Research Data Coordinator (Cancer Center)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Cancer Center Division

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The Operations Office is a functional component of the UACC centralized clinical trials unit that is organized to provide clinical research staff support for interventional oncology protocols. The Operations Office is seeking a Research Data Coordinator (RDC). The RDC will provide dedicated coordinator support for clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. This position will work closely with clinical faculty and their disease team, have regular contact with investigators, regulatory staff, clinical trials sponsors (e.g. private industry and national cooperative groups), and administrative staff.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The RDC is responsible for coordinating the data management component of research protocols. They adhere to the specific timelines for data collection and submission while adhering to good clinical practice and the code of federal regulations. The RDC will assist in consenting, screening, and coordinating patient care while on study and in follow up without being physically present in the clinic. The RDC serves as the liaison between with the regulatory staff, research RNs, clinic staff, physicians and Clinical Research Coordinators to confirm that all data is collected and entered in accordance to the clinical trial requirements. Each RDC works with an average of 15-30 active patients on 8-15 active studies and 10-150 follow-up patients depending on the complexity and phase of the clinical trial. The RDC is involved from the time of the site evaluation visit, site initiation visit, and start up through study closure.

  • Confirm data requirements for all assigned IRB approved clinical trials protocols is met. This includes confirming patients are appropriately consented, re-consented, screened, registered and all procedures are performed according to the study protocol calendars. Patient care visits can occur once every 6 months or up to 3 times a week depending on the needs of the study.
  • Participate in trainings and staff meetings. This includes training from the Clinical Trials Office, University of Arizona, Banner and Sponsors to stay informed of processes and procedures. Additionally, Site Initiation Visits could last 1-3 hours and are required to work on any study.
  • Complete data management submissions. Following ALCOA guidelines, all data collected must be attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original and accurate and entered into appropriate electronic data capture systems. RDCs will confirm all appropriate data has been collected and submit what is required per protocol. Every study could have 1-3 different systems for data capture. Coordinators also participate coordinate and participate in any potential audits.
  • Direct, monitor, and participate in research activities including, but not limited to, pre-screening, consenting, collecting subject data, and evaluating and analyzing research projects according to Good Clinical Practice guidelines. RDCs are also primarily in charge of scheduling and conducting monitoring visits and audits.
  • Constant communication is required between clinic staff, research RNs, studymonitors, physicians and patients. Patients must be regularly informed of their appointments and researchspecific requirements (example: additional visits for blood draws and otherbiological specimen submissions). Coordinators must keep their physicians, Research RNs and clinic staffaware of data management requirements. Coordinators also must also stay in communication with the studymonitors to schedule regular monitoring visits and to receive updates on thestatus of current studies (example: accrual goals that may be almost met, studyamendments or safety reports).

Knowledge, Skills& Abilities:

  • Completeknowledge of all job functions and the broad industry best practices,techniques and standards.
  • Exhibits ability to transfer knowledge andapplication of complex principles, theories and concepts to peers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Previous work in clinical research working directly with patients. *Bilingual in Spanish.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$33,487 - $46,510

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Clinical Research

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Niyuri Fleming | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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