MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator - Breast Surgical Oncology 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 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Data Retrieval and Entry

Retrieves study data by visually reading patient record and outside documentation and/or by verbally interviewing patients in face-to-face encounters or by telephone. Maintains accurate records of all patient information in database. Enters relevant patient clinical data into specialized Database at designed stages into database(s) via keyboard and/or by writing by hand in study booklets and/or data forms. Follows and adheres to coordinator guidelines to accomplish and complete daily work. Reviews and utilizes several resources available in order to obtain patient follow-up data (clinic station, care system, medical records, social security index, medical informatics etc.

Patient Recruitment

Performs daily screening of patients. Conducts informed consent on minimal risk protocols. Registers patients in institutional database. Documents informed consent process in patient medical record.

Research Laboratory Duties

Coordinates and collects research blood and tissue specimens, including processing, shipment/delivery to appropriate project destinations. Enter, and Tracks all blood and tissue specimens in specialized database. Maintains logs of all blood and specimens on spreadsheet including processing of specimens, analysis, and shipment/delivery to appropriate locations.

Coordination and Reporting

Attends mandatory monthly Research Team meetings and other appropriate meetings and conferences. Provides a monthly summary to the Administrative Director Protocol Research and the physician on the status of all projects and database activities. Consults with principal investigator and other department personnel verbally, in handwritten notes or via keyboard on computer regarding ongoing data status. Requires ability to gather appropriate information and determine the appropriate information to report. Assists with statistical analysis of research studies by computer via keyboard or by using calculator and handwritten charts and notes.

Educational Initiatives

Maintains a level of professional expertise and credibility through attendance at both institutional and outside continuing education programs. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills when communicating by phone, computer-generated reports and/or face to face contacts.


Minimum: $33,200 – Midpoint: $41,500 – Maximum: $49,800


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


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

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

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 33,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800