MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Administrative Assistant - Breast Surgical Oncology in Houston, Texas

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.


Assist faculty with manuscript preparation, including editing and literature searches. Assist faculty in maintaining referral practice by providing professional and supportive assistance to new patients and referring physicians and/or support staff. Transcribe and proofread transcription of letters, grants, abstracts, manuscripts, manuscript reviews, meeting minutes, and patient correspondence. Create graphical slide presentations and posters as requested. Obtain information from Medline and PubMed Reference Manager databases used for publication in peer-reviewed journals, books, etc. Reconcile per Department Guidelines. Maintain files and spreadsheets and monitors all company centers to include grant funds, various donor funds, and startup funds. Maintain calendar for daily schedules, monthly, and yearly commitments and communicate leave time with administration, clinics, advanced practice providers, and faculty. Coordinate all travel activities including registration, lodging, airline reservations, and reimbursements requests utilizing institutional on-line travel database, Concur. Maintain CV to include all presentations and publications authored, committee responsibilities, honors and appointments per institutional guidelines. Assist PI with coordinating aspects of NIH, DOD, internal and external grant submissions/applications, including but not limited to gathering and/or creating of bio sketches, providing assistance with budgets as guided by the grant team, and ensuring accuracy of grant prior to submission for grant proposals and sponsored agreements. Participates and assists in the patient care process by handling telephone calls from patients, referring physicians, care centers, new patient referrals, etc. Direct inquires to the proper patient care area. Develops and determines priorities and monitors status of special projects for faculty. Assists Department Administrator and Operations Manager with assigned special projects benefiting the department.


Minimum: $38,800 – Midpoint: $49,500 – Maximum: $60,200


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Five years administrative/secretarial experience. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.


Required: None.

Preferred: Certified Professional Secretary.


Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 60,200