Sr Coordinator, Research Data -Translational Molecular Pathology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 9, 2023

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The primary purpose of the Senior Research Data Coordinator position is to provide administrative and translational research support services for the coordination of clinical research studies in the ECOG-ACRIN Central Biorepository and Pathology Facility (EA CBPF). Develops, coordinates and maintains data forms and databases for collection and distribution of biospecimens and biospecimen-related data. Coordinates clinical trial biospecimen retrieval, processing and distribution for research studies with associated data.

Protocol and Project Administration
Act as a lead in fulfilling research related biospecimen requests including approved proposals, central pathology review, embedded correlative studies within protocols and gray space addendums.
Act in a lead role for coordination of correspondence and support for research biospecimen and data requests from study approval/activation through completion.
Coordinates the retrieval of ambient and frozen biospecimens from storage, batching, routing to the appropriate laboratory teams (e.g. wet lab, histology, etc.), generation of detailed records and manifests, emailing investigator teams, shipping, and uploading of blinded and unblinded manifests to a secure data transfer.
Coordinates the scanning and retrieval of digital pathology images, blinding, batching and distribution.
Participates in kickoff calls.
Supports research pathologist exhaustion reviews by providing detailed inventory records and tissue as needed.

Regulatory Compliance
Follows and complies with institutional, state, and/or federal regulations for study. Confirms a case list of eligible patients that meet all applicable consent level(s) prior to fulfilling research requests.
Supports compliance with clinical trial protocol research site submission requirements for blood, serum, plasma, buccal, urine, stool, tissue and other biospecimens. Follows-up with sites as needed including for inaccurate or incomplete submissions.

Database Management
Maintains detailed records of research studies and associated archived and distributed samples.
Identifies and recommends effective enhancements to data management system.
Enters inventory information into applicable database including the Legacy EA Protocols (LEAP) database, Microsoft Excel and Sample Tracking System (STS).

Coordination and Collaboration
Maintains contact with other collaborating institutions participating in research and ECOG-ACRIN and coordinates all related data.
Schedules and coordinates tissue, blood, urine, buccal, stool and derivative (DNA, RNA, serum, plasma, etc.) sample distributions shipping to outside institutions.

Training and Mentoring.

Assist in the training and mentoring of new Research Data Coordinators in regard to department policies and procedures for the conduct of data coordination activity in relation with the clinical trials specimen and their derivatives received and processed at CBPF and the appropriate use of databases.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience Required: Four 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.


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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