Research Coordinator III - Pedi Pulmonary / Cystic Fibrosis (On Site)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7184218 (Ref.No. 17339-en_US)
Posted: October 4, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Pediatric Pulmonary Section is home to one of the largest Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care Centers in the United States.  As part of the Center, we have a very active clinical CF research unit.  Our research team members are involved in Phase II-IV clinical trials. The Baylor CF research unit works with infants, pediatric, as well as adult subjects who have cystic fibrosis. The CF research unit is looking for the ideal candidate that is highly driven, self-motived, and eager to work both independently as well as be part of a dynamic team of research coordinators and physicians. The coordinator will work independently to manage all significant aspects of the large and small clinical research trials under the supervision of the primary investigator. The candidate will train and provide guidance to less experienced staff. This candidate will also provide advice to the group in determining our participation in solicitation for new study trials. The candidate will determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants in long term clinical trials. The candidate will have the opportunity to utilize or develop numerous clinical skills including pulmonary function testing, ECG, venipuncture, sample collection, etc. 

Job Duties

Protocol/Project Management:

  • Assisting investigators in the overall conduct of clinical trials.
  • Maintaining current regulatory files with study sponsors.
  • Monitors IRB submissions and responds to requests and questions with central and local IRBs.
  • Interacts with study sponsors and monitors and reports SAEs and resolves study queries.
  • Provides leadership for all studies/trials assigned, develops and implements policies and procedures, and identifies and implements corrective actions/process when required.

Study Management:

  • Interface with research subjects with the purpose of recruitment, screening, and enrollment; which may include scheduling research visits, procedures and lab testing. 
  • Resolves all issues related to research study protocols.
  • Evaluation of subjects for study eligibility and continued participation in the study.
  • Consenting of subjects to research protocols following Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • With appropriate training will perform venipuncture, ECG, spirometry, sweat testing, specimen collections and processing.
  • Will collect, process, ship and maintain paperwork for blood and/or other biological specimens according to study protocol.
  • Assist with audits of study trials records and specimen collections.
  • Appropriate handling and distribution of investigational products to subjects.

Data Management:

  • Oversees the data management of studies ensuring accurate study subject documentation.
  • Entering subject data into all required electronic data collection systems.
  • Retrieves, maintains and submits test results to appropriate study sponsors or PIs.
  • Report serious adverse events to include follow-up when necessary.

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

  • Master's degree in a related field. 
  • Two years of relevant experience in a research or health care setting.
  • Familiarity with EPIC/EMR.
  • Completion of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.
  • Working knowledge of clinical research terminology.
  • Working knowledge of central IRBs such as WIRB, Advarra, etc.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with pediatric patients.


Our national network offers a plethora of opportunities and training for coordinator professional development and advancement. Our national network also offers funding for the national research coordinator certification exam, funding for educational opportunities, and opportunities to be a part of national committees. Some weekends and evenings may be necessary. Travel opportunities available.


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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