MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator - Fulltime - Behavioral Science in Houston, Texas

Title: Coordinator, Research Data - Fulltime - Behavioral Science

The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Data position is to perform basic level-specific activities related to research projects and studies, requiring judgment, initiative, and independent decision making.

The Coordinator, Research Data is responsible for activities associated with cancer prevention and smoking cessation projects, which impact behavioral science research protocols and dissemination projects.

Data Collection/Data Entry/Chart Review

Administer questionnaires, both over the phone and in person. Verify participant-provided information. Obtain physiological measurements, including blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight, expired carbon monoxide levels, and blood alcohol levels when applicable, as well as blood, urine, and saliva specimen collection and processing. Enter data collected during phone screening and study visits into the appropriate databases per protocol specific timelines (i.e., ASPIRE database, entry from Redcap and access databases) and monitor participants study participation and attendance.

Participate in self audits as well as checking charts of others to ensure accuracy and integrity of data collection, and resolve discrepancies from monitoring visits.

Communication/Planning

Answer questions and correspond with study participants via phone, mail, or e-mail. Mail or email reminder letters and other participant-related correspondence. Communicate with PI, Research Manager, Study Coordinator(s), supervisor, data team, and space providers through oral and written communication regarding project related issues and/or human participant issues. Follow up with participants as required and coordinate contact with study team or counselors when necessary. Attend and participate in biweekly or regular project meetings aimed at discussing recruitment goals/status, protocol and/or procedural changes.

Communicate missing research data to the PI and/or supervisor. Interact with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects. Communicate clearly in telephone and email communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel. Receive, place, and transfer calls using appropriate etiquette; respond to information requests with courtesy, accuracy, and respect for confidentiality. Fax documents to other institutional departments and outside organizations/ offices as requested. Utilize and access departmental/institutional e-mail to send and receive documents and messages via computer.

Documentation, Record Keeping and Forms Processing

Assist in the maintenance of a system for collecting protocol data including but not limited to records of smoking, intervention dates, laboratory results, and survey information. Document study specific information appropriately in the participant record. Enter protocol-specific data points into the appropriate database. Review data forms for completeness and update as needed. Create, print, and distribute forms using computer and printer. Utilize computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data. Request study data via on-line system as necessary to facilitate research projects. Generate reports as requested. Monitor informed consent files at outreach sites to assure they are up to date. Assist with annual reviews, updates, and response data, and generate reports as requested. Oversee security of personal compensation lock bag and contents. Deliver participant compensation according to written procedure. Maintain accurate written and electronic compensation records for monthly reconciliation. Monitor supply of compensation items and request refill in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply for participant visits.

Research Subject Compensation

Deliver participant compensation according to written procedure. Maintain accurate written and electronic compensation records for monthly reconciliation. Monitor supply of compensation items and request refill in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply for participant visits.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required:

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

Experience Preferred:

Fluency in Spanish

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