Title:  Research Coordinator III

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $41,601 - $57,410
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8962


At the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine we study almost every aspect of breast health and disease and are focused entirely on strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat all breast cancer. We are a multidisciplinary center with an emphasis on translational research. Seeking an experienced Research Coordinator III who will be responsible for multiple clinical projects in Breast Cancer research under the direction of the principle investigator and clinical research manager. This position will support the PI to facilitate clinical trial accrual and study activities, working with BCM staff across multiple clinic locations and teams in the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center.  Fast-paced and dynamic work environment.  Candidate should be self-motivated and able to balance a complex work schedule (early mornings/late afternoons).

Job Duties

• Coordinates day to day activities of clinical research protocols which include screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants. Ensures accurate collection, documentation, and organization of research data. May coordinate study activities that can occur across multiple clinic locations.
• Recruits and interviews potential study participants at multiple sites at Baylor Clinic, St. Luke's and Harris Health and tracks approaches using electronic medical records (EPIC) and bio-bank database. 
• Collects patient information; processes documents and enters information into a database. 
• May collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol. May perform venipuncture (blood draws) on study participants following adequate training and certification.
• Maintains records and regulatory documents and records for research studies.
• Assists Project Manager to implement quality control on bio-specimens, database for repository PDX (Collect blood sample from patients at Smith Clinic and McNair with metastatic breast cancer, so we can monitor the dynamic changes of the circulating tumor DNA).
• 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.
• Provides patient education for patients with varying levels of health literacy, obtaining consent, and explaining all aspects of consent form and consent procedures to patients of varying cultural and educational backgrounds.
• 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.
• Attends regular meetings with Research Manager, PIs, and study team for update reports and process improvement.
• Provides cross-coverage on study activities across research team as needed.

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

  • Clinical trial drug and/ device experience.
  • Oncology research study experience.
  • ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator or SOCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional certification.
  • Phlebotomy experience and certification.
  • Research database experience.





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