MD Anderson Cancer Center Coord, Clinical Studies - Leukemia in Houston, Texas

Coord, Clinical Studies - Leukemia

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Research at

Cancer Medicine 135100

Requisition #: 117003

The Department of Leukemia is dedicated to quality patient care, innovative research, and developing more effective treatments for all types of leukemia. Clinical research conducted by our faculty and staff consistently translates into new leukemia therapies and advances overall knowledge of the disease.

The Clinical Studies Coordinator provides administrative and patient care services for the coordination of clinical trials.

The salary range is: min-$49,600, mid-$62,000 and max-$74,400.


Clinical Trials Management

Under supervision of medical staff and research nurse staff;

Assists the investigator in the overall conduction of the clinical trials assigned;

Manages protocols at appropriate intervals and participates in monitoring and audit activities;

Ensures that the conduction of assigned studies is in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, Federal regulations and institutional policies;

Develops and maintains systems for the coding, editing, and computer entry of data for assigned research studies focusing on continuous patient follow-up;

Assist the investigator in data file preparation and participates in data review meetings as required by the department;

Enters data and maintains management reports on the databases for various research purposes;

Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to conducting training and directing orientation of newly hired data coordinators and conducting internal audits of protocol data;

Communicates verbally and in writing, as needed or as requested by study investigator, with internal reviewers (e.g. Surveillance Committee) or external agencies (e.g. pharmaceutical sponsors and/or governmental study sponsors, such as National Cancer Institute or Food and Drug Administration);

Communicates with clinical staff to ensure protocol patient safety and protocol compliance;

Conveys information clearly, accurately and concisely through both formal and informal communication;

Adapts writing style to fit the audience;

Creates an environment with open channels of communication;

Listens to feedback and input carefully;

Research Team Collaboration

Provides guidance and instruction to research support staff as needed to promote protocol compliance in accordance with federal and institutional standards;

Consults with principal investigator and other department personnel verbally, in handwritten notes or via computer regarding ongoing studies;

Provides coverage for other protocol managers;

Informs appropriate staff and arrange coverage for necessary functions when absent;

Initiates, develops, and manages relationships and networks;

Shows sincere interest in others and their concerns;

Encourages and values collaboration and input from all team members;

Balances individual and team goals;

Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility;

Professionalism & Continuing Education

Effectively follows patients on protocol by maintaining knowledge of adverse events and response to treatment;

Maintains a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs, including on-site training and off-site conferences;

Sets high standards of performance;

Pursues learning, self-development and goals with energy and persistence;

Drives for results and achievement;

Actively seeks feedback;

Transfers learning into next steps.


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

Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.


Required: Three years 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.

Preferred: Clinical trial and/or health-related research experience

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.