Research Data Coordinator

Houston, Texas
August 17 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The primary purpose of the Research Data Coordinator position is to provide data management and patient care services for minimal risk trials and clinical trials with RN oversight

1. Data Management:
• Reconciles and organizes data and records for timely submission of reports on human specimens procured.
• Responsible for completion of data forms, treatment records, surgery and pathology informations.
• Coordinates the dissemination of data resulting from protocols for completion of data forms, treatment records and review of records to pharmaceutical companies, federal agencies, internal groups and other institutions.
• Visually reviews data for correctness and edits as necessary with RN oversight.
• Demonstrates competence in key aspects of data collection and data entry incorporating institutional guidelines.

2 Participates in protocol-specific tasks as needed:
• Assesses patients for protocol eligibility through medical record review in the outpatient and inpatient settings for minimal risk studies
• May assist with screening for eligibility, consenting, and following patient for minimal risk studies.
• May assist the procurement of biological sample including tissue and blood and delivery of all samples to laboratory for processing and shipment to external sponsor as applicable.
• Ensures strict adherence to safety guidelines and use appropriate sterile techniques for obtaining samples.
• Ensures research studies are properly managed as detailed in function & instructed by PI. Tracks protocol related labs, responses, & research tests.
• Responsible for acting as a back-up to other research data coordinators and assists research nurses with case report form completion and data query resolution.

3. Maintains a high level of professional expertise and credibility through educational programs:
• Keep current concerning research, oncology and data management issues through reading,
• attending meetings and inservices
• Attends departmental research meetings and conferences
• Provides professional and ancillary staff education concerning research protocols by presenting
• in-services to departmental staff as needed.
• Provides accurate information as requested to the multidisciplinary team
• Completes all mandatory institutional training requirements

4. Audit Preparation and Monitoring Visits:
• Coordinate with team members in audit preparation and monitor visits
• Act as liaison between monitors and clinical research staff, PI, and other institutional ancillary services during monitoring visit

Other Functions
• Conduct personal interviews with patients in clinic or in-patient rooms or by talking on the
• phone.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree

Experience Required:
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.

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