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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator Psychophysiology laboratory in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Research Data Coordinator position is to perform basic level lab-specific activities related to human research projects and studies, requiring judgment, initiative, and independent decision making. The RDC's responsibilites includes capturing, entering, and processing physiological data (e.g. EEG data) and providing lab maintenance support. Duties also include monitoring study line and assisting with participant recruitment, tracking and documentation.

The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a psychophysiology laboratory. Research experience that include collection of EEG.


Physiological Data Collection and Lab Maintenance:

Responsible for collecting and processing lab-specific physiological data for various human research studies including EEG, rTMS, and fMRI studies. Data related tasks include data uploading and archiving, data processing using EEG-specific software such as BESA and Brain Vision Analyzer, and maintaining detailed logs for all data related activities. Research Data Coordinator is also responsible for lab maintenance, including tracking lab equipment and supplies.

Study Recruitment, Tracking and Documentation:

Monitor study line, triaging phone calls and adding prospective subjects to appropriate database (REDCap, Meeting Room Manager, etc.). Screen potential participants for eligibility over the phone or in person, schedule study visits, and conduct reminder calls and emails to ensure participant compliance. Consent research participants and collect data in the clinic. Obtain physiological measurements, including heart rate, height, weight, expired carbon monoxide levels, and ECG when applicable, as well as urine and/or saliva specimen collection, and testing/processing. Track and monitor study participation and attendance. Dispense participant compensation, including gift cards, reloadable debit cards, and parking/metro validations. Maintain documentation of all protocol-specific activities.

Study Communication and Planning:

Communicate with PI, Clinical Study Coordinator, BRTC team (or other space providers), schedulers, and counselors when necessary through oral and written communication regarding project related issues and/or patient care issues. Attend and participate in weekly team meetings and other regularly scheduled project meetings aimed at discussing recruitment goals/status, protocol and/or procedural changes.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Psychology.


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

Preferred: P revious experience in a psychophysiology laboratory. Research experience that include collection of EEG.

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: 141581

  • 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