Research Coordinator II - Neurogenetics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7122233 (Ref.No. 14529-en_US)
Posted: January 27, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


We are seeking a talented individual to join the Chao Laboratory for neurogenetics and neuropsychology research at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, to discover the genetic causes of childhood neurological disorders (epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and cognitive impairments), elucidate the neurocognitive and psychological impact, and discover therapeutic interventions for rare and common neurologic disorders. The primary role of the Clinical Research Coordinator II is to assist in all aspects of the human subjects study, including, but not limited to patient recruitment and communications, data collection and analysis, maintaining regulatory documents and records, biospecimen acquisition, and organization and safety of research participants. The Research Coordinator II should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as study participants may be recruited in person, via phone, or email. The coordinator will work with people from many different backgrounds, this includes interacting with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. This position requires attention to detail, proficiency with Excel spreadsheets, familiarity with database management, self-motivated, professional, and able to be adaptable to study needs. There will be opportunities for career development and growth.

Job Duties

  • Maintains databases, registries, records, IRB, and regulatory documents for research studies. |
  • Liases 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 coordinate 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. 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 participant for tests and procedures, conducts testing procedures required by the study. Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.
  • Conducts literature searches, summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study, develop research methodologies
  • Collects qualitative and quantitative data from research participants. Evaluates and analyzes clinical research data in an appropriate format.
  • Evaluates and perform statistical analysis of clinical research data as needed.
  • Is knowledgeable in documenting study information per protocol.
  • Provides leadership for all studies/trials assigned, develop and implements policy and procedures, identifies and implements corrective actions/process when required
  • Generates data reports to determine feasibility for upcoming studies.
  • Oversees and train junior team members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.



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.