MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Data Coordinator - Head and Neck Surgery in Houston, Texas

Research Data Coordinator - Head and Neck Surgery

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Research at

Surgery 195100

Requisition #: 118326

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Study Coordinator

Carries out day to day operations of assigned protocols and research studies. Interfaces closely with clinical staff, faculty, and research personnel to ensure timely and accurate collection of research data. Screens and enrolls patients to research protocols, including taking informed consent in accordance with federal regulations. Verify and review patient eligibility criteria of potential subjects with study PI to ensure study subjects get enrolled in study. Conducts structured interviews with research subjects for protocol data collection. Coordinates patients’ schedules with assistance of research and clinical personnel to ensure follow-up appointments according to protocol schedules. Ensures accurate longitudinal tracking of patients on all assigned studies. Follow patients on study and maintains knowledge of adverse events. Acts as liaison and resource for participants, physicians, and other personnel. Maintains contact with other institutions participating in studies and coordinates all of the data. Attends and prepares for weekly project meeting with Project Lead/Principal Investigator. Attends Departmental Staff Meetings when requested.

Research Data Collection and Entry

Extracts patient demographics, reports, medical history and other pertinent information from the medical record. Conducts primary data collection in accordance with protocols and manuals of procedures. Administer questionnaires, both in person and over the phone. Biologic specimen collection and processing, including blood and oral rinse. Serves as backup for processing of biologic specimens. Performs data entry, maintains records, and organizes materials using designated forms and databases. Serves as a liaison with collaborative teams for project management and database needs. Ensures timely submission of regulatory and protocol requirements for human subjects research. Maintains records and schedules for the timely submission of reports. Prepares reports for sponsor or other governing bodies. Ensures database maintenance/accurate queries with the assistance and oversight of Clinical Studies Supervisor. Meets routinely with faculty to review, organize, and prepare research data toward the goal of scientific presentation and publication.


Minimum: $33,200 – Midpoint: $41,500 – Maximum: $49,800


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree.


Required: Two years of related experience. May substitute required experience with completed years of college 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.