MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Coordinator, Research Data - Radiation Oncology Clinical Research in Houston, Texas

Sr Coordinator, Research Data - Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Research at

Radiation Oncology 115100

Requisition #: 116500

The mission of the Radiation Oncology division at MD Anderson is to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art, quality radiation treatment to cancer patients while integrating education, laboratory and clinical research, and radiation physics to achieve improved outcomes.

Radiation oncology at MD Anderson is of the highest quality and focuses on cutting-edge techniques, many of which were developed by our faculty.

At MD Anderson, we are always refining radiation oncology treatment methods to deliver the highest-quality patient care possible. Our unmatched range of equipment includes the latest strategies to treat tumors aggressively, while reducing or eliminating some of the side effects that accompany radiation treatment.

The salary range is min $ 38,000 mid $ 47,500 max $ 57,000


  1. Develops and maintains system for controlling paper and electronic data flow for protocols and hospital policies, including records of surgery, pathology information, laboratory results, treatment dates, follow-up schedules, etc. Prepares research folder for patients enrolled, assuring organization and timely addition of source documents as needed.

  2. Ensures effective identification and recruitment of patients through regular, timely, appropriate screening, and consenting to and creating on/off study notes for minimal-risk protocols (e.g. “PA” or “LAB” studies) as assigned.

  3. Prepares adequate supply of patient-ready packets per protocol as needed.

  4. Develops (or assists as needed) and maintains detailed Excel spreadsheets and databases for the collection of research data, to include tracking, data entry, accrual, data auditing and screening log. Informs research staff and/or physician of missing or inconsistent research data; ensures that all research data is accurate, updated, and consistent with protocol and institutional policies

  5. Registers protocol patients into and maintains patient status in MOSAIQ and CORe per departmental Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and per institutional standard practice.

  6. Responsible for completion and/or submission of data forms, dosimetry, films, treatment records, surgery and pathology information. May require collaboration with other interdepartmental groups (i.e., Dosimetry, Physics, Pathology) or intradepartmental groups (i.e., medical oncology, surgery, etc.)

  7. Maintains contact with other institutions participating in studies and coordinates submission of the data (e.g. RTOG/NRG, IND, other multi-center protocol forms)

  8. Ensures follow-up appointments. Initiates patient-specific research follow-up by completing the Order Set in EPIC/OneConnect, entering protocol number and following SOP for entering protocol-required assessments/orders (visits, labs, imaging studies, etc.) required for next visit.

  9. Assists as needed with administration, distribution and collection of patient questionnaires (e.g. QoL, MDASI) and pick-up and delivery of research-related laboratory specimens, to include mailing of specimens if needed.

  10. Communicates clearly in oral and written communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional, outside personnel, and patients using appropriate terminology (i.e. medical) as needed.

  11. Assists in the preparation of information and reports for study chair as requested.

  12. Assist in the preparation of data used for grant submissions, progress reports, manuscripts, presentations and abstracts by cleaning and entering data in data management programs in a timely fashion.

  13. Provides training and preceptor training as needed.

  14. Attends and participates in departmental activities and initiatives.

  15. Assist in preparation for research audits, monitoring visits or other quality assurance activities.

  16. Perform other duties as assigned (e.g. phlebotomy, photography in designated therapeutic sections).

  17. Performs routine audits and maintenance on research data to ensure accurate and quality data is available to research staff, analysts, statisticians and investigators. Generates routine and ad hoc data reports for protocol status and summary, and reviews, audits, and prepares data sets for analysis as needed.

  18. Functions as a Subject Matter Expert by providing training and mentoring to research staff, particularly Research Data Coordinators

  19. Develops procedural documentation and guides on various research-related activities to promote standards, consistency and transparency throughout the division

  20. Serves as backup personnel within a Service and is able to perform screening, consenting, and other research-related activities to support the research team when coverage is necessary.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.


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

Preferred: Clinical experience.

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.