Research Coordinator I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7117330 (Ref:13984-en_US)

Posted: December 6, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Coordinates day to day activities of the Quadrant Biosciences/Autism Care Network study to validate salivary biomarkers for children with autism and developmental delays at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital site. Responsibilities include screening, enrolling, and conducting follow-up assessments with research participants; supporting families through the entire research process; monitoring data collection and data quality; evaluating effectiveness of various recruitment strategies; and performing all study related activities in accordance with IRB guidelines and ethical practices.

Job Duties

  •  Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for the study; explains all processes and procedures to potential participants, as well as risks and benefits of participation.
  • Supports families with study registration by phone, email, and/or during live enrollments events.
  • Collects saliva sample s for genetic analysis on children and adults during events and clinic appointments.
  • Corresponds with participants as needed throughout the study to answer questions, resolve problems, and provide support with the return of genetic findings.
  • Schedules research participants for study-related procedures to be performed during clinic appointments and/or at live enrollment events.
  • Organizes frequent live enrollment events at the Autism Center or in conjunction with community partners.
  • Conducts follow-up with research participants
  • Uses research functions within the electronic medical record (Epic) to effectively identify and recruit potential participants.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarized information in appropriate formats for presentation, publication and/or grant submissions.
  • Monitors data collection and data quality
  • Collects, ships, and maintains paperwork for biological specimens, according to procedures outlined In the study protocol.
  • Directs partnership with PI Specific
  • Works alongside the principle investigator to complete IRB protocols, modifications, and continuing reviews.
  • Presents updates on study progress, recruitment strategies, and other study-related efforts to providers, hospital administrators, and the study sponsor.
  • Travels for recruitment events, investigator meetings associated with the clinical trial, and other outreach opportunities.
  • Cooperates in discussions during weekly team meetings and network conference calls.
  • Maintains lab website.
  • Designs outreach materials, orders supplies , and places food orders for outreach events and educational meetings. 
  • Volunteers to assist other team members with overflow duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and In writing.
  • Comfortable calling families by phone, explaining all aspects of the study, and answering questions.
  • Prior experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.
  • Experience with electronic health records 
  • Experience with marketing via social media 



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7117330 (Ref:13984-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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