Senior Data Analyst (Clinical Research)

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Senior Data Analyst

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.


To perform data collection and outcome reporting for clinical research protocols


1. Design, Maintain and Manage databases for research studies
a. Generate relational diagrams for a variety of research studies.
b. Design, Develop and implement effective data collection instruments including the use of coding (not limited to: VBA, SQL, HTML, MySQL, Python, JASON) for each study.
c. Modify, Update, and Test new and/or existing dataset instruments for each study for efficiency and performance.
d. Develop and maintain procedures for data collection specific for each study.
e. Prepare and administer cleaning of large datasets for accuracy and consistency for large volumes of cross sectional and longitudinal data. Includes unionizing, joining and/or merging from a variety of sources and formats.
f. Prepares complex reports for each study for review and analysis.
g. Provide technical assistance as needed.

2. Clinical data and research data consistency
a. Resolve problems with consistencies.
b. Correspond with trial monitors, nurses, research staff and primary investigators.
c. Obtain outside correspondence from other sites, discusses and implements query resolutions with monitors.
d. Provide suggestions on adapting alternative methodologies in an effort to improve clinical data collection and management.

3. Data integrity, collection and analysis
a. Checks patient data to ensure all actions taken followed the assigned protocol.
b. Ensures that all external documentation has been processed, edited, and filed.
c. Establishes guidelines for obtaining and organizing clinical trial data within given deadlines of collection efforts.
d. Prepares specific reports and analysis to aid in decisions.
e. Prepares research proposals, manuscripts, abstracts and reports.
f. Performs interim analyses, continuing reviews and detailed analyses with descriptive statistics.
g. Provide support to data team members in managing security mechanisms and data access governance

4. 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.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, healthcare, MIS, Computer Science or related field.

Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree

Experience: Five years of related experience. With preferred degree, three years of related experience required.

Preferred Experience: Clinical research, developing databases using REDCap, MS Access, MS SharePoint, and coding in VBA, SQL.

Onsite Presence: Is Required



Sedentary Environment

Constant 67-100%




Neck Movements
Wrist Motion

Seldom 3-10%
Seldom 3-10%
Constant 67-100%
Seldom 3-10%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Constant 67-100%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%

5-10 lbs
5-10 lbs
5-10 lbs


Analytical Ability
Attention to detail
Problem Solving
Critical Thinking

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Healthcare or related field. Five years of related experience. With preferred degree, three years of related 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.


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 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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