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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator - Wet Lab experience in Houston, Texas

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Program for Innovative Microbiome and Translational Research (PRIME-TR) aims to provide a critical framework to maximize insights gained from clinical research studies through novel and innovative approaches with the goal of advancing care for patients with cancer. PRIME-TR engages with investigators within the institution to design and support transformative microbiome and translational research studies. The overall goal of PRIME-TR is to improve the understanding of microbe-host interactions in the context of cancer onset, progression, and treatment response.


Impacts the coordination of patient data for research studies.


The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Data position is to support clinical and translational microbiome research activities within PRIME-TR. The Research Data Coordinator works closely with others in the Clinical Translational Team and reports to the Supervisor of Clinical Studies.


  • Supports interviewing, enrolling, and consenting patients into appropriate protocols to support clinical and translational microbiome projects.

  • Abstracts and collects patient data from electronic health records and other relevant source documents.

  • Sample receipt from collaborators, inventory, aliquoting, and storage for biobanking purposes.

  • Responsible for tracking sample collection and logging, including updating and maintaining the relevant databases for sample storage and inventory.

  • Assists in experiments including but not limited to cell-based assays, qPCR, flow cytometry, immunoassays, and tissue cell culture techniques.

  • Develops, tracks, and manages all relevant protocol paperwork and essential documents in accordance with sponsor requirements and institutional policies and procedures.

  • Maintains legible notebook and/or organized database of research data, retrieves and interprets data from multiple sources.

  • Establishes and executes standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the capture of tracking data associated with clinical and preclinical specimens, processing, and in vivo and in vitro studies.

  • Coordinates with research staff to identify and address any study-related issues, including but not limited to inadequate or missing source documentation, adverse event reporting and protocol deviations or violations.

  • Tracks protocol-required patient labs, tests, visits, and procedures through the electronic health record.

  • Provides general laboratory support including ordering and organizing supplies, ensuring maintenance of equipment, and participation in laboratory meetings.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Ideal candidate will have previous research study experience.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

X Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

_X _ No

_ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to radiation

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to animals

__ No

X Yes

Physical Demands

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Up to 10 lbs.

10lbs to 50 lbs.

More than 50 lbs.


Up to 10 lbs.

10lbs to 50 lbs.

More than 50 lbs.

Use computer/keyboard


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred degree: Bachelor's degree.


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

Preferred: Previous research expeience or wet lab 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: 151001

  • 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

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

  • Science Jobs: No