MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Research Data - Behavioral Science in Houston, Texas

Coordinator, Research Data - Behavioral Science


The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Data position is to perform basic level-specific activities related to research projects and studies, requiring judgement, initiative, and independent decision making.


Study Recruitment and Data Collection Study Recruitment: Screens, enrolls, consents, and randomizes patients on low-risk studies. Completes study procedures, data collection, administers questionnaires (in person or over the phone/videoconference) and subject interviews as outlined in the protocol. Obtains physiological measurements including objective physical performance measures. Is willing to receive phlebotomy training (if not already trained) and able to collect blood samples from patients and family caregivers by performing venipunctures. Enter data collected during phone calls and study visits in the appropriate database per protocol specific timelines and monitor participants' retention and adherence.

Data Coordination Maintain databases and data flow for research studies. Responsible for performing quality checks on the data submitted from collaborators. Works with the faculty, data supervisor, and other research staff to draft manuscripts, abstracts, correspondence, and grant proposals by compiling and abstracting data for protocols

Regulatory and Quality Assurance Answers questions and corresponds with study participants via phone, email, mail, or text message. Mail or email reminder letters and other participant-related correspondence. Communicates with PI, Supervisor, medical team, data manager and other study personnel through oral and written communication regarding project related issues and /or patient care issues. Follow up with participants as required and coordinate with medical team and interventionists as necessary. Schedules participant intervention sessions. Attend and participate weekly team meeting and discuss recruitment goals/status, protocol and/or procedural changes.

Research Participant Compensation deliver participant compensation according to study procedures. Maintain accurate written and electronic compensation records for monthly reconciliation. Monitor supply of compensation items and request refill in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply for participant visits.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required: Two years of related experience. May substitute required experience with completed years of college on a one to one basis.

Must be willing to train in phlebotomy

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.