Research Data Coordinator Health Disparities Research

Houston, TX

The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative and patient care services for the coordination of research studies.

Research coordination

Assists Principal Investigator and other staff with research study procedures, including but not limited to: coordinating and conducting all aspects of recruitment under the direction of investigators, study registration, communicating study objectives and procedures to prospective and enrolled study participants, scheduling study visits and education sessions, and administering informed consent when designated by investigators. Conduct participant recruitment, screening and follow-ups by communicating with participants via phone, mail and email. Organize and prepare presentations and study materials. Conduct in-person data collection and health assessments with participants. Research related tasks also include organization and facilitation of focus group/research sessions and conducting interviews. Provides community outreach, community presentations and education in participating communities. Maintain contact with community partners and stake holders and other personnel. Occasional evening and weekend hours.

Protocol coordination

Follows study protocol procedures to recruit and enroll study participants and implement protocol specific interventions, providing input as appropriate for changes, updates, and revisions to survey instruments and data collection procedures. Coordinates the ongoing implementation of assigned research protocol(s). Conduct participant assessments and collect physiological measurements (heart rate, height, weight, blood pressure, and other brief physical assessments) and questionnaire data. Lead defined study interventions and health education sessions aimed to increase physical activity. Closely monitor research activity and communicate with study participants to ensure adherence to protocol. Identify recruitment and retention strategies to ensure study accrual goals are met. Also responsible for maintaining/tracking study equipment and supplies, including participant compensations.

Data coordination

Tracks and maintains records of study recruitment and participation. Enter participant data in study database and perform basic data management tasks; register participant in institutional database. Extensive use of Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word and research programs such as Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap).

Maintains confidential study files and records in an organized and secure manner, including participant contact information, consent forms, data code sheets, and other relevant materials. Ensures participant charts are accurate and data collection and data entry is completed in a timely manner.

Ability to complete tasks as assigned in a timely and accurate manner; at peak periods may be working under short timelines and stressful conditions. Adapts to changing conditions in situations that may be characterized by high stress levels, such as project deadlines. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, budget and prioritize time and workload, address spontaneous issues and problems, resolve conflicts, and make decisions. Other duties as assigned.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 163382
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,000
  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Referral Bonus Available?: No
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No
  • Science Jobs: No
Location Houston, TX (77020)
Job Type Full Time
Company University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Posted 8 days ago