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Clinical Studies Coordinator - Clinical Cancer Prevention - Research

Clinical Cancer Prevtn - Rsch 600709
145399 Requisition #
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The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Clinical Studies is to provide clinical evaluation, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of patients enrolled in research protocols. Also serves as an effective point of contact regarding status and progress of assigned clinical trials. Impacts clinical trials patients in designated protocols. Utilizes medical or clinical knowledge for supervised non-clinical patient interaction for the purposes of research data gathering and monitoring. Requires strict adherence to the policies and procedures of the institution and a high level of attention to detail.


Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone. 

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues. 
  • We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility. 
  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion. 

 Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do. 

  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work – decisions and data – and for practicing our values and ethics. 
  • We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community. 
  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly. 

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives. 

  • We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas. 
  • We team with each other to identify and resolve problems. 
  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so. 

 Safety: We provide a safe environment – physically and psychologically – for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community. 

  • We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm. 
  • We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service. 
  • We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person’s contributions. 

 Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources – people, time, financial and environmental – entrusted to us. 

  • We prioritize the health and well-being of each other. 
  • We act responsibly to safeguard the institution’s finances. 
  • We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us.



Research Subject Management  
• Responsible for the overall effective operation of designated protocols.  Reviews patient eligibility of potential study cases and assists in obtaining consents.  Coordinates, evaluates and follows patient participation in clinical trials and maintains knowledge of adverse events.  Collects information on adverse events and reports according to standard operating procedures; stores related documentations accordingly.  Schedules patient tests, keeps patients informed about test results and studies.  Tracks protocol related labs, responses and research tests. Collects research data from patients during in-person meeting, telephone interviews, and surveys.   Collaborates with physicians, mid-level practitioners, research nurses and data managers to document patient care.  Under supervision of the medical staff, performs protocol-specific tasks including screening, ordering tests, collecting specimens and study documentation of patient reported responses

Data Management 
• Enters data into electronic case report forms. Maintains source documents.  Maintains necessary data for audits.  Prepares and participates in clinical trial audits.  Performs QA audits to monitor compliance and accuracy of data.  Assists in the collection and evaluation of data.

Trial Conduct Coordination  
• Provides all study related coordination including submission of protocols to the IRB and maintenance of protocols.
• Develops and maintains a processing and tracking system for all protocol related paperwork.
• Develops patient care methodology for protocols, including criteria for patient participation. 
• Collects and develops criteria information for protocol submission.
• Maintains regulatory documents for assigned protocols.
• Communicates with collaborators regarding protocol status and data collection
• Effectively conducts assigned operations of research protocols. 
• Register trial participants into the institutional research systems.

Other duties as assigned

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree. 

Required: Three years experience in area of research study or direct patient care obtained from nursing, data gathering or other related experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred: Experience working with patients, consenting, to clinical trials. 

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

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