Research Coordinator II - SBMI-Biomedical Informatics
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Requisition #: 180001AG
Provides day to day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity.
Location: Texas Medical Center
This position has two main responsibilities:
1) work with informatics researchers on project planning, idea formulation, report, and manuscript writing, and with faculty on grant writing;
2) work with the Director, Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research (DSICCR) to oversee its daily operation, including but not limited to: coordinating meetings, monitoring project progress, managing administrative needs, etc.
Verbal and written communication skills are essential for this position.
This position is a full-time grant supported position through 8/31/2022.
The ideal candidate will have a graduate training (Ph.D. preferred) in the field of biomedical research with excellent writing skills (preferably formally trained). Strong motivation and interest in learning new cutting-edge informatics research and its application in answering important biological question is very important.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Provides day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, and supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.
Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies; works closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.
May provide direction/recommendations by identifying opportunities to enhance, re-terminate, or re-direct resources across various research projects to ensure timely completion of project guidelines.
Prepares or assists in the preparation of budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research planning meetings to prepare 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.
Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data and departmental programmatic data.
Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.
Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.
Provides work administrative direction and guidance to research and/or administrative staff personnel within department.
May review contracts and develop training.
May manage, through input to departmental leadership or directly, Human Resources activities for direct administrative reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Working knowledge of MS Office.
Bachelor’s degree or two years of clinical research experience in lieu of every year of education plus 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). If applicant has a bachelor’s degree, certification is not required.
Five years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
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