Exercise Physiology Technologist - Clinical Cancer Prevention

Houston, Texas
March 29 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The Exercise Physiologist will be working in a research environment focused on exercise training trials, remote exercise delivery, and exercise monitoring via electronic wearable devices. He or she will perform cardiopulmonary exercise tests, 6-minute walk tests and other testing related to physical activity. The candidate will be comfortable with discussing exercise programs and progression of exercise in cancer participants. Candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to successfully summarize research findings regarding exercise in written form.


Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.
  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues.
  • We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility.
  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.
  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics.
  • We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community.
  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.
  • We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas.
  • We team with each other to identify and resolve problems.
  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.
  • We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm.
  • We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service.
  • We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.
  • We prioritize the health and well-being of each other.
  • We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances.
  • We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us .


Exercise training Be able to independently perform V02 testing with supervision of PI. Be able to interpret, record, and track research information related to exercise training. Should be able to remotely coach research participants and safely progress exercise training programs in cancer patients.

Remote monitoring of exercise Be able to review and troubleshoot electronic wearable devices in research participants. Should be able to record and keep track of physical activity data from wearable devices and provide summary data for the PI.

Research Be able to perform literature reviews and provide written summaries of existing literature in exercise, as requested. Be familiar with EndNote for research references.

Other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in Kinesiology or related field.

Required: Two years of related experience with required degree. No experience required with preferred degree.

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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