Title:  Research Coordinator II - Pediatric Neurogenetic Disorders

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $38,212 - $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  10767


We are seeking a talented individual to join our team at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and Cain Foundation Laboratories affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital to discover the genetic causes of childhood neurological disorders (epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and cognitive impairments), elucidate the neurocognitive impact, and discover therapeutic interventions for rare and common neurologic disorders. The primary role of the Research Coordinator II is to assist in all aspects of the study, including, but not limited to patient recruitment and communications, data collection and analysis, maintaining regulatory documents and records, biospecimen acquisition, and organization and safety of research participants. The Research Coordinator II should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as study participants may be recruited in person, via phone, or email. The coordinator will work with people from many different backgrounds, this includes interacting with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. This position requires attention to detail, self-motivated, punctual, professional, and willing to be flexible and adaptable.


Chao Lab: https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/hsiao-tuan-chao-lab
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute: https://nri.texaschildrens.org/about-us
Texas Children's Hospital (Medical Center): https://www.texaschildrens.org/

Job Duties

Project Management (25%)

  • Maintains databases, records, and regulatory documents for research studies.
  • Monitor IRB submissions and responds to requests and questions with IRB
  • Manage daily administrative tasks like preparing study materials, photocopying, organizing and filing documents, mailing study materials, working with confidential files

Community Outreach (15%)

  • Liaise with clinical partners to recruit participants and attend meetings with clinical stakeholders.
  • Explains process and procedures to educate participant, clinical partners, and investigators regarding the research study.

Study Management / Clinical and Research Coordinator (45%)

  • Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for studies.
  • Collects patient information. Processes, documents, and enters information into a database. Corresponds with participants and families throughout study.
  • Collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol.
  • Schedules research participant for tests and procedures specific for the research protocol.
  • Conducts testing procedures required by the study. Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Develops and modifies computer programs. • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.

Data Analysis and Management (15%)

  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study
  • Collects qualitative and quantitative data from research participants. Evaluates and analyzes clinical research data in an appropriate format.
  • Responsible for maintaining data registries and sub-projects
  • Generate data reports to determine feasibility for upcoming studies.
  • Work in a team environment with faculty and other staff members to ensure study objectives are being met
  • Other duties as required for the study protocols as determined by the PI.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.



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