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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse - Thoracic Head & Neck Medical 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.

The primary purpose of the Research Nurse position is to assist with clinical and operational management of research protocols. The Research Nurse affects research protocols and patients in designated protocols. Scope of position is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and requires adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution.


Protocol Management:

Applies clinical and research knowledge of protocol conduct in the effective management of research protocols.

Participates in fiscal activities related to clinical research.

Communicates effectively with research team.

Documents and organizes protocol related items consistent with protocol guidelines, institutional and departmental policies, GCP and Federal Regulations.

Data Management:

Demonstrates knowledge of research process, Code of Federal Regulations and ICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).

Demonstrates competence in key aspects of data collection and data entry incorporating institutional guidelines.

Demonstrates knowledge of the current NCI-Common Toxicity Criteria and institutional reporting requirements.

Knows how to ensure the quality of protocol specific data.

Clinical Practice:

Applies the nursing process and incorporates national and institutional standards of nursing practice in delivering nursing care to patients enrolled in research protocols.

Demonstrates clinical competence in aspects of care incorporating institutional guidelines and protocol policies.

Documents patient care and outcomes per institutional, federal and protocol standards.

Education/Team Orientation:

Applies principle of teaching/learning process to patient/family learning needs.

Identifies experiences to increase knowledge and participates in educational activities.


Uses appropriate communication skills with patients.

Accepts and incorporates constructive feedback into professional practice.

Can locate and utilize institutional and departmental policies and procedures.



Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.



One year of registered nursing experience.


Prior Research Nurse 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: 155617

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 113,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No