Clinical Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7195261 (Ref:17838-en_US)

Posted: November 21, 2023

Job Description


We are seeking a talented individual for a full-time on-site position to join our team at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC). This is a Clinical Research Associate position supporting multiple sponsored projects within the Clinical Research Commons of the MEDVAMC. You will join a  high-functioning clinical research team seeking to improve clinical care for our patients at the Houston VA hospital through clinical research trials. We seek a person with both regulatory and clinical trials experience, as you will be supporting new investigators as they launch clinical trials at the MEDVAMC.
Job duties involve coordinating day to day activities of research protocols which include screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants. The research coordinator will ensure accurate data collection, documentation, and organization. The research coordinator is responsible for the initial study regulatory approval process, and also is responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance for study audits. Some phlebotomy experience is desired.  Ideally the person in this role would be able to train new research coordinators who are hired to support the new clinical trials, once launched.


The person hired into this role will serve as a research coordinator at large for clinical protocols conducted in the VA Clinical Research Commons, primarily working with new investigators who do not yet have their own research teams. Therefore, this individual should be enthusiastic, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, professional and able to work with minimal supervision. Most of the projects are nested within the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Medical Center and involve working with VHA Regulatory requirements, IRBNet in addition to BCM IRB. Experience working with these platforms is a plus but not essential. Ability and willingness to perform some phlebotomy (venipuncture) during study visits in the VA Clinical Research Commons is a plus.

Job Duties

  • Supports daily operations for research studies and clinical trials.  Recruits, screens, and enrolls study participants.  Collects, enters, evaluates, and tracks research data.
  • Submits documentation necessary for initial and continued IRB approval for the specific research protocol, and maintains regulatory documents for research studies.
  • Interviews, screen and recruits patients for studies; explains process and procedures to educate participant regarding the research study.
  • Verifies eligibility of patients for enrollment in studies based on comprehensive inclusion and exclusion criteria outlined in the protocol.
  • Collects, evaluates, enters, and tracks data. Maintains study subject files. Ensures scientific integrity of data and protects the rights, safety, and well-being of patients enrolled in clinical trials.
  • Collects patient information through direct patient interviews, questionnaires and chart abstractions; processes documents and enter information into databases or case report forms.
  • Assesses patient data for compliance and serious adverse event reporting, and initiate expeditious reviews of study data and source documentations with the Principal Investigator as warranted.
  • May perform EKGs/ECGs and obtain vital signs or other biometric information on study participants.
  • May perform research related procedures as required such as venipuncture (blood draws) on study participants.
  • May collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens
  • Schedules research participants for tests and procedures such as x-rays, and other studies specific for the research protocol.
  • Retrieves and submits test results (such as radiology reports) to appropriate parties.
  • Orders supplies and equipment as needed for specific trials.
  • Trains new coordinators in clinical research procedures and regulatory compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Phlebotomy experience.



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7195261 (Ref:17838-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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