MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse Supervisor - Breast Surgical Oncology in Houston, Texas

Research Nurse Supervisor - Breast Surgical Oncology

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Surgery - Research 900026

Requisition #: 117926

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Protocol Management

Responsible for the effective operation of research protocols. Reviews assessments of patients for protocol eligibility. Supervises the coordination, evaluation and follow-up of patients’ participation in clinical trials. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team as necessary. Reviews documentation in the patient’s medical record and clinical trial records to verify compliance with the protocol and to ensure adequate documentation of patients’ adherence to and tolerance of therapy. Assists with protocol development and review including budget issues and protocol design. Coordinates protocol logistics with all relevant research collaborators. Acts as a liaison with sponsor institutions and pharmaceutical companies conducting research studies. Attends study initiation meetings to ensure a complete understanding of all roles and responsibilities relating to the management of the protocol. Maintains knowledge of the research process and resources available for efficient management of research projects. Will be assigned to manage at least one clinical trial. Provides coverage for other breast research personnel as needed. Collaborates with the research nurse manager and PI on site evaluation or qualification visits. Collaborates with research nurse manager, PI, and assigned research personnel on conducting site initiation visits. Completes all documentation related to site initiation visits.

Orientation and Training

Will work with administrative director of protocol research and the research nurse manager to develop orientation and training plans for new breast surgical oncology research personnel. Will be primarily responsible for oversight of this orientation and training to include ensuring that all mandatory institution and research courses and orientation checklists have been completed within the deadline. Will serve as a preceptor as needed.

SOP Development and Education

Collaborates with the department research management in developing departmental standard operating procedures for research. Coordinates educational activities for the research staff. Oversees the design, conduct, and presentation results of a quality improvement project annually.

Audit and Monitoring

Conducts protocol audits on a regular basis. Reports findings to research nurse manager, PI, and assigned research personnel. Collaborates with the research nurse manager, PI, and assigned research personnel on addressing the issues and implementing corrective action plans as needed. Monitors compliance to corrective action plans. Documents any deficiencies and counsels research nurse(s) for significant deficiencies identified in audit. Oversees the design, conduct, and presentation results of a quality improvement project annually. Assists with internal and external audits.


Minimum: $90,000 – Midpoint: $112,500 – Maximum: $135,000


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.


Required: Four years of registered nursing experience to include one year of research nursing and one year of lead/mentor, project management, or supervisory experience.


Required: All of the following: current state of Texas professional nursing license (RN), currently Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.

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.