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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse - Interventional Radiology in Houston, Texas


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Research Nurse position is to conduct assigned operations of research protocols. Coordinate, evaluate and follow patient participation in assigned clinical trials. Assist in the collection and evaluation of data. Under direction, performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens, and monitoring responses; may administer medications. Manage research regulatory paperwork for protocol patient folders.

Shift: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm may require flexibility based on case.

Research Nurse opportunity in Interventional Radiology. Ideal candidate must have at least one year of registered nursing experience. Prefer candidates who have one to two years of clinical research experience; consenting and conducting screenings.


Assesses patients for protocol eligibility through personal interviews and/or medical record review in inpatient and outpatient settings. Coordinates, evaluates and follows the patient's participation in clinical trials.

Retrieves protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enters it into a computerized database and or handwritten case report form. Evaluates response, treatment response, toxicities, adverse drug reactions and reports appropriately to the Principal Investigator, the Institutional Review Board and the study sponsor.

Performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens, and monitoring responses; may administer medications. Collects and properly identifies special lab specimens as required by protocol by drawing blood and collecting specimens provided by patients, following accepted nursing and laboratory procedures/guidelines. Must be willing and able to perform all aspects of direct patient care for research studies (i.e. blood draws, i.v. starts, vital signs monitoring, patient assessment, contrast administration, etc.) as required by research protocol.

Provides patient and family education; may provide professional and ancillary research or Division staff education concerning research protocols as required.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.


Required: Current Texas license to practice professional nursing and current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.


Required: One year of registered nurse experience.

Preferred: Clinical research experience of one year or more.

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: 139190

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 87,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 108,962

  • Science Jobs: No