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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Coordinator, Research Data in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Senior Research Data Coordinator position is to provide administrative and patient care services for the coordination of clinical research studies for the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology. Act as a lead in the development of protocol specific databases. Act as a preceptor for research data coordinators, Assist with abstracts, manuscripts and correspondence specific to investigator initiated studies. Coordinates studies sponsored by drug companies and the FDA. Collaborate with investigators regarding study requirements and progress. Develop interdepartmental relationships resulting in procedures specific to protocol implementation.

Core Values

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

  • Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly); Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so

Key Functions

  1. Develops and maintains a processing and tracking system for all protocol related paperwork. A basic knowledge of medical terminology is required. Must be able to use a computer with manual keyboard and have word processing skills.

  2. Assists in the data collection, enters data in a timely manner and provides reports/updates as requested. Follows and complies with institutional, state, and/or federal regulations for study initiation, conduct and termination. Assists with data analysis of research studies.

  3. Monitors patient compliance while on study under the supervision of the research nurse and physician investigator. Communicate with protocol physician regarding study progress, enrollment and patient results.

  4. Reads and becomes familiar with protocol specific guidelines and general procedures for caring for the patient with gastrointestinal malignancies.

  5. Schedules sample collection, draw blood samples, diagnostic tests (EKGs)and return appointments per protocol schema. Communicates with patients regarding return appointments, tests, and/or physician visits. Maintains schedules for timely submission of protocol data. May require use of electronic calendars and/or manual calendars. Assists research nurse in the registration and randomization of patients.

  6. Must be able to clearly write and/or clearly communicate verbally person-to-person or over the telephone.

  7. Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • IC - Team with Others:

  • Encourage collaboration and input from all team members;

  • Value the contributions of all team members; and

  • Balance individual and team goals

  • IC - Self-Motivation:

  • Set high standards of performance;

  • Pursue goals with energy and persistence; and

  • Drive for results and achievement.

  • IC - Oral Communication:

  • Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; and

  • Create an environment with open channels of communication.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Five years research study experience. May substitute required experience with completed years of college on a one to one basis.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

_ X _ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

_ _ __ No

_ X _ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to animals

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent














Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs


Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Use computer/keyboard

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 149909

  • 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

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,500

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

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 59,500

  • Science Jobs: No