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Coordinator, Research Data - GI Medical Oncology

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

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Coordinator, Research Data

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 Coordinator, Research Data position is to provide administrative and technical services for the coordination of a research project on pancreatic and biliary tract cancers.

Key Functions
  1. Recruit patients and collect epidemiological data and biological sample for an epidemiological research project in GI Medical Oncology.
  1. Identify eligible patients, administer research survey, and accrue patients to an epidemiology study of biliary cancer. Explains the research project to patients, conduct interviews using questionnaires.
  1. Coordinates the control of paper flow for protocols and patient survey data for entry into the epidemiology database and register recruited patient into PDMS. Maintain detailed and accurate records on both recruited and non-recruited patients.
  1. Follow up recruited patients for return of questionnaire. Check the quality of the questionnaire data. Identify and recruit control subjects from MDACC clinics for the same study.
  1. Responsible for maintaining a log of the collection of blood samples.
  1. Work harmoniously with GI staff, physicians, patients and their families, and members of other departments.
  1. Responsible for consenting all new biliary cancer cases for accessing their archived tissue specimen and send it for genomic profiling
  1. Responsible for consenting illegible pancreatic and biliary cancer patients, collect their saliva and send it for genomic profiling
  1. Responsible for collecting the biliary cancer fresh surgically resected tissue samples. Other duties as assigned.

Education Required - High school diploma or equivalent. Preferred degree: Bachelor's degree

Experience Required - 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.


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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