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Research Study Coordinator - Family & Community Medicine

Job Number: 525897
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Family & Community Medicine
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Master's degree in related field and one (1) year research data management and patient interviewing experience in delivery of health care services or experience in behavioral, social science, or clinical applied research. 
Bachelor's degree in related field and three (3) years research data management and patient interviewing experience in delivery of health care services or experience in behavioral, social science, or clinical applied research. 

Job Duties

Develops, coordinates, and reviews research study procedures to ensure receipt, completeness, and accuracy of research data required for studies.     
Coordinates all regulatory aspects, such as preparing safety reports, adverse events, FDA compliance, drug company monitoring, laboratory standards; and laboratory standards; maintains databases related to these regulatory aspects.    
Coordinates aggregation and maintenance of local and national research data required to ascertain and identify research study outcomes; oversees and may perform entry of research data, coding, retrievals, adjustments, additions, and computer backups.    
May develop and monitor budgets; negotiates participant rates; approves expenditures; pays invoices; reconciles accounts associated with studies.     
Develops and prepares statistical research reports, charts, and graphs as required during research studies.      
Assists in design of research survey forms to capture required participant information; interviews research study subjects and/or family members to gather research study information.     
Develops procedures to determine subject eligibility; screens, recruits, and enrolls subjects, ensuring and documenting proper informed consent; tracks subjects' information from multiple projects. Prepares informed consent forms for subjects' families.    
Coordinates collection and data management of national research studies from multiple projects by interacting with internal and external research data managers, patients, and physicians for coordination of tissue samples, lab data and protocols, and other statistical information concerning research study subjects.   
Serves as primary liaison and prepares annual reports for federal, state, and/or local agencies. Informs Institutional Review Board of amendments to research studies; prepares protocols and detailed summaries in lay terms of any new research study.    
May provide full supervision to personnel of lower grade.       
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:  (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job title: Research study coordinator

1)            Major Responsibilities:

Medical Students¿ Community Health Research: Community Action Research Track (CART) program, research scholarly activities, community medicine elective courses.

Coordinate all elements of the above programs: training sessions, record of activities, evaluations, research projects orientation, graduation.

Develop and implement relationships with community organizations in Dallas to provide service learning opportunities.


How this job is performed?

Specifics tasks

Develop program materials.

Maintain and update website (monthly and/or when changes occur).

Schedule rooms and speakers

Maintain and update CART database & website monthly and when changes occur.

Implement, track participants, speakers and community partners¿ evaluations.

Analyze and report evaluation

Maintain communication with students, mentors and community partners (monthly and as needed)

Plan and implement orientation and graduation ceremony for CART students.

Participate, assist with CART students¿ research projects, including IRB submissions and data analysis

Develop writing progress reports for CART students (at least every 6 months and when changes occur).

Assist in writing and submitting CART information for manuscripts, institutional and departmental reports abstracts or presentations.

Integrate the CART program with other activities in the Family Medicine Department.

Assist with program budget is needed

Maintain and update (monthly and when changes occur) the community partner directory.

Attend the Community Health Section meetings for discussions and program report.

Assist with other Community Based participatory Research (CBPR) projects developed in the Department (specifically IRB submissions, data entry/analysis and dissemination)


Skills needed for job duties.

¿              General computer skills, analytical, organizational, verbal and oral communication, problem solving, creativity, and multitasking

¿              Presentation skills

¿              Excellent Communication

¿              Excellent Organizational skills

¿              Basic Data Analysis skills with SPSS, SAS or STATA

¿              Experience in Community Based research

¿              IRB training and  experience

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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