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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Nurse - Urology in Houston, Texas

Sr. Research Nurse-Urology Surgery

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Hospitals rankings again features MD Anderson as the top choice for cancer care, with Urology being tied for the fifth spot. Our surgeons in the Urology department, in collaboration with colleagues from other specialties, evaluate and treat one of the largest genitourinary cancer patient populations in the country. The clinical research nurses play a critical role in the support of these faculty members as they conduct clinical trials with treatments and therapies that can improve the health and well-being of patients, as well as make a difference in patients' lives. Urology research nurses function as significant role players in a highly collaborative environment, where there are plenty of opportunities to develop both soft and hard skills, via continuous learning thus facilitating the growth of a well-rounded professional.

MD Anderson offers our nurses:

  • Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for employees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid time off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB) paid leave accruals

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Tuition Assistance Program after six months of service

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, recognition, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups.


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Research Nurse position is to assist with clinical and operational management of research protocols.


  • Effectively conducts assigned operations of research protocols according to FDA and ICH guidelines of Good Clinical Practice. Applies clinical and research knowledge in the effective management of research protocols. Reviews patient eligibility of potential study cases with physicians. Effectively recruits patients in clinical and minimal risk trials.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the research process, Code of Federal Regulations and ICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice.

  • Coordinates, evaluates and follows patient participation in clinical trials. Assists in the collection and evaluation of data. Develop patient care methodology for protocols, including criteria for patient participation.

  • Independently performs protocol-specific clinical tasks including patient assessment, screening, scheduling future appointments, ordering tests, collecting specimens, monitoring responses; may administer medications. If necessary, administers investigational medications, following acceptable nursing procedures/guidelines. Completion of treatment plans, completion and submission of adverse events, protocol deviations/violations etc.).

  • Must have the ability to travel to and from different destinations, including inpatient and outpatient care areas. Must also be able to maintain a satisfactory work environment by organizing and redistributing files, records, etc., requiring bending, stooping, reaching,

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing,


Required: Two years Registered Nurse experience

Preferred: Two years Clinical Research experience.


Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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: 165736

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 76,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 101,200

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 126,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No