Title:  Research Coordinator III

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $41,601 - $57,410
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  9004


We are seeking a talented individual to join our team at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and Cain Foundation Laboratories affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital to discover the genetic causes of childhood neurological disorders (epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and cognitive impairments), elucidate the neurocognitive impact, and discover therapeutic interventions for rare and common neurologic disorders.  This role offers the opportunity for professional growth with mentorship from scientists and clinicians in a team-based setting.  There may be the opportunity to develop or lead independent research projects.


The primary role of the Research Coordinator III is to lead and assist in all aspects of the study, including, but not limited to patient recruitment and communications, study design, data collection and analysis, maintaining regulatory documents and records, biospecimen acquisition, and organization and safety of research participants. The Research Coordinator III will have to be adaptive, resilient, with exceptional interpersonal skills, and able to work with people from many different backgrounds, this includes interacting with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. This position requires strong leadership and mentorship skills, enthusiasm, attention to detail, self-motivated, professional, willing to be flexible and adaptable, and have excellent communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Maintains databases, records, and regulatory documents for research studies. 
  • Monitors IRB submissions and responds to requests and questions with IRB.
  • Manages daily administrative tasks like preparing study materials, photocopying, organizing and filing documents, mailing study materials, working with confidential files.
  • Liaises with clinical partners to recruit participants and attend meetings with clinical stakeholders.
  • Explains process and procedures to educate participant, clinical partners, and investigators regarding the research study. 
  • Schedules and coordinates advocacy related events such as patient/family engagement activities.
  • Serves as a liaison between the community, researchers, and sponsors.
  • Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for studies.
  • Collects patient information and processes, documents, and enters information into a database.
  • Corresponds with participants and families throughout study.
  • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol. 
  • Schedules research participants for tests and procedures specific for the research protocol.
  • Conducts testing procedures required by the study.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Develops and modifies computer programs.
  • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.
  • Develops research methodologies.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Collects qualitative and quantitative data from research participants. Evaluates and analyzes clinical research data in an appropriate format. 
  • Evaluates and performs statistical analysis of clinical research data.
  • Knowledgeable in documenting study information per protocol.
  • Maintains data registries and sub-projects.
  • Provides leadership for all studies/trials assigned, develops and implements policy and procedures, identifies and implements. corrective actions/process when required.
  • Manages meetings with investigators across multiple sites.
  • Generates data reports to determine feasibility for upcoming studies.
  • Oversees and trains junior team members.

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

  • At least two years of relevant experience in a research or clinical setting. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience with spreadsheets, database management (eg. RedCap) and electronic medical records (eg. EPIC).
  • Experience in neuroscience, psychology or genetics.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.