In the Head and Neck Surgery department, our mission is to deliver the highest possible clinical care for patients with cancer of the head and neck. Using an interdisciplinary approach, experts from across disciplines come together in the Head and Neck Center to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with all types and stages of head and neck cancer.
Our team of specialists treats patients with tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, salivary glands, oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, paranasal sinus, and skull base; melanomas; nonmelanoma skin cancers; sarcomas of the soft tissue and bone; and ocular, orbital, and ocular adnexal malignancies. In the department, a highly qualified staff with special expertise in head and neck surgery, endocrine surgery, otology, oral oncology, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, speech pathology and audiology offers patients with these tumors the latest and most effective treatment options.
Research Program Oversight – Head and neck cancer Research Program
- Work with department and designated faculty outside the Department to develop integrated research grant documents for single and multi-investigator grant applications.
- Facilitate in preparation of research, administrative and regulatory documents required for grant submission.
- Assist in developing and editing clinical protocols and research grants.
- Liaise with the Administrative Director of Clinical Protocols for the submission clinical protocols
- Writes and prepares publications and reviews analyses and interpretation of data
- Assist in the strategic planning for the development of clinical protocols and correlative studies
- Monitor all aspects of clinical and correlative studies, within and between departments.
- With clinical faculty, assess feasibility of clinical research and correlative protocols and prioritizes protocols for patient accrual.
Scientific Oversight – Head and neck cancer Research Program
o Pre-Award activities:
- Provide administrative management and assistance in the development and evaluation of research grants throughout their life cycle.
- Contribute to pre-/post-award preparation of assigned grant(s), contract(s), and/or clinical research activities
- Work with the grants management team and clinical management team with regard to the following:
initial planning; budget preparation and review; proposal and clinical protocol writing, development and submission.
o Post-Award activities:
overall grant budget (including salary and personnel effort), compliance monitoring; progress reporting; no cost extensions; grant closeout.
- Work in conjunction with other departmental personnel, including the Department Administrator, Financial Team, Associate Director or Research Planning & Development, Program manager, Laboratory Manager, Research Nurse Supervisor, Clinical Protocol Administration, Director of Clinical Research, and as specified, in performing requested administration duties related to sponsored agreements.
- Present and/or assist in the preparation of presentations related to designated grants or related topics, including assistance with annual progress reports and competing renewals.
- Serve as liaison between investigators, institutional officials, and granting agency officials.
- Facilitates interactions with Principal Investigators, faculty, staff, and study sponsors across departments, divisions, and institutional boundaries.
- Provide scientific and administrative oversight in the ongoing and future development/evaluation of large, industry initiatives, including potential multiple Strategic Alliances
Budgetary/Financial – Head and Neck Research Program
- Work with the financial team to develop and monitor the research budget and justification of expenditures in conjunction with the designated Principal Investigator(s).
a. Carries out additional laboratory chores and duties as needed (e.g., fills and maintains liquid in the liquid nitrogen tank, maintains the water levels and cleans the tissue culture incubators and water baths and hoods, etc)
b. Assists in preparation of reports and experimental synopses
c. Assists in defrosting and organizing all freezers.
d. Organizes and Maintains Sufficient Quantities of Tissue Culture Supplies
e. Discusses the methodology of each research project with senior lab members
f. Accurately documents all data in personal lab notebook.
g. Accurately enters, analyzes and stores all data in the computer.
h. Demonstrates a working knowledge of safety procedures
i. Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonnel skills.
j. Other duties as required.
Safety and Regulatory Compliance
a. Assists, and or writes and submits all hazardous and non-hazardous agents to the Institution Biosafety Committee (IBC) in addition to all animal protocols to the Animal Care Committee (IACUC) as requested by the Principal Investigator.
b. Assemble samples, reagents, dry or wet ice, data and packaging materials; draft a cover letter, accurately and legibly fill out shipping labels Keep accurate legible logs of outgoing and incoming packages. Ship all Hazardous and Infectious Materials in accordance with USA and Institutional policy.
c. Supervises the handling of radioisotopes, chemically hazardous materials, and biohazardous materials in procedures specified to meet MDACC safety guidelines.
d. Oversees maintenance of hazardous chemical inventory.
e. Manages lab MTA agreements for incoming, outgoing materials.
f. Ensures all personnel receive all institutionally mandated training and laboratory safety training.
g. Responsible for shipping of biohazard and infectious material per MDACC regulations.
h. Ensures that laboratory is prepared for isotope inspections and safety accreditation.
i. Supervises the overall appearance, maintenance and proper use of all laboratories and equipment.
j. Performs quarterly lab "self" inspections and oversees annual EH&S inspections.
Responsible for Oversight of Daily Animal Work
Responsible for oversight of daily animal work using mouse and egg tumor models including
a. Maintains mouse colony
b. Performs mouse tagging and genotyping
a. Injects tumor or normal cells into tongues, body flanks and tail veins.
b. Implants patient derived tumors (PDX) into the flank.
c. Administer agents via IP, oral gavage and tail vein to study tumor growth inhibition with and without agent treatment.
d. Performs immunohistochemistry on frozen and paraffin tissue sections.
e. In charge of login in-vivo data into frozen and paraffin tissue database.
c. Performs imaging and monitors all animals
d. Performs necropsy and collects tumors and tissues from mice.
e. Performs treatment and survival mice studies.
f. Enters complete mouse information and experimental conditions in database
g. Acts as the contact person between the lab and the Vet Department.
h. Trains and assists all personnel with mice experiments, policies and procedures.
i. Carries out duties required for maintenance and preparation of embryonated eggs, and implantation of tumors
j. Performs experiments on egg tumor models, including various treatments, imaging, and other real-time assays
k. Harvests and prepares specimens from egg tumors
i. Performs various downstream molecular and immunologic assays resulting from mouse and egg procedures, as needed.
Five years of related program management experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.
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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
US Dollar (USD) 69,600
US Dollar (USD) 87,000
Maximum Salary :
US Dollar (USD) 104,400