Clinical Research Scientist - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 17 2020
Ref
135461
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Clinical Research Scientist position is to plan, coordinate, design, supervise, and carry out clinical research projects. Apply scientific/medical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, and supervise the evaluation of clinical and translational research data. Ensure the quality of resulting publications.

Key Functions

Clinical and translational research projects and initiatives.
  • Assist principal investigator in the development and design of clinical and translational research to ensure value and feasibility of proposal.
  • Assist principal investigator in determining the specific goals or objectives to be attained.
  • Develop and maintain standard procedures and protocols to ensure the quality and integrity of research data to be obtained.
  • Identify and implement strategies to enhance collaboration between investigators and clinical or research scientists.
  • Abstract medical and scientific information and provide lay language versions when required.
  • Collaborate with biostatistics, finance, and regulatory functions to ensure timely development of clinical trial proposals.


Clinical and translational data analysis.

  • Review protocol documents including abstracts, text, and informed consent for relevant information.
  • Review medical records to extract data points.
  • Review and evaluate clinical protocol and translational research data, including laboratory correlative data.
  • Ensure that the relevant clinical data is collected at designated stages in the treatment process.
  • Provide sound data analysis and interpretation of results for manuscripts and grant research plans.
  • Review the literature, identify, and coalesce data to support the rationale for clinical trial proposals.
  • Prepare data and information related to protocols, grants, abstracts, and manuscript submissions, as needed.


Reporting, writing, and editing projects.
  • Compose technical reports, abstracts, slide presentations, spreadsheets, posters, and manuscripts for submission to corporate and federal sponsors, conferences, and scientific journals.
  • Copyedit technical reports.
  • Proofread galley proofs of manuscripts nearing publication.
  • Utilize technical writing ability to compose and abstract medical and scientific information for preparation of written correspondence, reports, letters of intent, informed consent forms, and protocols under the direction of study investigator.
  • Compile, write, and submit project results to principal investigator.
  • Edit and/or write sections of protocols and reports as directed by study investigator.
  • Prepare specific protocol reports and analysis to aid decisions regarding therapeutic efficacy.
  • Prepare documents for publication by reviewing analyses and interpretations of data to ensure accuracy and alignment with research data. Ensure clarity of expression.

Prepare abstracts of professional literature of a technical nature based on reading and comprehension of the material.
  • Ensure that the data collected reflects the requested information and can be provided in accordance with specified guidelines.
  • Compile information and draft presentations to provide the most effective arrangement of data (financial, scientific, medical, business, and academic).
  • Produce medical illustrations, publication graphics, scientific posters, and slide presentations for national and international meetings.
  • Present findings of research projects to professional groups.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

No

X

Yes

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

X

No

Yes

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

X

No

Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

X

No

Yes

Exposure to radiation

X

No

Yes

Exposure to animals

X

No

Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

Education
Required: PhD or Medical degree.

Experience: None.

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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