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MD Anderson Cancer Center Program Director-DI Translational & Clinical Research in Houston, Texas


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 Program Director, Diagnostic Imaging position is to oversee the daily operations of DI Translational & Clinical Research Department to include IRB regulatory program, image de-identification program, and the Quantitative Imaging Analysis Core (QIAC).


Daily Operations of Clinical Research Programs (70%) :

  • Oversee the business and administrative (including financial) operations of the Translational & Clinical Research Department, including the Image De-identification and QIAC service programs and Human Subjects Research program.

  • Prepares service center utilization reports and other productivity reports related to Translational & Clinical Research Department.

  • Provides educational and administrative support for research programs, which affect institutional stakeholders.

  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of research-related reports.

  • Develop new research administration processes as needed to effectively link and leverage existing processes within units (departments, divisions, institutions) in order to reduce administrative barriers to cross-boundary collaborative initiatives. Enhance processes such that they become repeatable and scalable to support program growth.

  • Establish service center modeling tools to evaluate service mix, activity vs. capacity metrics, and fee structure. Monitor core resource user satisfaction, and operational and financial performance.

  • In conjunction with the leaders of DI Translational & Clinical, facilitate the ancillary review process.

Human Resources Management (20%)

  • In collaboration with the Director Division Research Development manages the recruitment, retention, and space for research activities in the department.

  • Assists in establishing performance and productivity standards for classified staff and completes performance evaluations.

  • Works closely with the Director, Division Research Development to consistently apply HR policies.

  • Supervise the department staff as assigned. Perform annual evaluations. Encourage cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork among staff to meet the operational needs of the Department.

Other research administration duties as assigned (10%)

Required Education : Bachelor's degree in science or related field.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree

Required Experience: Five years of research administrative experience.

Preferred Experience: Five or more years of research administrative experience in an academic or biotech setting including, experience with research protocols, grants, and contracts. Regulatory and successful grant and protocol 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 132329

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 64,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 80,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 96,000

  • Science Jobs: Yes