Title:  Research Coordinator II

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $38,212 - $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  9697


The Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is looking for a experienced Research Coordinator to coordinate day to day activities of the NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) clinical trials activities. The candidate will work with a team and alongside Dr. Maya Balakrishnan. Duties and responsibilities include working directly with research patients on screening, enrolling, and monitoring for clinical trial compliance. The candidate will also manage and enter data into study databases, presenting data on a routine basis.  Duties will also include regulatory reporting and compliance, as well as writing IRB protocols, including amendments and renewals.  Duties will also include involvement in observational trials. The position is full-time, 5 days a week. 

Job Duties

  • Recruits and interviews potential study participants in non-therapeutic and therapeutic 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.
  • Performs EKGs/ECGs, and obtains vital signs for study participants. (Employees may be required to receive on the job training of  EKGs/ECGs prior to performing on study participants.)
  • Plans and schedules upcoming research visits for study subjects, according to protocol requirements.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation. Tracks IP compliance at the protocol-and subject level. Independently maintain appropriate study-level documentation including regulatory binders, enrollment logs, patient registration in the system of record, etc.
  • Liaises with PI, Sponsor, Research Manager and OCR Research Finance to support all aspects of study activity
  • Schedules research participant for tests and procedures such as laboratory tests, imaging, and other studies specific for the research protocol. Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Coordinates Site Monitoring visits with  sponsor,CRO, study team, investigational pharmacy, and Principal Investigator.
  • Facilitates the study start up process, including: Draft multiple study documents to initiate the study start up process at the site.
  • Assists with data collection and reporting of Serious Adverse Events to appropriate regulatory agencies and sponsors.
  • Coordinates IRB applications to local/central IRB. 
  • Orders supplies and equipment.

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

  • Clinical trial drug experience.
  • Experience with Excel spreadsheets and research database use.
  • Understands and implements patient studies and protocols.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.



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