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MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Clinical Studies in Houston, Texas

Coordinator, Clinical Studies


The Coordinator of Clinical Studies collaborates with the research team and the principal investigator by becoming knowledgeable in current protocol requirements and by collecting protocol-specific information from physicians, nurses, patients, family members, local caregivers and others utilizing a computer database and/or case report forms. In addition, he/she participates in retrieval and analysis of protocol specific data and or disease treatment related information.


  1. Provides all study related coordination including writing, submission and maintenance of protocols. Develops and maintains a processing and tracking system for all protocol related paperwork. Develops patient care methodology for protocols, including criteria for patient participation. Collects and develops criteria information for protocol submission.

  2. Coordinates clinical trial audits and FDA submissions. Reviews patient eligibility of potential study cases and assists in obtaining consents. Follows patients on studies and maintains knowledge of adverse events. Submits information on adverse events to IRB and revises consents.

  3. Tracks protocol related labs, responses and research tests. Compiles protocol data for manuscript submission. Enters data into case report forms. Maintains necessary data for audits. Schedules patient tests, keeps patients informed about test results and studies. Collaborates with physicians, mid-level practitioners, and research nurses and data managers to document patient care.

  4. Trains other support staff in study coordination to include providing training and guidance with regard to the policies and procedures that re related to conduct of clinical trials; planning, designing, and conducting complex professional, and ancillary staff education sessions to ensure protocol compliance and dissemination of new information, and policies. Effectively conducts assigned operations of research protocols.

  5. Coordinates, evaluates and follows patient participation in clinical trials. Assists in the collection and evaluation of data. Under supervision of the medical staff and research nurse, performs protocol-specific tasks including screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens and study documentation of patient reported responses. Conducts assigned operations and management of research protocols. Coordinates and follows patient's participation in clinical trials including data collection, submission, and maintenance of records, laboratory tracking, SAE reporting, and query resolution.

  6. Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration or related scientific field.

Preferred: Master's degree in related field.


Required: Three years' experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or other related experience. Additional years of related experience and/or education may be substituted on a one to one basis .

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: 139564

  • 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) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200

  • Science Jobs: No