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MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Clinical Studies (Head & Neck) - Thoracic Head & Neck Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Clinical Studies position is to provide technical, administrative and patient care services for the coordination of clinical trials.

The Head and Neck section of the Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology department treats patients with cancers in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Our goals are to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and to advance the treatment of head and neck cancers. Our physician team includes 8 physicians, including 2 physician scientists. We conduct broad Phase I, II and III studies which involve many of the most promising molecularly targeted agents, novel immunotherapies, and combinations of agents currently known. We also collaborate closely with other teams in the Head and Neck Center, including surgery and radiation oncology.


Coordination of activities related to initiation and conduct of clinical trials •Develops and maintains a process and tracking system for all protocol related paperwork. Ensure research charge tickets are used appropriately.

•Communicates verbally and in writing, as needed with internal reviewers or external agencies.

•Coordinates, evaluates and follows patient progress while on studies maintaining knowledge of adverse events, protocol related labs and research tests, protocol responses. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team as necessary to achieve the objectives of the trial.

•Collaborates with physicians, mid-level practitioners, and research nurses and data managers to assure appropriate documentation of patient care and obtain the necessary information required by the protocol.

• Screen patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and/or medical record review in inpatient and outpatient setting. Identify and meet the educational, emotional and psychosocial needs of patient and their families while on clinical trials.

•Coordinate, evaluate, and follow the patient's participation in clinical settings. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team as necessary to document patient care, achieve objectives of clinical trials and maintain patient safety.

•Performs protocol specific duties under direct supervision of protocol PI, research nurses manager/supervisor.

•Assist in obtaining consent for studies

•Assist in screening for adverse events

•Schedule patient tests; keep patients informed about test results and studies

•Monitor protocol compliance by assisting in coordination of protocol specific lab, radiographic, and clinical evaluation of patients

Assist in the coordination of data entry on departmental clinical research studies •Register patients on research protocols by verifying eligibility/exclusion criteria and entering patients in PDMS per protocol. Communicate necessary registration information to sponsoring Drug Company as directed by PI, and with assistance of the research nurse.

•Complete case report forms in a timely and accurate fashion. Retrieve protocol related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enter it into a computerized database or on a handwritten case report form.

•Develop and maintain databases for collection of research studies

•Assist in the preparation of scheduled status reports describing interim data, using CORE

•Make survival call and appropriately record the data

•Generate CORE data reports, protocol summary reports and user generated data reports as requested

•Prepare reports for the sponsoring agency, as specified by reporting requirements (e.g. monthly, semiannually, and annually for NCI studies)

Maintain a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs, including on-site training and off-site conferences •Attend departmental research meetings and conferences.

•Attend approved off-site meetings and conferences.

•Supplement education as needed through use of reference materials, lectures, etc.

•Be punctual in arriving at all professional functions.

•Inform appropriate staff and arrange coverage for necessary functions when absent

•Other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree. Three years experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or other related experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, one year of required 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 149190

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,000

  • Science Jobs: No