MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Data Coordinator - Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine in Houston, Texas

Senior Research Data Coordinator - Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine

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

Research at

Surgery 195100

Requisition #: 118468

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 only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


ResearchData Collection

Assumes responsibility for assigned minimal risk studies and identifies potential protocol candidates through screening in clinics; provides study specific information to them. Enrolls eligible patients under the supervision of the research nurse and physician. May obtain consent on assigned protocols. Conducts structured interviews with research subjects for protocol data collection. Extracts patient demographics, reports and other pertinent information from the medical record. Obtains treatment, surgery and pathology records. Assists with follow-up appointments and provides telephone reminders to patients. Maintains telephone contact with other institutions participating in studies and collects data as assigned. Manages data generated by departmental, cooperative group, industry-sponsored and national studies. Assists in development and maintenance of systems for protocol data. Ensures sample collection and shipment if required by study.

Documentation,Record Keeping and Forms Processing

Assists in the maintenance of a system for collecting protocol data including records of surgery, therapy dates, laboratory results and pathology information. Documents study specific information appropriately in the patient medical record. Enters protocol-specific data points into the appropriate database. Reviews data forms for completeness and updates. Creates, prints and distributes forms using computer and printer. Utilizes computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data. Requests patient charts via on-line system as necessary to facilitate research projects. Obtains and returns charts to medical records when requested. Generates reports as requested. Monitors informed consent files at outreach sites to assure they are up to date. Assists with annual reviews, updates and response data and generates reports as requested.


Communicates missing research data to the physician and/or research nurse. Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects. Communicates clearly in telephone and email communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel. Receives, places, and transfers calls using appropriate etiquette; responds to information requests with courtesy, accuracy, and respect for confidentiality. Faxes documents to other institutional departments and outside organizations/physician offices as requested. Utilizes and accesses departmental/institutional e-mail to send and receive documents and messages via computer.

General Responsibilities

Prepares, weighs and mails materials and/or specimens to cooperative group offices and other entities as required, utilizing appropriate courier. Orders and stocks supplies in support of study needs. Attends Disposition Clinic, departmental meetings, mandatory training, and/or other events to remain current of policies and procedures related to data and protocol management. Assists in the preparation of information and reports for manuscript/grant submission as required. May train new research staff for specific protocol duties and responsibilities. Attends specific surgical cases to collect data. Screens clinic schedules for all new patient presenting for consultation and/or treatment. Will complete a pre-screening process for all new patients to inform to all research team members of possible eligibility for research trials.


Minimum: $38,000 – Midpoint: $47,500 – Maximum: $57,000


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree.


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

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.