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MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Clinical Studies in Houston, Texas

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

Provides administrative services for the coordination of research studies.

CORE VALUES

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.

  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Sponsored Contracts, Budget negotiations, and Amendments Communicates with sponsors of clinical trials regarding needed contract and/or budget amendments. Liaise between PI, Sponsor/Sponsor representatives, Collaborating Departments, Institutional & Departmental Leaders, Clinical Research Finance (CRF), Legal, and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Initiates the coordination, creation and finalizing of relevant documents/ budgets and facilitates processes leading to Institution approval for completion; In coordination with PIs and research staff; Enhance budget process including thorough Coverage Analysis/Determination; Maintains tracking system of budget process and updates PI on the status of budget timeline; Assist in the strategic planning for the and development of clinical budgets for LOI PI-initiated and correlative studies; Route CTA(s) accordingly to accommodate New budgets and Amendments; Coordinate with the financial team to develop and monitor budget justification of expenditures as dictated by the study/protocol.

  • Clinical Research Program Manager Budget and Contract Oversight Develops and maintains a processing and tracking system for all protocol related paperwork; Collects and develops criteria information for protocol submission; Pre-Award activities: assist faculty with initial study planning; acquire lab manual, create advanced set up, assist in review of coverage determinations, budget preparation and review negotiation; Execute proposal and clinical protocol for submission of Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) and Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA) for Legal review, review/negotiate payment term; Provide pre-/post-award management of assigned budget(s), contract(s), and/or clinical research activities.

  • Budget Management Leads all budget management efforts for clinical trials as assigned by team and as needed based on departmental priorities and disease team priorities. Ensures conduct of assigned studies is in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, federal regulations and institutional policies. Interact with NCI and Pharmaceutical industry to correct/update protocol documents. Communicate verbally and in writing as needed or as requested by the principal investigator of the study, internal reviewers, external agencies, Institutional Review Board and Clinical Research Finance.

Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES

Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Influence Others - Present a compelling case for proposals and ideas; advocate for support and commitment from others; mobilize others to take action for benefit of the institution.

Inspire Trust - Show consistency among principles, values, and behavior; gain the confidence and trust of others.

Listen to Others - Listen to feedback and input carefully; demonstrate attention to others; acknowledge and listen to differing perspectives in a group.

Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.

Professionalism - Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the heath care team.

Service Orientation

Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:

  • Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times

  • Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures

  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders

  • Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed

Customer Focus

Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization through skills demonstrated in communication, personalization of interaction, regulation of emotions, and proactive problem solving.

Performance Statement Examples

  • Presents a cheerful, positive manner with customers either on the phone or in person. Shows interest in, actively listens to and responds in a clear and timely manner to customer's expressed needs.

  • Focuses on the customer's results, rather than own. Goes beyond basic service expectations to help customers implement complete solutions through personalized service that anticipates the customer's unspoken needs.

  • Delivers services when and where the customer needs them. Explores options when unable to deliver a requested product or service, and pursues solutions until the customer is satisfied by addressing the root cause of the issue. Problem solves with patient, family member, care giver or clinical team to aid in proactively resolving issues and concerns.

  • Provides to customers status reports and progress updates. Seeks customer feedback and ensures needs have been fully met.

  • Talks to customers (internal and external) with a pleasant tone to find out what they need and how satisfied they are with the service. Remains in control of own reactions and responds in a manner that demonstrates appropriate nonverbal cues and complements the customer's emotions in the situation. Recognizes when it is necessary

Education Required: Bachelor's degree. Experience Required: 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 148088

  • 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, Varied

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Remote (within Texas only)

  • 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

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