Research Coordinator II - Institute on Aging Projects

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Research Coordinator II - Institute on Aging Projects

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001C8

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.

Salary Range: $46,476 - $69,720 (Depending on experience and education)

We are looking for a Full-Time Research Coordinator II to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX 77030. This position would support the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health, and GWEP (The South East Texas Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program) Project out of the Institute on Aging. In this position, you will complete recruitment for up to 3 research studies, support research coordination, and project support for the GWEP grant, which will consist of supporting training material development, coordinating faculty schedules for content development, etc. You will also complete study documents and provide statistical reports and additional research activities as requested.

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:

Serve as a critical research coordinator for the UTHealth Institute on Aging (IoA) and IoA-affiliated faculty at the UTHealth School of Public Health. Assists with the day-to-day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity related to Aging. Daily research activities related to these research projects, including subject-facing, regulatory, and administrative activities.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, and supplies supporting research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.

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

  • Attends research-planning meetings to assist in preparing 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.

  • Contacts potential study participants and goes through the consenting process to enroll participants in clinical trials.

  • Maintains confidential records of collected data and ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data anddepartmental programmatic data.

  • Prepares draft reports and communications for the research program faculty and leadership.

  • Is able to work in a team environment and independently to complete required duties and tasks

  • Attends, participates and supports special IOA meetings and conferences

  • Completes and provides research-related guidance to administrative staff personnel within the research program

  • Develops training materials and documents related to research projects.

  • Works with affiliated Institution on special projects and research related activities as assigned by leadership.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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


  • Prior experience with Clinical Trials, including Redcap or equivalent research applications, is a plus but not required.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

  • Two (2) years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

  • Previous experience with Redcap and EPIC is preferred

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. 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)

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