Research Coordinator III - Neurology (Neurocognitive)

Houston, TX

Research Coordinator III - Neurology (Neurocognitive)

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001PS

Exciting opportunity to join our Neurology (Neurocognitive) Clinical Research team! Full-time, exempt position, located at 1941 East Road, Houston, Texas 77030.

Exciting opportunity to join our Neurology (Neurocognitive) Clinical Research team! Full-time, exempt position, located at 1941 East Road, Houston, Texas 77030.

Preference:

  • clinical trials coordinating experience (at least 2 years); does not require the experience to be necessarily in neurocognitive disorders

  • interest in a research career, even if eventually like to go to industry

  • organized and high attention to detail

  • driven and highly self-motivated.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

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 coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, and supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.

  2. Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies; works closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.

  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 budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research planning meetings to prepare budget drafts for departmental leadership approval.

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

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

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

  8. Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.

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

  10. May review contracts and develop training.

  11. 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.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Working knowledge of MS Office.

Preferred: 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).

Depending on clinical trial, if nursing type duties are required, an RN license issued by the state of Texas is required.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.