Research Coordinator III - The Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Research Coordinator III - The Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240000AG

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.

We are looking for a Full-Time Research Coordinator III to join The Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT) as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX, 77030. The Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT) provides full-service trial coordination for research studies. The CCCT handles the logistical and statistical challenges of coordinating small and large multicenter studies and research projects, from study design and execution to the dissemination of trial findings. In this position, you will provide day-to-day administrative project management support to Investigators on multiple studies and may give scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. This will include planning, coordinating, and conducting the research and administrative services that support the activities of the center. This is a Hybrid position allowing for a combination of an in-office and remote schedule.

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 support to Investigators on multiple studies and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. Primary activity includes planning, coordinating, and conducting the research and administrative services that support the activities of the Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT).

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides day-to-day project management coordination for research projects. This includes appropriate management of budgets, personnel, facilities, and supplies in support of research projects to meet target milestones and study objectives.

  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to potential funding agencies. This includes working closely with the pre- and post-award teams and the Office of Sponsored Projects on timely submission of required documents.

  • Attend all project meetings to actively participate in the planning and management of new & ongoing studies. This includes setting the agenda, outlining deliverables, and delegating of assignments to supervisees and other team members.

  • Monitors and provides support to safety team members on adverse event reviews.This includes ensuring the successful collection of supporting documents and managing the efficiency of the process for timely reporting to regulatory groups (Institutional Review Board, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Food and Drug Administration).

  • Provides and oversees staff that has received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses. This includes maintaining documentation of training records, SOPs, and new requirements.

  • Provides oversight of the accuracy and integrity of data. This includes the generation of programming requests for specific forms, reports, quality control checks, etc. to be created in the electronic data capture system.

  • Oversees the development of study protocols, case report forms, user guides/operations manuals, and supportive tools for the successful implementation of the project. This includes interaction with all study stakeholders and the development of specifications and timelines.

  • Provides oversight to supervisees submitting applications to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). This includes local IRB and potential interaction with external central IRBs.

  • Assists with dissemination of information about research projects. This includes the registration of clinical trials on the national registry (, assembly of datasets for delivery to data repositories, and preparation of manuscripts for journal publication.

  • Will review contracts with vendors/core labs/industry partners and assist with development of associated scope of work and related training materials. This includes review/modification of these documents to meet study objectives.

  • Will manage, through input to departmental leadership or directly, Human Resources activities for direct administrative reports. This includes recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • May involve travel to participating clinical centers for study-related reviews (e.g. 1-2 day trip, a few times a year)

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 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).

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.

  • Previous experience working on a clinical trial 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. 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.

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