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Research Data Coordinator - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

Invest. Cancer Therapeutics 600723
135659 Requisition #
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 The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Data is to provide administrative and patient care services for the coordination of research studies.  Coordinates and gathers patient data for research studies.


Key Functions:

1To assist in the coordination of regulatory correspondence and protocol

administration on all departmental clinical research.

* Communicate verbally and in writing, as needed or as requested by study

investigator, with internal reviewers (e.g., Surveillance Committee) or external

agencies (e.g., pharmaceutical sponsors and/or governmental study sponsors,

such as National Cancer Institute or Food and Drug Administration).

* Complete forms and comply with institutional, state, and/or federal regulations

for study initiation, conduct, and termination.

* Assist in coordinating and send outgoing material and correspondence to

institutional, state, and/or federal agencies.

* Prepare reports for the sponsoring agency, as specified by reporting

requirements (e.g., monthly, semiannually, and annually for NCI studies).

* Inform sponsors and collaborators of regulatory status of protocols at least

monthly in formal departmental protocol review meetings.

* Collect specimens as outlined in assigned protocols.

* Maintain a system for controlling paper flow for protocols and related grants, to

include setting up and maintaining reference file system.

* Maintain and update protocol reference materials.

* Assist in the preparation of scheduled status reports describing interim data,

using the Patient Data Management System. 

2To assist research nurses and other clinical research personnel with patient related activities.

* Answer and screen office phone calls effectively and professionally.

* Pick up special blood or tissue specimens correctly and in a timely fashion and

transport to appropriate locations, as specified by protocols..

* Prepare tissue specimens correctly, as specified by protocols.

* Pick up special blood or tissue specimens correctly and in a timely fashion and

transport to appropriate. 

3. To transfer patient information into the electronic database and case


* Review medical records to extract data points.

* Assist with data entry into database and casebooks.

* Make survival calls and appropriately record the data.

* Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient flowsheet, to include entry of toxicities, adverse events, follow-up visits, dose modifications, and any other protocol-required data.

4. To maintain a high level of professional expertise and credibility

through educational programs, including on-site training / off-site


* Attend department research meetings and conferences.

* Attend approved off-site meetings and conferences.

* Supplement education as needed through use of reference materials, lectures,


* Be punctual in arriving at all professional functions.

* Inform appropriate staff and arrange coverage for necessary functions when


5. To assist in the development of and help maintain an organizational

system to coordinate research meetings and research deadlines and

inform department staff, as needed.

* Generate documents on computer, using word processing, spreadsheet, and

other software to produce professional appearance.

* Assist in the coordination and preparation of a monthly update for protocol


* Communicate with appropriate individual(s) regarding upcoming deadlines,

meetings, etc.

* Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of

* clinical trials as delineated in the department training manual and presented at

* weekly training meetings.

* Enter  monitor visits for department, CTRC, Pharm into Clinic Station

6. Other duties as assigned.

The performance for all expected outcomes is measured by observation by

supervisor, reports from faculty and co-workers, the accuracy and timeliness of

work produced, and the demonstrated ability to effectively work under stress. 

The position also requires one to anticipate needs, to recognize situations

requiring assistance and have the ability to refer or perform any necessary

tasks, and to comprehend the goals of the department/program and take the

initiative in making decisions and taking actions to further these goals. 

The above functions require the following abilities and skills:

* Ability to practice independently, strong verbal and written communication

skills, organizational and critical judgment skills, and ability to interact effectively

with patients and co-workers. 

* Strong attention to detail.

* Strong organizational skills.

* Ability to work with personal computers using standard word processing

software, spreadsheets, and programs for database and graphics usage.

* Ability to maintain a satisfactory work environment by organizing and

redistributing files, records, etc., requiring bending, stooping, reaching, manual

handling, walking, visually inspecting, extended standing, sitting and repetitive

motions.  May be required to lift up to 15 pounds.

* Use of computer via keyboard, and operating facsimile machine, calculator,

printer, photocopy machine, etc.  Use of push-button, multiple line telephone

set.  Must be able to master new software by utilizing available resources (other

program personnel, reference manual, training classes, etc.)

Be clearly understood by verbal communication in face-to-face

encounters and by telephone.

* Strong command of the English language, including spelling, writing,

and verbalizing and ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment






Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)






Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues






Exposure to harmful chemicals                       






Exposure to radiation






Exposure to animals












Required: High school diploma or equivalent. 
Preferred: Bachelor's degree.

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

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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