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MD Anderson Cancer Center Program Coordinator (Research Laboratory) - Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) 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 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The ideal candidate will have a research laboratory and NGS background.


Project Management and Sample Intake

Formulate documents as necessary and edit existing documents to ensure proper document of each project.

Communicate with different PIs and answer inquiries about projects.

Collaborate with coworkers to ensure projects are moving forward in a timely fashion, proactively reporting when projects are delayed for any reason.

Establish and institute project and sample tracking processes including approaches to ensure accurate identification and tracking of samples.

Ensure that all sample submissions to the IPCT laboratory are accurately recorded, optimize efficiency of transferal to the laboratory for processing, and accurately track requirements for each individual project.

Ensure compliance of specimen storage and record keeping with IPCT policies.

Record Keeping

Provide documentation and routine reporting to IPCT leadership related to the progress of all ongoing projects in the IPCT laboratory.

Create and maintain documentation and standards as directed or needed.

Provide and enforce guidelines related to project entry criteria into IPCT ensuring that only approved projects enter the pipeline.

Apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to properly document and manage the progress of individual IPCT sequencing projects.


Prepare quotes based on the requested services.

Track projects and communicate with investigators to accurately invoice in a timely manner for all services completed by the IPCT laboratory.

Create reports as required by management to facilitate financial tracking and reconciliation.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree.


Required: Three years project/program coordination 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.

Preferred: Research laboratory and NGS 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: 130417

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 57,400

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 70,000

  • Science Jobs: Yes