UT Health Research Coordinator I - Neurosurgery in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Coordinator I - Neurosurgery
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210002PF
Will work with PI on NINDS/NIH funded biomarker discovery study. This study is looking for biomarkers prognostic for neuropathic pain in patients with acute spinal cord injury.
The candidate will need to screen and enroll acute spinal cord injury patients within 24 hours of injury into the study. They must be comfortable in an ICU, hospital and rehabilitation setting.
Need to understand basic medical terminology. Excellent communication skills, Spanish fluency is a plus. Will need to learn phlebotomy if not already certified.
The position will include screening, enrolling, consenting, interviewing (medical history, questionnaires, etc.), data collection, data entry, sample collection and processing. Will learn how to perform sensory testing. In addition, will assist with the preparation of reports and manuscripts. Will take call every other weekend. (This includes remotely checking for new spinal cord injury patients, and only go in if a new person cannot be seen within 24hrs of injury, this is infrequent.)
Assists with the day-to-day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Assists with the day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.
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.
Assists with the preparation of budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, and authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research-planning meetings to assist in the preparation of budget drafts for departmental leadership approval.
Prepares annual progress reports and applications for various committees and ensures that all staff has received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses.
Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data and departmental programmatic data.
Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.
Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.
Provides work administrative direction and guidance to administrative staff personnel within department.
May review contracts and develop training.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Working knowledge of MS Office.
Bachelor’s degree or four years of experience in lieu of degree.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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