Clinical Investigation Technician (Phlebotomy) 4pm - 11:30pm

Houston, Texas
April 27 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Position Hours: 4:00pm to 11:30pm

Position Title: Coordinator, Research Quality

Department: Clinical and Translational Research Center Laboratory

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 Research Data Coordinator position is to support the Clinical and Translational Research Center Laboratory with Clinical Protocol compliance. Consults and collaborates with clinical investigators at UTMDACC and other sites involved in the trial. Assists with clinical protocol specimen storage and designated shipments, laboratory Instrument maintenance, regulatory compliance and quality assurance.


  1. Clinical Protocol and Laboratory Quality Control
    • Perform clinical protocol QA/QC for all specimen shipment and storage.
    • Provides support to the study team in preparing for inspections by regulatory agencies.
    • Ensures laboratory equipment is properly maintained and documentation complete.
    • Assist with laboratory walkthroughs and spot checks, ensuring regulatory and Environmental Health and Safety compliance.
    • Assists in the preparation of quality control and assurance reports and other documentation required for the department and/or regulatory agencies.

  1. Research Specimen Shipment Compliance and Review
    • Assist in storage, conditions and chain of custody for clinical protocol specimen batch/monthly shipments
    • Maintain accurate database of all stored clinical protocol specimens
    • Respond to the clinical study coordinator and sponsor-initiated shipping request in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Ensure all shipping requisitions for stored samples are accurate and complete.

  1. Laboratory Functions
  • Pick up special blood or tissue specimens correctly and in a timely fashion and transport to appropriate locations, as specified by protocols.
  • Organize, maintain and manage surplus bin/supply room.
  • Remove expired kits and tubes from inventory and supply areas.
  • Troubleshooting machines while contacting coordinator if issue is not able to be resolved.
  • Training others in each new EKG machine.
  • Transmitting EKGs as needed and directed by Laboratory Supervisor Monthly reconciliation of EKGs missed in ARMADA.

  1. Other Duties
    • Be punctual in arriving at all professional functions.
    • Generate documents on computer, using word processing, spreadsheet, and other software to produce professional appearance.
    • 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.
    • Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent. Three years of phlebotomy experience. Additional education may substitute for up to two years of the required experience on a one to one basis. 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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