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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Nurse Manager - Neuro Oncology in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." As a Magnet Recognized Hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

The primary purpose of the Research Nurse Manager position is to oversee the clinical research operations in the department of Neuro Oncology. The position is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating clinical management of research protocols and clinical research care systems within the department. It impacts research protocols and protocol patients as well as the development of assigned staff.


Administrative Management

Supervise the activities of research nurse and data management sections and is responsible for hiring, development, coaching, evaluating and disciplining of assigned clinical research personnel.

Coordinate, plan and develop training program for clinical research personnel (faculty and ancillary staff if applicable) on research protocols, policies and procedures to ensure the level of knowledge, competency, and compliance required to conduct quality research and patient care.

Develop, communicate and administer clinical research policies and procedures to clinical research personnel in accordance with federal, institutional and departmental policies and procedures.

Operational Management

Develop and administer a strategic plan to provide overall coordination and facilitation of clinical research activities and protocol patient care.

Ensure appropriate protocol assignments to research staff based on length of experience, complexity of protocol, number of active patients, data requirement, reporting methods, etc. to accomplish department research goals.

Maintain open communication with physicians and research staff to ensure appropriate level of support for all research related activities.

Assess departmental protocols for acuity and/or patient complexity to incorporate in staffing and training needs.

Protocol Administration, Regulatory and Financial Management

Maintain knowledge of the research process using available resources in compliance with institutional policies, IRB requirements and federal regulations.

Oversee and manage protocol administration/submission process. Review protocols for discrepancies, clarity, comprehensive content, and feasibility. Develop strategies to promote enrollment of diverse patient populations.

Collaborate with the department financial staff, principal investigators, department administrator and/or institutional research finance, legal services, grants and contracts, and sponsored program personnel to develop and finalize study budget and agreement.

Direct departmental research staff in appropriate methods for managing protocol-related costs and charge recaptures. Oversee the department audit process to ensure the integrity of protocol management and charge process.



Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.



Five years of registered nursing experience, to included two years of research nursing experience.

Two years of supervisory experience.

R equired degree may be substituted for experience as a MDACC Research Nurse Supervisor on a one-to-one basis.

Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.



Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.


American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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: 138897

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 102,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 129,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 155,600

  • Science Jobs: No

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