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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator Health Services Research in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Research Data Coordinator is to utilize specialized knowledge, skill, and competency in performing administrative tasks and in the coordination and management of Decision Support Lab research data. Collaborates with primary investigators and assists in the collection and evaluation of research data. Performs duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans within the Decision Support Lab.

Key Functions


  • Screens for eligibility and recruits study participants by phone, email, in-person, and virtually

  • Completes all study documentation required for human subjects research

  • Coordinates mailing of recruitment flyers, study invitation letters, emails, and texts

  • Answers calls and returns voicemails from potential research participants

  • Obtains informed consent from study participants

  • Enters enrolled participants in the CORe database and makes necessary medical documentation for enrolled subjects

Data Collection and Database Maintenance:

  • Randomizes patients onto study arms and mails appropriate intervention materials, if applicable

  • Administers questionnaires to study participants via phone, mail, in-person, or virtually

  • Ensures follow-up assessments are conducted on schedule

  • Ensures timely compensation to study participants and documents compensation using institutional and departmental distribution procedures and reporting guidelines

  • Develops and maintains databases for collection of research data and maintains accurate records of research participation

  • Records data and procedures following source documentation guidelines

  • Conducts qualitative interviews with study participants

  • Retrieves study data by visually reading patient records, outside documentation, and patient surveys

  • Enters and verifies relevant research participant data into electronic database(s)

  • Organizes data obtained for easy retrieval and reporting purposes

  • Compiles data to create reports as needed

Study Coordination/Management:

  • Schedules, books rooms and/or virtual meeting spaces, creates agendas, and takes minutes for research team meetings

  • Coordinates study activities as outlined in research protocols

  • Acts as a liaison with research participants, faculty, and other study personnel

  • Coordinates collection of recruitment data from collaborators

  • Assists the Principle Investigator and the research team in submitting required data and documents to the Institutional Review Board for submissions, resubmissions, continuing reviews, amendments to the protocol, and audits

  • Attends mandatory training, and/or other events to remain current of policies and procedures related to data management or research guidelines

  • Notifies Principal Investigator of any issues regarding research activities, including protocol deviations and potential violations

  • Consults with principal investigator and other department personnel regarding ongoing studies.

  • Maintains research team inventories

  • Organizes paper and electronic study files, regulatory binders, and source documents and keeps all documents up-to-date

  • Sorts, files, updates and maintains records as needed.

Other Duties:

  • Conducts literature reviews and abstracts data from the literature on topics in informed decision making

  • May assist with decision aid production and manuscript and grant proposal preparation

  • Attends required departmental and division staff meetings and trainings

  • Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to accomplish and complete daily work.

  • Communicate clearly in telephone, email, and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel using appropriate etiquette; courtesy, accuracy, and with respect for confidentiality


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred degree: Bachelor's degree in social science or health related.


Required: Two years of related experience. With preferred degree, no experience required.

Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish; Psychosocial research 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: 139291

  • 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

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

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

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

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

  • Science Jobs: No