Senior Research Data Coordinator

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

Protocol Management
  • Exhibits expertise in the conduct and operations of assigned research protocols by coordinating, evaluating and following patient participation in clinical & minimal risk trials. Ensure research studies are properly managed as detailed in function and instructed by investigator. Schedules patient diagnostic tests, keeps patient informed about test results and follow-up appointments.
  • Independently performs all protocol related tasks including patient screening, consenting study subjects, collecting specimens, monitoring and evaluating patient responses. Oversees recruitment of patients in clinical & minimal risk trials. Applies recommended age appropriate screening procedures.
  • Creates study-specific documentation templates, organizes and conducts site initiation visits and through collaboration with the principal investigator develops patient recruitment strategies.

Patient Recruitment & Data Management
  • Performs daily screening of patients. Conducts informed consent on minimal risk protocols. Registers patients in institutional database. Registers patients in the institutional database and thoroughly documents the informed consent process in the medical record.
  • Coordinates and collects research blood and tissue specimens, including processing, shipment/delivery to appropriate project destinations. Tracks the collection and processing of blood and tissue specimens in specialized databases. Maintains logs of all blood and specimens on spreadsheet including processing of specimens, analysis, and shipment/delivery to appropriate locations.
  • Retrieves study data by visually reading patient record and outside documentation and/or by verbally interviewing patients in face-to-face encounters or by telephone.
  • Enters relevant patient clinical data into specialized Database at designed stages into database(s) via keyboard and/or by writing by hand in study booklets and/or data forms.
  • Follows and adheres to coordinator guidelines to accomplish and complete daily work.
  • Utilizes several resources available in order to obtain patient follow-up data (clinic station, care system, medical records, social security index, medical informatics etc.

Audit Preparation and Monitoring Visits
  • Responsible for setting-up and coordinating internal and external monitor visits, to include submission of necessary vetting paperwork for visiting monitors, and site initiation meetings.
  • Responsible for notifying in writing all relevant personnel (i.e. PIs, Research Nurse Manager, Administrative Director, Protocol Research, pharmacy) of upcoming audits and/ or monitoring visits.
  • Prepares for audits by ensuring that all patient information is available and complete (i.e., Informed consent document, source documentation, case report forms, photographs, etc.) prior to audit and/or monitoring visit.
  • Ensures the receipt of follow-up memos after monitoring visits and responds to data query accordingly.

Coordination and Reporting
  • Attends mandatory monthly Research Team meetings and other appropriate meetings and conferences. Provides a monthly summary to the Administrative Director Protocol Research and the physician on the status of all projects and database activities. Consults with principal investigator and other department personnel verbally, in handwritten notes or via keyboard on computer regarding ongoing data status.
  • Requires ability to gather appropriate information and determine the appropriate information to report. Assists with statistical analysis of research studies by computer via keyboard or by using calculator and handwritten charts and notes.

Educational Initiatives
  • Maintains a level of professional expertise and credibility through attendance at both institutional and outside continuing education programs. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills when communicating by phone, computer-generated reports and/or face to face contacts.
  • Provides guidance to new research coordinators about policies and procedures related to clinical trials and mentors them through study start-up functions.
  • Provides general research and protocol-related training as needed.

Education Requirements:

Education Required:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Education Preferred:
Bachelor's degree.

Experience Requirements:

Experience 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: 142523
  • 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