Research Coordinator III

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7106158 (Ref.No. 12406-en_US)
Posted: July 22, 2022
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.  


The leukemia team is currently conducting a multi-site treatment study in which our local investigator is the IND holder and responsible for timely responses to the FDA. The RCIII is in charge of assisting with coordinating this activity.  In addition, this team has multiple consortium and industry funded clinical trials that are already open so we will be looking for a candidate with prior treatment trial/coordination experience.  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. 



Job Duties

  • Interviews, screen and recruits patients for therapeutic and non-therapeutic studies; performs the subject consent process for biology, procurement and registry studies; explains processes and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study.  Attends patient visits as required by the protocol.
  • Collects 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.
  • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol and SOPs.
  • Maintains study records and regulatory documents for research studies.
  • Schedules research participant for tests and procedures such as laboratory tests, x-rays, and other studies specific for the research protocol
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Corresponds with internal and external patients throughout study.
  • Orders supplies and equipment.
  • Accountable for accurate research order entry into Epic Beacon/review of orders with providers to ensure everything has been entered correctly and confirms that they were indeed collected. 
  • Works directly with multiple departments to coordinate diagnostic procedures (ex. working alongside Cardiology to schedule protocol-specific echocardiograms) 
  • For studies that involve cell and gene therapies, the RCIII will schedule patients with the apheresis clinic, ensuring all CAGT paperwork is complete, monitoring the cell collection process (ex. updating the team on the apheresis status, plans for catheter removal, etc.) and entering all data into the cell chain and communicating shipping dates with the cell processing team. 
  • Coordinates specimen collection and submission from collaborating institutions and patients.
  • Coordinates site monitoring visits with protocol sponsor, study team, regulatory department, investigational pharmacy, and Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols.
  • Experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.



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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