MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Coord, Research Data - GI Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas

Sr Coord, Research Data - GI Medical Oncology

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

Research at

Cancer Medicine 135100

Requisition #: 118438

The Senior Research Data Coordinator position provides administrative and patient care services for the coordination of clinical research studies for the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology. Act as a lead in the development of protocol specific databases. Act as a preceptor for research data coordinators, Assist with abstracts, manuscripts and correspondence specific to investigator initiated studies. Coordinates studies sponsored by drug companies and the FDA. Collaborate with investigators regarding study requirements and progress. Develop interdepartmental relationships resulting in procedures specific to protocol implementation.

The department of GI Medical Oncology has a mission to deliver the highest quality patient care by providing the most advanced medical therapies and opportunities to participate in clinical trials, with the goal of improving survival and quality of life. Research scientists are working to find better therapies, as well as more accurate diagnosis and screening procedures to detect GI cancers in their earliest stages.

The salary range is: min-$38,000, mid-$47,500 and max-$57,000.


Develops and maintains a processing and tracking system for all protocol related paperwork. A basic knowledge of medical terminology is required. Must be able to use a computer with manual keyboard and have word processing skills.

Assists in the data collection, enters data in a timely manner and provides reports/updates as requested. Follows and complies with institutional, state, and/or federal regulations for study initiation, conduct and termination. Assists with data analysis of research studies.

Monitors patient compliance while on study under the supervision of the research nurse and physician investigator. Communicate with protocol physician regarding study progress, enrollment and patient results.

Reads and becomes familiar with protocol specific guidelines and general procedures for caring for the patient with gastrointestinal malignancies.

Schedules sample collection, draw blood samples, diagnostic tests (EKGs)and return appointments per protocol schema. Communicates with patients regarding return appointments, tests, and/or physician visits. Maintains schedules for timely submission of protocol data. May require use of electronic calendars and/or manual calendars. Assists research nurse in the registration and randomization of patients.

Must be able to clearly write and/or clearly communicate verbally person-to-person or over the telephone.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Five years research study 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.