Research Coordinator III - Oncology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7112678 (Ref.No. 13369-en_US)
Posted: October 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Coordinator III position involves day to day activities of clinical trials. Many of these duties will include monitoring of research participants, enrollment, and screening. Responsibilities require flexibility and detail oriented individual to work closely with senior research staff. The position performs patient screening, blood draws, plans and schedules study visits, does reporting for IRBS, FDA, and Data Safety Review Committee.


This position is the primary point of contact for clinical trial participants.  Thus, this individual must be able to discern (in collaboration with departmental physicians) which symptoms are likely related to the investigational product, the disease under study, other medications, or a combination of the above.  This individual must be able to obtain the appropriate information from the patient, decide whether or not to escalate it, and then determine its impact on study conduct.

Job Duties

  • Coordinates clinical research activities with clinical care, which involves liaising with physicians from multiple specialties, clinic staff, as well as hospital staff, in order to ensure protocol adherence and conduct the study in accordance with Good Clinical Practices. 
  • Assesses comprehensively, documents, and grades adverse events in collaboration with the participant's physician, as well as other care team members in accordance with the standardized NCI guidelines.
  • Uses intimate knowledge of multiple study protocols in order to screen, confirm eligibility, and coordinate the necessary battery of tests/procedures without affecting timeline to starting treatment.
  • Navigates conflicts in scheduling resulting from departmental conflicts, clinics canceled as a result of COVID or weather, which can then produce a domino effect on treatment timelines, response assessments, etc., and ultimately create difficulties in protocol adherence and timely data collection.

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

  • • Oncology experience is preferred. 
  • • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • • Must have experience with computer spreadsheets and database use. 
  • • Must have the ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols. 
  • • Requires interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies and interact with staff and physicians.
  • • Excellent time management and organizational skills.  



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.



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