Research Laboratory Coordinator - IPCT

Houston, TX
November 12 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Project Management and Sample Intake
  • Formulate documents as necessary and edit existing documents to ensure proper document of each project.
  • Communicate with different PIs and answer inquiries about projects.
  • Collaborate with coworkers to ensure projects are moving forward in a timely fashion, proactively reporting when projects are delayed for any reason.
  • Establish and institute project and sample tracking processes including approaches to ensure accurate identification and tracking of samples.
  • Ensure that all sample submissions to the IPCT laboratory are accurately recorded, optimize efficiency of transferal to the laboratory for processing, and accurately track requirements for each individual project.
  • Ensure compliance of specimen storage and record keeping with IPCT policies.

Record Keeping
  • Provide documentation and routine reporting to IPCT leadership related to the progress of all ongoing projects in the IPCT laboratory.
  • Create and maintain documentation and standards as directed or needed.
  • Provide and enforce guidelines related to project entry criteria into IPCT ensuring that only approved projects enter the pipeline.
  • Apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to properly document and manage the progress of individual IPCT sequencing projects.

  • Prepare quotes based on the requested services.
  • Track projects and communicate with investigators to accurately invoice in a timely manner for all services completed by the IPCT laboratory.
  • Create reports as required by management to facilitate financial tracking and reconciliation.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.


Required: Five years of experience in scientific, research or clinical laboratory to include three years in a lead/supervisory capacity. With preferred degree, three years of required experience in a lead/supervisory capacity.

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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