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UT Health Research Coordinator II - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Coordinator II - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210002RQ

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

Primary liaison between the research study staff and the participating elementary schools for a large NIH-funded school-based research study. Coordinates CATCH coordinated school-based oral health and nutrition program implementation across grades K through 2 in schools in the Greater Houston area as part of the NIH-funded CATCH Healthy Smiles randomized controlled trial study led by the University of Texas Health Science Center. CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is a Texas Education Agency approved coordinated school health program. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and supports the participating schools for successful implementation of CATCH programming in schools. Project management responsibilities include: strategic action planning with school teachers, staff and leadership for program implementation, coordinate trainings of school staff, conduct evaluation of program implementation fidelity in schools, coordinate and communicate with study investigative team in order to ensure the implementation of initiatives are within budget, on-schedule, and of the highest quality and impact, ensure evaluations are complete, accounted for and transferred to data entry personnel in a timely fashion.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Assists with the day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, 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.

  • Coordinate operations for the CATCH school-based programming in the study schools to oversee success across all levels of CATCH program implementation.

  • Provide ongoing support to schools, including action planning, trouble-shooting, training and communication with study PI, and study partners such as CATCH Global Foundation and Harris County Public Health.

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection to monitor CATCH program implementation at study schools. This includes conducting direct observation on site at the schools, coordinating and calendaring same, as well as communicating with school staff on the results of the evaluation to facilitate trouble shooting.

  • Conduct data entry and quality control procedures as delegated for the research study.

  • Coordinate communication between study staff and leadership, school staff and leadership, including school district leadership, to ensure seamless CATCH implementation and evaluation across all study schools.

  • Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include participant 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 administrative staff personnel within department.May review contracts and develop training.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office.


  • CITI Human Subjects Research Certificate (Social-Behavioral-Educational /SBE)

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

  • Google Workspace

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. May substitute required education with equivalent years of additional experience beyond the minimum experience requirement. Teaching certification preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.


  • Two years’ experience in education, teaching, public health, and child development. Experience with child oral health promotion and working on NIH-funded projects 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.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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