Coordinator, Research Data

Houston, Texas
October 08 2019
Organization Type
Position Title: Coordinator, Research Data

Department: Clinical and Translational Research Center


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

1. To 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).

· 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.

2. To 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

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

· Review medical records to extract data points.

· Troubleshooting machines while contacting coordinator if issue is not able to be resolved.

· Training others in each new EKG machine.

· Monthly reconciliation of EKGs missed in ARMADA.

· Answer queries from sponsors specific to EKGs.

3. To maintain a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs, including on-site training / off-site conferences.

· Attend department research meetings and conferences.

· Attend approved off-site meetings and conferences.

· Supplement education as needed through use of reference materials, lectures, etc.

· Be punctual in arriving at all professional functions.

· Inform appropriate staff and arrange coverage for necessary functions when absent.

4. 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 review.

· 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

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Education Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Experience 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.

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