Title:  Research Coordinator III

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785 - $53,021
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6892


The Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) Research Coordinator III is responsible for implementing and coordinating the day to day activities of clinical research protocols on the Long Term Survivor team. Ensures accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of study volunteers. Serves as a liaison between subject, investigators, sponsors and other relevant healthcare professionals who are part of the research or patient care team.

Job Duties

  • Interview, screen and recruit patients for therapeutic and non-therapeutic studies; perform the subject consent process for biology, procurement and registry studies; explain process and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study.
  • Collect patient information through direct patient interviews, questionnaires and chart abstractions; process documents and enters information into databases or case report forms.
  • May collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol and SOPs. Maintains study records and regulatory documents for research studies.
  • May schedule research participant for tests and procedures such as laboratory tests, x-rays, and other studies specific for the research protocol; retrieve and submit test results to appropriate party.
  • Retrieve and submit test results to appropriate party.
  • May correspond with internal and external patients throughout study. · Orders supplies and equipment.
  • Serve as the primary research coordinator for pediatric long term survivor and cancer control clinical trials and will oversee the entire process of patients being enrolled on these studies. RCIII will also be responsible for data management aspect of assigned studies. This role will also provide support to Leukemia team as needed.
  • Facilitate the study start up process, including:
    • Complete training sessions with various personnel who will be working on the study
    • Draft multiple study documents to initiate the study start up process (ex. create a Manual of Operations for all protocols, complete the application to use the CRC unit; prepare the RTSS Service Form which outlines all research sample requirements for the study, etc.)
    • Organize and set up Site Selection and Site Initiation Visits – work with outside monitors and coordinate schedules with various departments around the institution.
  • Interview, screen and recruit patients for cooperative, pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated therapeutic and non-therapeutic studies.
  • May recruit, advertise, and screen for research patients. ay act as study coordinator for multisite clinical trial including interacting with participating sites.
  • Collaborate with study team and physicians to assist in determining patient eligibility for research protocols.
  • Coordinate specimen collection and submission from collaborating institutions and patients.
  • Accountable for accurate research order entry into Epic Beacon/review of orders with providers to ensure everything has been entered correctly and confirms that they were indeed collected.
  • Coordinate Site Monitoring visits with protocol sponsor, study team, regulatory department, investigational pharmacy, and Principal Investigator.
  • Perform neurocognitive testing .
  • Work directly with multiple departments to coordinate diagnostic procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Requires effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • May require experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.
  • May require ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols.
  • Requires interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies.





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