Clinical Research Scientist - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

At Investigational Cancer Therapeutics (ICT) we develop clinical trials in with the most innovative anticancer agents. We conduct phase I trials (first-in-human, Phase Ib) and biomarker-driven trials with Pharma, NCI-The Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), and Investigator-initiated trials. The department also has a preclinical lab focused in producing relevant preclinical data to support clinical trials, as well as a large network of investigators and translational laboratories, both intra and extramural.

In this context, many opportunities for developing investigator-initiated projects, including clinical trials, translational research and preclinical experiments arise within the department.

The primary purpose of the Clinical Research Scientist is to leverage these opportunities and develop with our faculty proposals and move them from concept to implementation. He/she encompasses activities related with project development, project management and scientific writing, by planning, organizing, coordinating with labs, and implementing clinical, preclinical and translational research projects. The Clinical Research Scientist supervises the design, development of proposals (Letter of intent, protocols, correlatives and budget) and experiments that may support those proposals. A high percentage of the scope of this position will be in a business support environment with limited or no bench work functions. This position requires writing and editing experience in a scientific arena.


1. - Supervises the design, development and planning of clinical/ preclinical/ translational proposals (pre-award activities). Function in an independent manner to develop scientific content for new or repositioned proposals to support new/additional submissions, tracking and managing the life cycle of a proposal (from idea to implementation).

2. - For preclinical and translational projects only, manages the projects in coordination with research labs, monitoring the progress of research projects and providing administrative support for their activities as well as reviewing, and evaluating research data (post-award activities related with project management).. Gathers information from the experiments to assist in writing manuscripts, grant applications, new proposals and other documents.

3.- Assist investigators with preparation of grants and proposals and papers including drafting documents, proposals, protocols, manuscripts for journal, internal documents, presentations and other scientific documents, and coordinates submission according to guidelines established by the organizations accepting the submission. Writes and prepares publications and reviews analyses and interpretations of data.


Required: PhD or Medical degree.


Required: None.

Preferred: Extensive grant experience. Strong interest in scientific and grant management and writing. Basic science lab experience in molecular oncology.

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: 131171
  • 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) 53,200
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,800
  • Science Jobs: Yes