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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Coordinator, Clinical Studies - GI Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas

The Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology department is a team of highly specialized medical oncologists, scientists, physician assistants and research nurses who treat gastrointestinal malignancies, including cancers of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder, pancreas, large and small bowel, stomach, esophagus and rare tumors.

Our mission is to deliver the highest quality patient care by providing the most advanced medical therapies and opportunities to participate in clinical trials, with the goal of improving survival and quality of life. Research scientists are working to find better therapies, as well as more accurate diagnosis and screening procedures to detect GI cancers in their earliest stages. Fellowship and residency programs are available to train future generations of gastrointestinal oncologists.

The primary purpose of the Sr. Coordinator, Clinical Studies position is to provide independent and advanced patient care services and operational management for clinical trials in GI Medical Oncology. This position impacts research protocols and patients enrolled in designated protocols and ensures strict adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution.


Responsible for the overall effective operation of designated research protocols. Performs all of the functions of a Coordinator, Clinical Studies. In addition, responsible for the overall effective operation of designated protocols to include development, design and resolution of operations and budget issues in collaboration with the principal investigator or study sponsor. Trains other support staff in study coordination to include providing training and guidance with regard to the policies and procedures that are related to conduct of clinical trials; planning, designing and conducting complex professional and ancillary staff education sessions to ensure protocol compliance and dissemination of new information and policies. Coordinates FDA submissions and supervises clinical trials audits. Performs QA audits to monitor compliance and accuracy of data. Compiles protocol data for manuscript submission. Assists with supervisory functions, participates in the evaluation process. Performs protocol specific activities in the enrollment, evaluation of eligibility for clinical trials, planning of treatment, adherence to protocol schedules, adverse event reporting, etc.


Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration or related scientific field.


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: Research coordinator experience in oncology research.

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: 125876

  • 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: Yes

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

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

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