Title:  Research Coordinator II

Division:  Pediatrics
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:  12561


Coordinates day to day activities of the Quadrant Biosciences/Autism Care Network study to validate salivary biomarkers for children with autism and developmental delays at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital site. Responsibilities include screening, enrolling, and conducting follow-up assessments with research participants; supporting families through the entire research process; monitoring data collection and data quality; evaluating effectiveness of various recruitment strategies; and performing all study related activities in accordance with IRB guidelines and ethical practices.  This is an onsite position. Work is located in clinics, hospitals, office areas, and community-partner sites where there are potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood and/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation , and physical hazards. Patient interaction and interaction with other employees is required.



Job Duties

  • Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for the study; explains all processes and procedures to potential participants, as well as risks and benefits of participation.
  • Supports families with study registration, either in person or virtually/remotely.
  • Collects saliva samples for genetic analysis on children during events and clinic appointments.
  • Corresponds with participants as needed throughout the study to answer questions, resolve problems, and provide support.
  • Schedules research participants for study-related procedures.
  • Uses research functions within the electronic medical record (Epic) to effectively identify and recruit potential participants.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarized information in appropriate formats for presentation, publication and/or grant submissions.
  • Collects, ships, and maintains paperwork for biological specimens, according to procedures outlined In the study protocol.
  • Works alongside the principle investigator to complete IRB protocols, modifications, and continuing reviews.
  • Presents updates on study progress, recruitment strategies, and other study-related efforts to providers, hospital administrators, and the study sponsor. May travel for recruitment events, investigator meetings associated with the clinical trial, and other outreach opportunities.
  • Cooperates in discussions during weekly team meetings and network conference calls.
  • Volunteers to assist other team members with overflow duties.

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

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and In writing.
  • Must be comfortable calling families by phone, explaining all aspects of the study, and answering questions.
  • Must have prior experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.
  • Prefer experience with electronic health records but not required.
  • Prefer experience with marketing via social media but not required .



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.