Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Admin Coordinator- Research Study Coordinator- DeBerardinis Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Dallas, United States

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has an opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator to join the laboratory of Ralph DeBerardinis, MD, PhD, HHMI Investigator and Faculty Member of the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern. 


We are seeking a highly-organized and versatile administrative professional with excellent communication skills.  The Research Study Coordinator role is a valuable opportunity for a self-starter who wants to take on the challenge of supporting a major translational research project.


Dr. DeBerardinis’s lab is seeking new treatments for two types of human disease – cancer and pediatric inborn errors of metabolism – by investigating the metabolic dysfunctions with which they are associated. DeBerardinis and his team pair lab studies with genomic and metabolomic analyses of patients who have rare metabolic diseases to discover novel mutations that affect metabolic enzymes and to determine how those mutations disrupt tissue function. More information, including a brief video, about Dr. DeBerardinis’s lab can be found at:


Administrative Coordinator – Research Study Coordinator


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records; participating in biobanking and other laboratory duties associated with clinical studies.




Master’s degree in basic sciences, business administration, or related field and three (3) years progressive research/grant administration and coordination experience,


Bachelor’s degree in basic sciences, business administration, or related field and five (5) years progressive research/grant administration and coordination experience.

Relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of education.


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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