MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator - Behavioral Science (ALAC/DFI Strategic Initiative) in Houston, Texas

Position: Research Data Coordinator - Active Living After Cancer/Duncan Family Institute Strategic Initiative (ALAC/DFI)

The ideal candidate for this Research Data Coordinator will be bilingual in Spanish and English.

The function of the Research Data Coordindator is to assist with the implementation of evidence-based physical activity, nutrition, weight loss programs through the Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship. Must be willing to enter into the community to help educate our Active Learning after Cancer Program and the Duncan Family Institute Strategic Initiative Study (ALAC/DFI).

Salary Range

Minimum $33,200 - Midpoint $41,500 - Maximum $49,800

Hours - Monday through Friday, Core Business Hours (8am-5pm)


Recruitment and data collection

Assists in recruitment efforts and data collection for Active Living after Cancer program, a physical activity and behavioral skills training program for cancer-survivors and the Duncan Family Institute Strategic Initiative study: Improving Body Composition, Diet, Physical Activity, and Fitness in Houston-area Adults at Risk for Cancer. Includes quantitative and qualitative data collection.

Program Procedures

Executes program procedures according to protocol/procedures. Obtains and maintains necessary documentation associated with program participation. Ensures all program evaluation data and study data is entered appropriately.

Program Support

Assists program coordinator(s) with research documentation of materials and quality control procedures. Assists with program documentation, meeting preparation, program material preparation and drafting of protocol submissions. Provides program updates and reports directly to the PI, Program Manager, and Program Coordinator as requested.

Other duties as assigned


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

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

Innovative - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Service Orientation

Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable,responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.

  • Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times

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

  • Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures , service arrival,or project deliverables to patients and coworkers

  • Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked


    Required: High school diploma or equivalent.


    Required: Two years of related experience. May substitute required experience with completed years of college on a one to one basis.

    Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

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.