Title:  Research Coordinator II - Pediatrics (On -Site)

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm (Occasional evenings/weekends)
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $44,948 - $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  18394


The NIH-funded neurogenetics research laboratory at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting for a highly motivated candidate to assist with clinical research projects 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. Areas of research interest are in neurology, psychology, autism, and epilepsy with a focus on neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders in childhood.


The primary role of the Neurogenetics Research Coordinator II is to assist in all aspects of neurogenetics human subjects research, including, but not limited to screen and enroll participants, coordinate and supervise study visits, perform data entry, maintain study and regulatory documents, review medical records and test reports, collect and process biospecimens, and ensure the organization and safety of study participants.


The coordinator should have excellent attention to detail, communication, professional, and interpersonal skills, and be adaptable to study needs. The coordinator will work with people from many different backgrounds, including children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.


There will be opportunities for career development and growth. Flexibility with occasional evenings and weekend schedules (study visits may need to be coordinated with participant hospitalizations, family conferences, or provider availabilities). This position is 100% on-site. 

Job Duties

  • Coordinate day to day activities of research protocols which include screening, enrollment, monitoring, study visits, study visit procedures, and biospecimen acquisitions for research participants.
  • Schedule and provide in person supervision and coordination of research visits and biospecimen acquisitions.
  • Collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol. 
  • Assist in interview, screen, and recruitment of research subjects.
  • Coordinate and administer surveys, assessments, and other data collection modules to eligible participants which may include patients and/or their caregivers.
  • Keep track of relevant regulatory paperwork including IRB regulatory documents, amendments, approvals, and training documents.
  • Perform data entry and manage healthcare data in HIPAA compliant servers/software/databases to generate summary reports and data interpretations.
  • Conducts testing procedures required by study protocols, data collection, data entry, documentation, and assisting in interpreting the results in an appropriate format.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Generate data reports to determine feasibility for upcoming studies.
  • Attend and present at weekly research meetings with PI and team members.
  • Maintain and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in writing manuscripts and preparing poster presentations.
  • Train new and less-experienced team members.
  • Other duties as required for the study protocols as determined by the Principal Investigator. 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Two years of relevant research experience such as recruitment and consent of research participants, clinical trials.
  • Experience with basic, translational, or clinical research and direct patient interactions.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Experience with human-centered design, neuropsychology, genetics, neuroscience, or implementation science.
  • Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets, database management (ex RedCap) and electronic medical records (ex EPIC).
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and walk 0.5 to 1.5 miles to on campus locations in the Texas Medical Center. 
  • Flexibility with occasional evenings or weekends (may rarely need to collect biospecimens or arrange study visits that may fall outside the 8 am to 5 pm M-F window.)

Work Space

  • Cubicle in open office area in a research laboratory and will require walking to on campus Texas Medical Center research and clinical locations.



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