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

The primary purpose of the Senior Coordinator, Research Data position is to collaborate with the research team and principal investigators in preparing research protocols, assuring protocol compliance, collecting protocol specific information utilizing a computer database system and communicating with patients and staff regarding protocol information. This position coordinates the administrative, regulatory, clinical, and reporting aspects of numerous protocols within a program. Impacts the efficient functioning of the department's research projects, and impacts the efficient functioning of the departmental research efficiency and productivity.

Key Functions

  1. Assists in the coordination of administration of all departmental clinical trials for the program:
  • Coordinates administration of clinical research protocols

  • Maintains database for protocols and related grants

  • Maintain and updates protocol reference materials as necessary

  • Prepares scheduled status reports for use in interim data analysis

  • Develops a tracking system specifically for blood and/or tumor specimens

  • Prepares and processes blood and/or tumor samples for collection and shipping

  • Assists with SIV set up for new studies

  • Can be assigned as primary study coordinator with consenting for lab studies and non-treatment studies

  1. Assists in data management organization and analysis of clinical research information:
  • Collects and enters data in departmental file and in PDMS

  • Assists faculty with data analysis, as needed

  • Sets monitor visits both internally and externally

  • Answers queries

  1. Coordinates regulatory correspondence on all assigned studies:
  • Communicate verbally and in writing, as needed or as requested by study investigator, with internal reviewers (e.g., Surveillance Committee) or external agencies (e.g., pharmaceutical sponsors and/or governmental study sponsors, such as National Cancer Institute or Food and Drug Administration)

  • Complete forms and comply with institutional, state, and/or federal regulations for study initiation, conduct, and termination

  • Coordinates and sends outgoing material and correspondence to institutional, state, and/or federal agencies as appropriate

  • Prepares reports for the sponsoring agency, as specified by reporting requirements (e.g., monthly, quarterly, semiannually, and annually).

  • Completes external SAE reports

  1. Utilizes technical writing ability to compose and abstract medical and scientific information for preparation of written correspondence, reports, and protocols under the direction of study investigators:
  • May review manuscripts before submission to publishing companies

  • Prepares a written record to summarize the progress, goals, and objectives of specific research meetings attended

  1. Provide supervision for other coordinators:
  • Assigns responsibilities and activities within the coordinators' office in accordance with individual strengths and expertise

  • Complete routine personnel paperwork, such as training evaluations

  • Provides training to new coordinators

  1. Maintains a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs, including on-site training and off-site conferences:
  • Attends departmental research meetings and conferences

  • Attends approved off-site meetings and conferences

  • Obtains supplemental education as needed through use of reference materials, lectures, etc.

  • Arrives punctually at all professional functions

  • Informs appropriate staff and arrange coverage for necessary functions when absent

  1. Other duties as assigned.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


Required: 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: 141625

  • 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) 38,000

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

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

  • Science Jobs: No