Title:  Research Coordinator II

Division:  TCH Departments
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $44,948 - $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  16283


The Division of Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an experienced Research Coordinator for the Heart Center Tissue Bank to support Tissue Bank operations and ongoing translational research studies in the Heart Center. This is an opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated and team-oriented individual to contribute to a growing collaborative research program within the interdisciplinary Texas Children’s Heart Center. 

Job Duties

The Research Coordinator is responsible for daily functioning of the tissue bank. Working closely with Heart Center faculty, staff and trainees, the Research Assistant ensures efficient execution of all tissue bank related activities, including but not limited to:

  • Interface with patient/family members to obtain legal consent
  • Assist in the identification and subsequent consent of subjects
  • Interact with operation room nursing staff to coordinate specimen procurement
  • Specimen collection and transport
  • Perform processing of specimens for storage as well as research experiments in the laboratory
  • Assist in preparation and implementation of Tissue Bank SOPs
  • Perform clinical data entry in tissue bank databases and maintain accurate inventory records  
  • Ensure appropriate communication and coordination with tissue processing labs, Pathology and other Individual research labs 
  • Oversee and keep stock of tissue bank supplies 
  • Assist with regulatory tasks for research protocols supported by the tissue bank    
  • May perform other duties as required


  • Provides biospecimen procurement and data management support for flagship Heart Center collaborative research programs (e.g. Pediatric Heart Network. Under oversight of the Director of Surgery Tissue Bank provides on-the-ground training and support for junior tissue bank research personnel and trainees.
  • Maintains all local, sponsor and federally mandated training requirements for participation in human subjects’ research. 

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

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Basic Science, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related field.
  • Prior experience in tissue banking, clinical research, laboratory work and specimen handling.
  • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and commitments simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize task completion to meet competing deadlines.


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.