MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Studies Coordinator - Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Coordination of Care

Follows patients on studies and maintains knowledge of adverse events. Schedules follow-up visits for patients no longer on active treatment to document any on-going adverse events and obtain attribution for adverse events from treating physician or principal investigator. Tracks protocol related labs, responses and research tests. Reviews records for patients admitted to the hospital to trend labs and capture other adverse events for attribution. Enters data into case report forms. Schedules patient tests, keeps patients informed about test results and studies. Records other data-points about subsequent treatments as required by protocol. Collaborates with physicians, mid-level practitioners, research nurses, and data managers to document patient care. Calls patients according to protocol timeline to document survival status for protocol endpoints. Creates summaries of data for annual continuing review, toxicity and efficacy, and other requests from principal investigator.

Protocol Management

Responsible for financial and regulatory management of clinical trials. Develops and maintains milestone logs of patient activity to assist in hospital account reconciliation and to facilitate compensation from sponsors of clinical trials. Collects and develops criteria information for protocol submission and revisions. Coordinates FDA documentation including collecting, de-identifying, and submitting serious adverse event documentation to protocol sponsor and oversight groups such as the Investigational New Drug Office or Clinical Research Organization.

Other Responsibilities

Manages minimal risk protocol independently. Performs protocol-specific tasks including screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens and study documentation of patient reported responses. Assists in development of laboratory manual and specimen handling, processing, and storage pathways. Collects, processes, stores, and ships blood, tissue, and other body fluid specimens according to institutional and protocol specific guidelines. Responsible for managing duties and tasks of assigned personnel assisting in specimen collection and other aspects of minimal risk protocols. Participates in training and mentoring of assigned staff.


Minimum: $50,800 – Midpoint: $63,500 – Maximum: $76,200


Required: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration or related scientific field.

Preferred: Master's degree in related field.


Required: Three years of experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or other related experience. Additional years of related experience and/or education may be substituted on a one to one basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.