Senior Research Data Coordinator - Nephrology Research

Houston, Texas
January 21 2021
Organization Type
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 Nephrology section specializes in disorders and diseases of the kidneys in cancer patients. Our mission is to provide the highest level of patient care, expand the frontiers of basic and clinical investigation in nephrology, and support state-of-the-art training and education in Nephrology. Our full time faculty members are dedicated to clinical practice, research and teaching. The Section has a robust research agenda comprising of activities ranging from bench to bedside and are actively engaged in research.

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Data Coordinator is to provide coordination, implementation and monitoring of patients enrolled on research protocols and conduct biomedical laboratory research. This role will serve as the primary point of contact for research related activities within the Nephrology Section.

CORE VALUES Caring Behaviors
  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.
Integrity Behaviors
  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior
Discovery Behaviors
  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


Research Protocol Coordination
Screen, recruit, randomize study participants and assist in obtaining consents. Follow patients while on studies, maintain appropriate documentation in accordance with institutional and regulatory agency guidelines.

Register subjects on research protocols and institutional databases once eligibility has been verified. Communicate any necessary registration information with sponsoring agencies, principle investigator and study team members.

Server as the primary liaison between research participants, physicians and research team.

Data Management
Collect and input research data on case report forms and/or sponsor databases in a timely and accurate manner.

Follow subjects on clinical studies for safety monitoring and promptly report adverse events in adherence to institutional, sponsor and regulatory guidelines.

Assist with completion of annual reviews and progress reports

Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures related to conduct of clinical trials in accordance to MD Andersons research policies, Code of Federal Regulations (CRF), International Council for Harmonization (ICH), and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines.

Provide routine status and progress reports to the various research stake holders


Maintain and coordinate study related regulatory documents. Complete necessary annual review documentation in accordance with institutional, state and federal agencies.

Assist in the preparation of reports for the institution and sponsoring agencies

Communication verbally and in writing as needed with internal reviewers (e.g.

Surveillance Committee, IND office) and external agencies (e.g. Pharmaceutical Sponsors, and/or government sponsors such as National Cancer Institute (NCI) or Food and Drug Association (FDA).

Assist with the preparation and submission of new protocols

Research Support

Perform experiments that will include basic molecular and biochemical bench-work, cell culturing of cell-lines and various experimental assays

Conduct animal maintenance, inventory, breeding, anesthesia, euthanizing, genotyping (PCR and electrophoresis), and treatment administration (intravenous injection, intra peritoneal injection, gavage, et al). Help with animal imaging and harvesting tissue sample.

Present and share data acquired.

Purchasing and stocking laboratory supplies, preparation of media and reagents, optimization of lab protocols, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This requires the monitoring of workflow and planning as it pertains to the need for supplies, equipment maintenance and stock solutions.

Understanding scientific articles and journals related to experiments being conducted. Attendance and participation at work related seminars and/or meetings are required.

Perform duties in accordance with instructed methods under the direction of the principal investigator or designee. This position conducts close work with other technicians, students, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and staff members in scientific protocols currently used. Good communication skills, patience and good working knowledge of equipment and research aims are a necessity.

Adhere to institutional and regulatory guidelines when handling, recording, and collecting data and samples on patients enrolled in our clinical studies.

Develop leadership skills to maintain, plan and execute projects based on project aim and thesis.

Departmental Support
Assist in the preparation and submission of grants, Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and Research Contracts.

Assists in submitting progress reports, carry-forward requests, budget transfers, no-cost extensions.

Monitors the progress of existing grants and subcontracts.

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