MD Anderson Cancer Center Supervisor, Clinical Studies - Fulltime - Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine in Houston, Texas

Supervisor, Clinical Studies - Fulltime - Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine

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

Allied Health at

Cancer Medicine - Research 900080

Requisition #: 118300

Title: Supervisor, Clinical Studies – Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine

The Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine provides supportive care to cancer patients. We treat patients’ quality of life, concentrating on symptom control, psychosocial support, mobility and function, and holistic well-being. Our research program focuses on finding new interventions on modalities to treat fatigue, nausea, appetite, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, and emotional support for patients, as well as caregivers. Our research also focuses on mind-body interventions such as yoga, relaxation, acupuncture and meditation. Our supportive care program is here to help both patients newly diagnosed with cancer and those with advanced cancer at the end-of-life, caregivers, and survivors.

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 ideal candidate will have experience as a senior clinical studies coordinator, previous supervisory experience such as managing people within the department, enrolling patients for trials, patient facing experience, auditing or QA experience

The salary range is: min-$68,800, mid-$86,000 and max-$103,200


Protocol Specific Tasks & Administration:Participates in the management of departmental clinical research activities and staff. Participates in protocol-specific clinical tasks and assists the primary investigator in collection and evaluation of data. Works with Admin Director and RN Supervisor to assign protocols to staff and monitors accuracy compliance of staff. Develops and manages the department implementation of systems, policies, and procedures affecting the submission, review, approval, contract negotiation, activation, regulation, tracking, and reporting of protocols as well as review and submission of grant applications and annual reports, according to institutional and external requirements. Attend PI meetings and monitor accrual. Ensure timely documentation in medical record and timeline creation. Review protocol logistics and order necessary materials, z-codes, CCTs and research orders as needed. As needed, enroll, approach and consent patients, as well as administer questionnaires and surveys.

Quality Assurance:Conducts routine audits of ongoing studies as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedure of each protocol. Conducts audits as needed to identify issues with the protocol design and/or learning needs of the research staff. Attend blueprint meetings and assess logistical and regulatory needs for studies. Ensure studies are meeting performance metrics and accrual.

Staff Education & Supervision of Departmental Research Staff:Coordinates and participates in the interview and selection process and evaluates staff. Participates in the training and development of staff and designs and facilitates educational sessions. Keeps staff up to date in EHR changes and development as well as regulatory changes to human subject’s research at the institution


Required: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration or related scientific field.

Preferred: Master's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration or related scientific field.


Required: Six years’ experience with research studies or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or related field to include three years in a lead or supervisory capacity. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience or completed years of college on a one to one basis.

Preferred: Previous Clinical Studies Coordinator experience that includes recruiting and enrolling patients onto clinical trials and experience training coordinators.

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.