Coordinator, Research Data

Houston, Texas
April 21 2021
Organization Type

The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Research Data position is to Coordinate the development of and assists with maintenance of paper flow for assigned protocols and dissemination of data resulting from the protocol. Responsible for the abstraction of data from electronic health record, spreadsheets, charts, treatment records and external records for pharmaceutical companies, federal agencies, internal groups, and other institutions. Coordinates and performs specimen collection, processing, shipment and recording. Screening and consenting patients to lab protocols.

Key Functions

  1. Phlebotomy and blood processing skills. Prepares and/or aliquot specimens into appropriate transport containers and store in the appropriate transport conditions until pick up by courier. Generate manifest for reference laboratory specimens and ensure all specimens and orders are accounted for. Ensures delivery to the proper testing laboratory or process following sponsor laboratory manual, use appropriate labels, and obtains results after each test completion . Prepare assigned protocol draw sheets, hard copies, protocol binders, per protocol.
  2. Manage inventory, supplies, shipping containers, air bill, labels, and contact information. Ensures adequate quantities of daily supplies are on hand at all times. Works with the supervisor manager to place monthly orders and monitors inventories. Ensures the inventory room is in order at all times.

  1. Responsible for maintaining an accurate database for each specific protocol. Responsible for maintaining a log of the collection of blood and tissue samples, and a log of where blood and tissue samples are stored or shipped. Accessions material into appropriate laboratory system, depending on trial.

  1. Develops and maintains a processing and tracking systems for all protocol related paperwork. A basic knowledge of medical terminology is required.

  1. May be assigned lab protocols and or provide back up on lab protocols. Complete consent process, to include but not limited to patient consent onto study (lab,PA), documentation of process, placing blood order, and tissue request. Assuring all processes are met, and or exceeded.

  1. Assists in the design/workflow and implementation of clinical trials as additional trials are established and initiated. Works well on a team, including other data coordinators, registered nurses, clinical studies coordinators, supervisors, managers and physicians.

  1. Good written and spoken communication skills. Utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency.

  1. Attends departmental and staff meetings as required. Remains responsible and accountable for all actions. Maintains contact with other institutions on clinical trials as required. Responds to queries in a timely manner.

  1. Complies with lab policies, technical procedures, safety rules, and infection control policies.

  1. Participate in all preparation, reporting, and Sponsor Site visitations meeting to get to know protocol details, assessments time point, personal involve, contact information, inventory, supplies, laboratory manual, and shipping requirements.

  1. Must mindful of e-mail system, and have timely response to emails coming in and going out.

  1. Responsible for identifying, locating and requesting both outside and inside tissue. As well as maintaining a chain of custody of all samples at all times.

  1. Must be able to follow written and verbal directions accurately, and document such process.
  2. Must be able to work independently without direct supervision.

  1. Other duties as assigned.

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