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

Title : Coordinator, Research Data - Fulltime - Behavioral Science

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 the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Data position is to perform basic level-specific activities related to research projects and studies, requiring judgment, initiative, and independent decision making. The Coordinator, Research Data is responsible for activities associated with cancer prevention and smoking cessation projects, which impact behavioral science research protocols


Data Collection/Data Entry/Chart Review Administer questionnaires, both over the phone and in person. Verify participant-provided information. Obtain physiological measurements, including blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight, expired carbon monoxide levels, and blood alcohol levels when applicable, ECG when applicable, as well as blood, urine, and saliva specimen collection and processing. Enter data collected during phone screening and study visits into the appropriate databases per protocol specific timelines (i.e., Meeting Room Manager and access databases) and monitor participants study participation and attendance.

Participate in self audits as well as checking charts of others to ensure accuracy and integrity of data collection, and resolve discrepancies from monitoring visits.

Communication/Planning Answer questions and correspond with study participants via phone, mail, or e-mail. Mail or email reminder letters and other participant-related correspondence. Communicate with PI, Research Manager, Medical team, Study Coordinator(s, supervisor, data team, and space providers through oral and written communication regarding project related issues and/or patient care issues. Follow up with participants as required and coordinate contact with medical team or counselors when necessary. Attend and participate in biweekly project meetings aimed at discussing recruitment goals/status, protocol and/or procedural changes.

Communicates missing research data to the physician and/or research nurse. Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects. Communicates clearly in telephone and email communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel. Receives, places, and transfers calls using appropriate etiquette; responds to information requests with courtesy, accuracy, and respect for confidentiality. Faxes documents to other institutional departments and outside organizations/physician offices as requested. Utilizes and accesses departmental/institutional e-mail to send and receive documents and messages via computer.

Documentation, Record Keeping and Forms Processing Assists in the maintenance of a system for collecting protocol data including but not limited to records of surgery, therapy dates, laboratory results, and pathology information. Documents study specific information appropriately in the patient medical record. Enters protocol-specific data points into the appropriate database. Reviews data forms for completeness and updates as needed. Creates, prints, and distributes forms using computer and printer. Utilizes computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data. Requests patient charts via on-line system as necessary to facilitate research projects. Obtains and returns charts to medical records when requested. Generates reports as requested. Monitors informed consent files at outreach sites to assure they are up to date. Assists with annual reviews, updates, and response data, and generates reports as requested. Oversee security of personal compensation lock bag and contents. Deliver participant compensation according to written procedure. 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.

Research Subject Compensation Deliver participant compensation according to written procedure. 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

Service Orientation

Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:

  • Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times

  • Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures

  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders

  • Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed

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.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 - 5pm / Candidate must be flexible to work evening clinic hours as needed

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.