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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Coordinator, Research Data (Phlebotomy preferred) in Houston, Texas

SUMMARY

The Research Data Coordinator will assist in the implementation of various research projects to evaluate mind-body interventions in cancer populations with the Integrative Medicine Program. The Research Data Coordinator will be responsible for data collection, checking, entering and cleaning data obtained on various protocols, as well as completing additional project tasks as assigned.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Data Management and Quality Control

a. Responsible for oversight and maintenance of regulatory documents for study protocols. Collect data for progress reports during continuing review and keep records of serious adverse events, protocol deviations, and violations for all clinical trials for submission to IRB.

b. Collect patient data related to complimentary alternative medicine interventions. Data collection methods including face-to-face, telephone interviews and questionnaires; observation; randomization; and biological samples collection and delivery. Perform EKGs on research participants.

c. Train support staff on entering patient data collected measures in data management programs, as well as other projects - related tasks. Train support staff on EKGs and the biological samples collection and delivery.

d. Schedule and monitor study participation and attendance through controlling paper flow for protocols.

e. Communicate clearly with supervisors and research support staff regarding data collection and data entry and management issues, as well as other project - related tasks. Schedule research participant assessments and intervention classes and sessions with instructors in Meeting Room Manager and EPIC.

f. Conduct quality control audits on clinical research charts, data collection and entry, and other protocol procedures regularly to ensure all processes are being followed.

Clinical Trial Coordination

a. Serve as team-lead for research staff and serve as main contact person for multiple individuals on the research team: Research Data Coordinators and Study Interventionists for daily operations, Program Director and PI for study progress reports, faculty and staff throughout institution for patient participation.

b. Coordinate, schedule, and attend all meetings for various protocol resubmissions. Prepare logistics of research studies prior to meeting. Communicate all activities of the study plans and logistics to respective collaborators and investigators.

c. Provide administrative and patient care services for the lead coordination of various research studies as well as performing basic level-specific activities related to various research projects and ensure timely follow-up with study participants.

d. Identify eligible study participants through institutional database, screening patients for eligibility criteria per protocol.

e. Recruit study participants, conducting interviews with study participants, randomizing study participants into specific research groups, and using CORe and EPIC to enroll and drop study participants as needed, storing files, entering data on both hospital database and in data management programs.

f. Consent eligible patients onto study protocols and acts as liaison with patients, families, physicians and other collaborators.

g. Responsible for completion of research data forms, clinical service requisitions, and order sets for patients enrolled on research studies.

h. Responsible for tracking patients/participants throughout study period for progression of disease, recurrence of disease, patient withdrawals from all for all consented and enrolled participants. Track drop-in behaviors from those in usual care arm.

Administrative Responsibilities

a. Report and present on study progress to research team and other MD Anderson faculty and staff during weekly and monthly lab meetings, provide protocol summary reports, patient summary reports, evaluate protocol outcomes, and create a plan of action to address discrepancies.

b. Act as liaison with community collaborators and vendors. Coordinate potential partnerships and community gym memberships and funding for ongoing study patient participation to assist with the development of memorandums of understanding and material transfer agreements with these institutions.

c. Responsible for the preparation and submission (upon approval) for the progress reports and invoices for research study donors and grants.

d. Responsible for the review and approval of study related invoicing from vendors and contractors prior to submission (i.e. study-team's personal trainer, Baylor, AIMs, Arizona, Vita-mix, etc.).

e. Assist in the preparation of information and reports for PI (weekly progress reports), grants, and continuing review and abstract/manuscript submissions by cleaning and entering data in databases and in data management programs in a timely fashion; perform basic data management tasks. Maintain data files, questionnaires, and study supplies in an organized fashion. Abstract project data from medical charts.

Data Collection and Evaluation

a. Retrieve protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enter it into a computerized database or on a handwritten case report form.

b. Generate CORE data reports, protocol summary reports, and user-generated data reports as requested.

c. Provide assistance upon request for the preparation of technical reports, abstracts, posters and manuscripts for submission to corporate and federal sponsors, conferences, and scientific journals.

d. Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.

e. Report and present on study progress to research team and other MD Anderson faculty and staff during weekly and monthly lab meetings, provide protocol summary reports, patient summary reports, evaluate protocol outcomes, and create a plan of action to address discrepancies.

f. EKGs and biological samples collection and delivery.

g. Blood draws/collection and processing.

h. Delivery of blood to Dr Yang's lab. Mailing blood samples to an external location if applicable.

i. Process samples, labels, pipettes, and transfer to appropriate containers ultimately storing specimens at specified temperatures

j. Schedule and monitor study participation and attendance through controlling paper flow for protocols.

k. Communicate clearly with supervisors and research support staff regarding data collection and data entry and management issues, as well as other project - related tasks. Schedule research participant assessments and intervention classes and sessions with instructors in Meeting Room Manager and EPIC.

l. Retrieve protocol-related data as documented in the medical record and accurately enter it into a computerized database or on a handwritten case report form.

m. Generate CORE data reports, protocol summary reports, and user-generated data reports as requested.

n. Provide assistance upon request for the preparation of technical reports, abstracts, posters and manuscripts for submission to corporate and federal sponsors, conferences, and scientific journals.

o. Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings.

p. Report and present on study progress to research team and other MD Anderson faculty and staff during weekly and monthly lab meetings, provide protocol summary reports, patient summary reports, evaluate protocol outcomes, and create a plan of action to address discrepancies.

q. Enter patient data collected measures in data management programs, as well as other projects - related tasks.

r. Conduct quality control audits on clinical research charts, data collection and entry, and other protocol procedures regularly to ensure all processes are being followed.

s. Develop and maintain database for tracking specimens with high level of accuracy.

t. Serve as an information source regarding status of samples collected from patients on given protocols for PI and sponsors.

u. Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at weekly training meetings

Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent. Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree Four years of related experience. With preferred degree, no experience required. 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 145072

  • 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: Day/Evening, Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Remote Work: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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