MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Administrative Assistant - Neurosurgery 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.

The primary purpose of the Senior Administrative Assistant position is to provide superior secretarial skills of a highly confidential nature for three Neurosurgery faculty member and other designated personnel within the Department of Neurosurgery. Responsible for varied and extensive duties which include typing, transcribing dictation, and maintaining selected departmental files. Requires considerable exercise of independent judgment, discretion, initiative, and a basic knowledge of medical terminology and administrative procedures.


Compose correspondence, coordinate all aspects of travel, maintain faculty calendars, schedule meetings, transcribe dictation, file, prepare check requests, screen correspondence and be aware of deadlines and other requirements that faculty and management must meet. Support the administrative planning for grant initiatives (including multi-project, external competitiveness, external communication and internal institutional activities). Provide both pre-award and post-award support. Coordinate the submission to OSP; follow up with Research Administration and Grants & Contracts. Provide the appropriate resources, including administrative and budgetary support, for the grant process.


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.