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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Clinical Studies Coordinator - Patient Consent in Houston, Texas

The Immunology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks to determine the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms of a wide range of processes by which the body recognizes and eliminates pathogens and use these findings to unleash the patient's own immune system against previously treatment-resistant cancers. Treating the immune system rather than the cancer itself, the therapeutics developed are applicable to many cancers.

The ideal candidate will have protocol and patient consent experience.

Recruitment and enrollment of patients onto Protocol PA13-0291

  • Completes Human Subjects Research Training and courses on the informed consent process.

  • Screens patients for eligibility for Pa13-0291.

  • Consents patients for protocol, or coordinates/trains staff of collaborating departments to obtain consent.

  • Registers patients in CORe.

  • Documents consent process.

  • Tracks patients for followup by checking schedules in Prometheus and Clinic Station and prepares paperwork for the Immunotherapy Lab.

  • Removes patient from study at completion

  • Completes off-study procedures in CORe and Clinic Station

  • Assists in QA of consent verification.

  • Validates data in Prometheus.

  • Serves as liaison to collaborating departmental staff and patients, answers questions and concerns related to Platform functions and duties.

  • Coordinates special collections for projects with alliances.

Data Collection

  • Oversees and trains staff to perform collection and obtain research samples including blood, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, and or tissue biopsies.

  • Conducts blood draws.

  • Collects, stores, and/or ships research samples. Remains knowledgeable of all policies and procedures that are essential to the collection, storage, and/or shipping of research samples. De-identifies and packages biologic samples and coordinates delivery to the Immunotherapy Laboratory.

  • Demonstrates precision in interpreting orders and obtaining appropriate clinical research samples, precision in sample identification and labeling, and accuracy in documentation.

  • Assists with the request and transfer of samples to and from outside centers using several applications such as Clinic Station, Tissue Station, CORe.

  • Maintains an electronic file system to document the progress and status of each request. Locates, files and/or retrieves the required documents for tissue requests in the regulatory file.

  • Completes and oversees data entry regarding sample collection.

  • Maintains a file storage sysetm of completed lab requisitions and related protocol documents.

  • Coordinates source document sharing with Data Coordinators of collaborating departments.

  • Coordinates sample collections with patients and multiple departments including collaborating clinical departments, diagnostic labs, and treatment centers. Updates database with all collection and timepoints.

  • Coordinates with collaborating departmental staff and patients to document missed blood draws and reschedule followup collections.

  • Serves as liaison for other departments and treatment centers on specimen collection, data collection, documentation, treatment and patient coordination.

Professional Growth/Education

  • Conducts startup meetings and trainings that cover procedures and forms for the collection, processing, storage, and distribution of clinical research specimens.

  • Attends appropriate departmental meetings and institutional continuing education programs.

  • Maintains working knowledge of current Code of Federal Regulation and Clinical Practice guidelines.

  • Other duties as assigned


Required :Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree.


Required: Five years experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or related field. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

Preferred: Protocol and patient consent experience.

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: 139015

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 89,400

  • Science Jobs: No