Coordinates day to day activities of the Quadrant Biosciences/Autism Care Network study to validate salivary biomarkers for children with autism and developmental delays at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital site. Responsibilities include screening, enrolling, and conducting follow-up assessments with research participants; supporting families through the entire research process; monitoring data collection and data quality; evaluating effectiveness of various recruitment strategies; and performing all study related activities in accordance with IRB guidelines and ethical practices. This is an onsite position. Work is located in clinics, hospitals, office areas, and community-partner sites where there are potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood and/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation , and physical hazards. Patient interaction and interaction with other employees is required.
Interviews, screens, and recruits participants for the study; explains all processes and procedures to potential participants, as well as risks and benefits of participation.
Supports families with study registration, either in person or virtually/remotely.
Collects saliva samples for genetic analysis on children during events and clinic appointments.
Corresponds with participants as needed throughout the study to answer questions, resolve problems, and provide support.
Schedules research participants for study-related procedures.
Uses research functions within the electronic medical record (Epic) to effectively identify and recruit potential participants.
Conducts literature searches and summarized information in appropriate formats for presentation, publication and/or grant submissions.
Collects, ships, and maintains paperwork for biological specimens, according to procedures outlined In the study protocol.
Works alongside the principle investigator to complete IRB protocols, modifications, and continuing reviews.
Presents updates on study progress, recruitment strategies, and other study-related efforts to providers, hospital administrators, and the study sponsor. May travel for recruitment events, investigator meetings associated with the clinical trial, and other outreach opportunities.
Cooperates in discussions during weekly team meetings and network conference calls.
Volunteers to assist other team members with overflow duties.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
One year of relevant experience.
Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and In writing.
Must be comfortable calling families by phone, explaining all aspects of the study, and answering questions.
Must have prior experience with computer spreadsheets and database management.
Prefer experience with electronic health records but not required.
Prefer experience with marketing via social media but not required .
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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