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UT Health Research Coordinator II (Neurology/Stroke) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Coordinator II (Neurology/Stroke)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180001R6

Come join the Stroke Team at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. The stroke program has a strong track record of expanding research programs. As a Research Coordinator II, you will be responsible for the overall coordination and organization of stroke treatment research studies in compliance with study protocol, SOPs, and state and federal regulations. The Research Coordinator II will be expected to maintain open, clear, and effective communication with the physician-teams, research staff, patients, study sponsors, Institutional Review Board, and internal management; work on an international multi-center randomized controlled trial and other research studies as a part of a team of research staff and study investigators.

Prefer: Master’s degree in a related field with minimum of three years of related experience with coordinating research studies (preferably multicenter trials); or Doctorate degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides day to day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity.

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Provides day to day project management and coordination for a multicenter clinical trial and other research studies to include personnel, facilities, supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.

  2. Assists in the preparation of progress reports, grant proposals, and other research-related documents

  3. May provide direction/recommendations by identifying opportunities to enhance, re-terminate, or re-direct resources across various research projects to ensure timely completion of project guidelines.

  4. Prepares or assists in the preparation of IRB submissions, protocol-related documents (consent forms, case report forms, etc.), and budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, and organizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research planning meetings to prepare budget drafts for departmental leadership approval.

  5. Organizes study budget and pays invoices

  6. Prepares progress reports and applications for various committees and ensures that all staff has received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses.

  7. Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data and departmental programmatic data.

  8. Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.

  9. Interacts with representatives from the funding agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.

  10. Provides work administrative direction and guidance to research and/or administrative staff personnel within department.

  11. Consents and enrolls study patients

  12. Collects data from study patients

  13. Performs data entry and cleans databases for statistical analyses

  14. May review contracts and develop training.

  15. May manage, through input to departmental leadership or directly, Human Resources activities for direct administrative reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  16. Perform other duties as assigned

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and understanding of general medical terminology; clinical methods, procedures, and applications.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Must be comfortable and effective in communicating with potential study participants from a diverse population.

  • Proficient and confident with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with coordinating and organizing multicenter trials

  • Experience with patient consenting and collecting data

  • Experience with IRB submissions and preparation of protocol related documents

  • Knowledge and understanding of the principals of good clinical practices including ethical issues, patient rights, regulations and guidelines for clinical research.

  • Proficient with performing general office procedures and the ability to apply these in scheduling patients and adhering to established procedures.

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Prefer: Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of three years of experience with coordinating research studies (preferably multicenter trials); or Doctorate degree

Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree or two years of clinical research experience in lieu of every year of education plus certification from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC), Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or, Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC). If applicant has a bachelor’s degree, certification is not required.

Minimum experience:

Five years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

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