Title:  Senior Research Coordinator

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,251 - $65,329
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2633

As an affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine-Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) at Texas Children's Hospital is the largest pediatric cancer center in the United States, and the #1 pediatric cancer center in Texas. The nationally acclaimed children's clinic, along with the research and drug development programs, is considered by U.S. News & World Report to be among the best children's hospitals for cancer. As a recognized leader in translating break-through research findings from the laboratory into the clinic, we are at the forefront of childhood cancer research with over 350 researchers in 38 laboratories performing cutting-edge science.

Job Purpose

The Senior Research Coordinator is responsible for implementing and coordinating the day to day activities of multiple clinical research protocols, both therapeutic and non-therapeutic. 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. Under minimal supervision performs research coordination duties for cooperative, pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated studies. Tasks require a high level of organizational skills and the exercise of discretion and ability to ask the right questions to determine proper course of action while following established standards.

Job Duties
  • Assists Principal Investigators (PI) with study requirements.
  • Reviews protocol requirements and processes to ensure compliance.
  • Identifies and recruits clinical research subjects/patients.
  • Assists providers with consent and enrollment of new study subjects/patients.
  • Coordinates research subject/patient visits and evaluations.
  • Monitors protocol timelines and patient milestones.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Coordinates specimen collection and submission from collaborating institutions and patients.
  • Submits study data to internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Conducts initial study training/orientation and ongoing education to physicians and nurses.
  • Prepares for and participates in site visits made by sponsor and other entities.
  • Recognizes, tracks and assists with reporting adverse events.
  • Facilitates quality assurance and quality control activities for internal and external monitoring.
  • Precepts new clinical research staff.
  • Adheres to departmental guidelines and workflows.
  • Upholds GCP guidelines.
  • Volunteers to assist team with overflow duties.
  • Seeks guidance from Clinical Research Manager for additional assignments.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Required: Five years of relevant experience.
  • None required.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.

  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience with computer spreadsheets.
  • Ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies.





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