Research Coordinator I - Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7221911 (Ref:18628-en_US)

Posted: February 28, 2024

Job Description


Coordinates day to day activities of the Simons Foundation Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) study and Lighthouse clinical trial of Arbaclofen 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.
  • Uses research functions within the electronic medical record (Epic) to effectively identify and recruit potential participants.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarized information in appropriate formats for presentation, publication and/or grant submissions.
  • Collects, ships, and maintains paperwork for biological specimens, according to procedures outlined In the study protocol.
  • 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. May travel 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.
  • Clinical research experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus, but not required.
  • Strong communication skills. 


Work is located In clinics, hospitals, office areas, and community-partner sites where there are potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood and/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation , and  physical  hazards. Patient interaction and interaction with other employees is required.



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:#7221911 (Ref:18628-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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