Coordinator, Clinical Research

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7106152 (Ref.No. 12483-en_US)
Posted: July 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


.Dr. Maya Balakrishnan is a clinical researcher in the Section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in the Department of Medicine. She is looking to hire a qualified and motivated person for a full time research position who is genuinely interested in clinical research addressing liver disease among under-served patient populations.

Job Duties

  • Recruits and enrolls patients into studies; manages data collection, entry, and storage; manages IRB submissions.
  • Carries out qualitative research projects: conduct one on one interviews, focus group discussions; contribute to study designs, interview guides, coding schemes; code interviews 
  • Provides additional research support for ongoing projects, including organizing project files, scheduling project activities and meetings, taking meeting minutes, and coordinating with co-investigators, collaborators, and project personnel across multiple sites to move projects forward. Maintains project databases, including tracking and reporting on project components to ensure timelines are adhered to and are deadlines met.
  • Maintains manuals of procedures for projects and assist with project protocol development and management.
  • Conducts comprehensive literature searches related to ongoing projects.
  • Assists with other activities related to qualitative and quantitative research data coordination and management, for example, contributing to instrument development and refinement, executing data collection, data cleaning and quality control oversight.
  • Assists with document preparation and references for publications and new project proposals.
  • Conducts interviews, focus group discussions, transcribe interviews, takes notes, code data.
  • Contributes to presentation preparation, such as pulling data and drafting slides.
  • Attends project meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience in qualitative research.
  • Strong interest in health equity and/or health behaviors. 
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies and data analysis software programs (e.g., Atlas.ti, SPSS, STATA).
  • Ability to display a professional, positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills and communication skills required and must be able to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • Team oriented, collaborative mindset with an interest in creating value in any situation with insightful questions and suggestions.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, efficient, and strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in accepting work assignments with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, understand processes, and resolve issues. 



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



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