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Coordinator, Research Data (10:00AM - 6:30PM)

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 29, 2022

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Position Title: Coordinator, Research Data

Department: Clinical and Translational Research Center

Division: Cancer Medicine

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Mission Statement

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.


Caring Behaviors:

Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.


Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors:

Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.


Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.


Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior.

Discovery Behaviors:

Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.

Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative:

Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so

Position Description Template - Professional Family


  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


Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Innovative Thinking - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

Professionalism - Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the health care team; and Employee demonstrates a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements; and Employee demonstrates a commitment to excellence (i.e. proper hand washing practices) and on-going professional development.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's in science or Business Administration


Required: Two years of related experience. With preferred degree, no experience required.


Required: None.


Required: Laboratory Manager

Given: None.


This position requires:

Working in Office Environment ______ No __x____ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing ___x___ No _______Yes

unit; outpatient clinic)

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids,

or tissues ___x___ No _______ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals ___x___ No _______ Yes

Exposure to radiation __ x___ No _______ Yes

Exposure to animals __ x____ No _______ Yes

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.
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