Title:  Research Coordinator II

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $38,212 - $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14350


Dr. Erica Soltero is an assistant professor in the Children’s Nutrition Research Center in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. The focus of her research is implementing community-based diabetes prevention programs for Hispanic youth and families. This work involves behavioral studies to investigate the influence of physical activity and sedentary behaviors on the development and prevention of type 2 diabetes. It also includes qualitative work focused on identifying social determinants of health that influence diabetes risk in Hispanic youth and families. Dr. Soltero is currently seeking to hire a Research Coordinator who will participate in daily research activities which include a variety of job duties centered on participant recruitment, establishing and maintaining community partnerships, data collection, project materials development, and working collaboratively with a team to implement diabetes prevention programming.

Job Duties

Coordinates day to day activities of research protocols, which include calling, screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants. Ensures accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of research participants. Ensures that project goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications. Implement ongoing interventions or experiments Duties include:

  • Interview, screen, and recruit participants for studies
  • Explain processes and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study and obtain informed consent.
  • Collects data and documents from participants and enter information into a database Cdevices), process, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlines in study protocol. On the job training for these activities will be provided
  • Obtains vital signs and measure anthropometrics (weight, height, waist circumference) on participants. On the job training for these activities will be provided
  • Maintains records and regulatory documents for research studies
  • Schedules research participants for tests and procedures such as lab tests, intervention sessions, and other studies specific for the research protocol
  • Facilitates relationships with clinics and other community-based resources for recruitment and data collection
  • Works with principal investigator to complete IRB protocols, modifications, and continuing reviews
  • Coordinates and assist with project meetings, meeting minutes and presentations
  • Corresponds and act as liaison for participants, investigators, IRB, sponsors, and healthcare professionals
  • Maintains project resources, including facilitate orders for supplies and equipment
  • Assists in developing manuscripts, progress reports, and grants, by developing data tables, conducting literature reviews, and manuscript formatting

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 preferably in psychology, human biology, kinesiology, or any other health related field
  • Proficient (reading, writing, and speaking) in Spanish.
  • Given that Dr. Soltero’s work is centered in the Hispanic population, it is necessary for obtaining parental consent, recruitment, data collection, and overall project management, that the research coordinator speak Spanish.
  • Background in community health or nutrition to assist in implementing intervention content to community members.



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