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Clinical Research Scientist

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Health Sciences
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Leverage your skills as a PhD scientist to make a difference in the lives of the most seriously ill cancer patients. Palliative and Supportive Care uses a multidisciplinary approach to address all aspects of suffering experienced by cancer patients and their families - not just their physical symptoms, but also depression, anxiety, and other psychosocial aspects of the cancer journey - to improve quality of life. As a Clinical Research Scientist in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, you will have the unique opportunity to bring your life sciences research skills and experience to a wide range of projects that can directly impact patients and their loved ones. Work alongside a diverse team of faculty and staff to perform cutting-edge research that spans the gamut from molecular studies to quality metrics. No prior clinical research experience is necessary; applicants from a broad range of scientific disciplines are welcome to apply.

Scientific Research Project Development
Design and implement research strategies for department faculty. Enhance collaborations between investigators. Perform analysis of ongoing research projects to identify needs. Conceptualize project ideas with faculty and oversee projects. Function independently in design under faculty lead. Identify potential funding sources for faculty projects. Serve as a scientific liaison between faculty, research team, department administration, and sponsor.

Clinical Research Implementation
Assist in oversight of research projects, working closely with faculty, research staff, and department administration to obtain and meet grant/protocol requirements. Participate in department meetings and protocol initiations to ensure compliance with study requirements. Review results and participate in data analysis. Evaluate data and develop or revise protocol to approach problems.

Clinical Protocol, Manuscript, and Grant Writing
Write and edit grant and protocol applications, including research plans and supporting documents such as biosketches, letters of support, and institutional documents. Prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations, including interpretation of results. Perform literature search to fill information gaps. Prepare figures, charts, tables, and graphs, and designs diagrams to conceptualize ideas; format figures to meet submission requirements. Ensure documents are neat, legible, aesthetically pleasing, and correct.

Education Required: PhD or Medical degree. Experience Required: None. Experience Preferred: 2 years of scientific writing experience. This can include paid scientific writing experience you gained as part of your graduate education or as part of your employment history. This position is 100% remote work. 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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