MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Data Coordinator - Immunology (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.
Data coordination related to the Immunotherapy Platform's (IMT) umbrella protocol, PA13-0291
Successfully manages assigned PA13-0291 associated protocols and projects by tracking patient status, overseeing and maintaining accurate documentation, reviewing medical records to extract data points, and preparing reports as required per project agreement and/or research plan.
Answer and screen office phone calls effectively and professionally
Collaborate with study staff to resolve data queries and missing documentation
Assists in the quality assurance process by ensuring compliant consents, sample collections, data entry, and other required processes
Completes and oversees data entry regarding sample collection within department database (Limfinity) or tracking forms.
Coordinates source document and report sharing with designated personnel from collaborating departments
Routinely collaborates with the IMT Information System team to enhance Limfinity database and resolve any issues that may arise
Procurement of Prospective and Retrospective biospecimen
Carries out activities related to PA13-0291, to include coordinating the sample collections from research subjects in accordance with all applicable regulations governing the conduct of research studies
Remains knowledgeable of all policies and procedures that are essential to the collection, storage, and/or shipping of research samples.
Demonstrates precision in interpreting orders and obtaining appropriate clinical research samples, precision in sample identification and labeling, and accuracy in documentation
Periodically picks up samples from institutional labs and routes or transports to appropriate destination in a suitable condition
De-identifies and packages prospective biospecimen, coordinates transfer to IMT labs via Limfinity application, and documents chain of custody
Interacts with staff within collaborating departments, to include Institutional Tissue Bank and Research Histology Core Lab, to ensure collection of research samples (i.e. blood, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, and/or tissue) as appropriate
Procures samples retrospectively as needed or as requested by IMT scientists or investigators and distributes to IMT research groups, collaborators, or approved vendors for research testing
Research and request samples internally or from outside centers departments using applications such as EPIC, BIMS, CORe, iLab, Prometheus/LIMS.
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
Monitors sample collection goals and participates in the modification of sample procurement strategies, as necessary
Maintains a level of professional expertise through educational programs:
Participates in start-up 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 Laboratory Policies and Procedures, Code of Federal Regulation, and Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree.
Required: Four years of related experience. With preferred degree, no experience required.
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Requisition ID: 140071
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) 38,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,000
Science Jobs: Yes