Research Coordinator III - Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology Clinical Resear

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077532 (Ref:6704-en_US)

Posted: April 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) Research Coordinator III is responsible for implementing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of clinical research protocols on the Leukemia team. 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. This specific RCIII role will serve as the primary research coordinator for pediatric therapeutic leukemia clinical trials and will oversee the entire process of patients being enrolled on these treatment studies. These critical and complex treatment trials will include multi-site therapeutic protocols, as well as studies involving Cell and Gene therapies.  The RC III will participate in on-call rotation schedule (approximately once a month) to handle issues evenings and weekends, this can be completed remotely.

Job Duties

  • Interview, screen and recruit patients for therapeutic and non-therapeutic studies; perform the subject consent process for biology, procurement and registry studies; explain processes and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study
  • Attend patient visits as required by the protocol
  • Collect patient information through direct patient interviews, questionnaires and chart abstractions; processes documents and enters information into databases or case report forms
  • Assess patient data for compliance and serious adverse event reporting, and initiate expeditious reviews of study data and source documentation with the Principal Investigator as warranted
  • May collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol and SOPs
  • Maintain study records and regulatory documents for research studies
  • Schedule research participant for tests and procedures such as laboratory tests, x-rays, and other studies specific for the research protocol
  • Retrieve and submit test results to appropriate party
  • May correspond with internal and external patients throughout study
  • Order supplies and equipment
  • Facilitate the study start up process, including:
    • Complete training sessions with various personnel who will be working on the study (ex. finalizing the nursing in-service, training the BMT/Cell processing teams)
    • Create/administer nursing education for new therapeutic protocols prior to their implementation in the outpatient clinic, inpatient 9th floor, and CRC. Coordinate appropriate time for education with the nursing education manager.
    • Draft multiple study documents to initiate the study start up process (ex. creating a Manual of Operations for all protocols, completing a nursing summary; drafting initial nursing orders if the CRC will be used; completing the application to use the CRC unit; preparing the RTSS Service Form which outlines all research sample requirements for the study, etc.)
    • Organize and set up Site Selection and Site Initiation Visits – working with outside monitors and coordinating schedules with various departments around the institution

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

  • Must have interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies
  • Must have effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Must have the ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols
  • May require experience with computer spreadsheets and database management





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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