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

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.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with blood, saliva and urine collection.


Data Collection/Data Entry/Chart Review:

* Administer phone screening questionnaires, both over the phone and in person. Verify participant-provided information. 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. Documents study specific information appropriately on source documents following institutional policy and in the study database. Enters protocol-specific data points into the appropriate database in an appropriate timeframe as established by study management. Reviews data forms for completeness and updates as needed. Addresses missing data in timeframe outlined by study management. Creates, prints, and distributes forms using computer and printer. Utilizes computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data.

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.

Biological sample collection, processing, storage:

* 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. Store samples according to study guidelines. Perform QA on samples as requested.


* 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.

Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects. Communicates clearly and professionally in telephone and email communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel and study participants. 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.

Other: Other duties as assigned.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Two years of related experience. With preferred degree, no experience required.

Preferred: Comfortable with blood, saliva and urine collection. Research experience is a plus.

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: 141306

  • 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) 33,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800

  • Science Jobs: No

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