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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse - Neuro Oncology in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our values are caring, integrity, discovery, safety and stewardship.

Neuro-Oncology provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with cancers of the brain and nervous system. Physicians in the department also provide expert care for patients that endure neurologic complications from cancer or cancer therapies.

The Neuro-Oncology team participates in a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care - neurologists treat central and peripheral nervous system conditions that may affect cancer patients, while neuropsychologists diagnose and treat cognitive and behavioral effects of cancer, or help patients learn ways to minimize cancer's impact on their quality of life.


Intervention : Participates in the coordination and monitoring of patient treatment in clinical trials Scheduling tests before, during and after treatment. Administering investigational and non-investigational medications as required by the protocol. Obtaining pharmacology and other required laboratory specimens for research purposes. Monitoring patient responses during treatment on clinical trials and performing general follow up as required by protocol. Teaching patient and family about administration and side effects of medication. In-servicing nursing and technical staff on the management of patients in specific clinical trials. Executing primary research design including double and single blind studies.

Evaluation : Monitors, and in collaboration with the physician, evaluates patient response to protocol treatment Assisting in determining response to protocol treatment. Grading of toxicities as defined in specific protocols. Reporting toxicities and adverse drug reactions to protocol sponsor and IRB. Entering required research data into the PDMS/CORe or case report forms. Assisting the physician in the evaluation of data collected from specific clinical trials.

Assessment: Screens patients for protocol eligibility and participation in clinical trials by: Assessing inpatients and/or outpatients for protocol eligibility. Identifying patient and family educational needs regarding treatment and follow up on specific clinical trials. Identifying nursing staff in-service needs regarding administration and monitoring of patients on specific clinical trials.

Administration: Provides training and development of Research Nurses and other research personnel Assisting in developing new staff training and continuing education modules. Participating in forums organized by the Clinical Research Nurse Committee (CRNC) and acting as liaison between CRNC and department research nurse group. Providing administrative oversight to research nurses and other designated research personnel in absence of Research Nurse Manager, or as required by the clinical research section.

Clinical Research : Assists in protocol and research instrument design and data analysis . Assisting physicians in protocol analysis utilizing computer statistical data management packages. Collaborating with physicians and/or protocol sponsor regarding protocol design, implementation and evaluation. Participating in new protocol review to improve the design of clinical and logistical practice. Assisting in performing quality assurance by auditing research data as indicated/assigned.



Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.



One year of registered nursing experience.


Prior Research Nurse and/or Oncology experience.



Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.


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.

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: 143749

  • 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