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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Data Coordinator Health Services Research in Houston, Texas

The Sr. Research Data Coordinator will perfom research activities for grant-funded projects in the department of Health Services Research. Responsibilities include writing and maintenance of protocols, enrolling participants, collecting data, and performing patient interviews.

Study procedures and administration:

  • Provides all study-related coordination necessary for projects, including writing, submission, and maintenance of protocols.

  • Creates and maintains regulatory binder, source documents, and research databases

  • Maintains tracking logs of all study-related materials, including incentives, electronic equipment, etc.

  • Creates procedure manuals, trains staff on protocol procedures, and assists with preparation for IRB audits.

  • Schedules and facilitates team meetings. Tracks availability of study team members and participants, communicating with the team about potential participants, and coordinating responsibility for study activities

Data coordination:

  • Oversees and executes questionnaires to determine patient eligibility, organizes all the data obtained and verifies data entered correctly into research databases.

  • Reviews and screens for eligibility of patients into the assigned research project and obtains informed consent.

  • Develops and maintains a database for the collection of research data for data integrity and manipulation.

  • Collects and coordinates the collection of data from patients/charts of assigned research projects and organizes data obtained for easy retrieval and reporting purposes.

Study recruitment:

  • Enrolls eligible patients from participating clinics via direct approach and/or phone recruitment and coordinates the enrollment of patients onto assigned research studies.

  • Obtains informed consent, interviews patients, and conducts other study procedures as required by the protocol.

  • Strictly adheres to the research policy policed by the M.D. Anderson Office of Research, including patient confidentiality and research procedures.

  • Responsible for creating, maintaining, and gathering of all project-related regulatory documents, including Informed Consent Forms, protocol-related training certificates of all personnel, protocol approval letters, continuation review approval documents, sponsor issued documents, and email correspondence with other study sites, institutional IRB, and the study sponsor.

Data collection:

  • Enrolls eligible participants in research studies, determines patient eligibility, obtains informed consent

  • Collects data for studies (e.g. formative interviews, surveys, cognitive testing and user testing, implementation data)

  • Conducts and transcribes qualitative interviews.

  • Conducts literature reviews and writes didactic content based on scientific evidence

  • Writes and edits texts for grant applications, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presentations

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE:

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

Preferred: Experience with screening, recruiting, and interviewing patients. Experience submitting protocols for IRB approval.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 141156

  • 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) 38,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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