Post-Doctoral Position on Patient-reported Outcome Clinical Research

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7055537

Posted: January 25, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Symptom Research focuses on improving the knowledge and management of cancer-related and treatment-related symptoms (such as pain, fatigue, distress, neuropathy).

Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in symptom-related research, have solid graduate training in clinical investigation and biostatistics, and have a good experiences or publication record using patient-reported outcomes in observational study or clinical trials. Ongoing studies in the Department of Symptom Research include NIH-funded projects for studying on patient-reported outcomes applied in real world patient care. The position is available immediately.


1. Research Activity
2. Prepare and write preliminary report, potential grants application, and manuscripts for publication.
• Closely working with research faculty, conducting literature search and summaries of interested topics on symptom science.
• Working with data analyst to generate progress report from the data on RedCap
• Responsible for monitoring active project, communicating with field staff and updating faculty weekly.
• Participant research team meetings regularly.

2. Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Learning Skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Communication with faculty and staff within and outside the Department.
• Ability to work with others in a highly collaborative manner.
• Good problem-solving abilities.

3. Other
• Strong interest in learning other clinical research procedures, communicating IRB issues.
• If needed to back up field staff, able to perform ePRO data collection in patients under oncology care for symptom assessment.

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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