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Legal Officer, Data Governance

Legal Officer, Data Governance

Legal Officer, Data Governance

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

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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 Legal Officer, Data Governance Compliance, will provide counsel, assistance, analysis and guidance in support of the strategic vision for Data Governance at MD Anderson, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that MD Anderson is complying with all applicable laws as it relates to the use and/or commercialization of data through data analytics and visualization platforms. This positions involves providing legal and regulatory support in the following domains:

  • Cybersecurity: the technical, administrative, and physical controls frameworks deployed to protect data and foster trust between and among collaborators on data, including patients;
• Privacy Compliance: advising on the acceptable uses and disclosures of patient and research subject data, as well as other sensitive or proprietary data. • Encumbrance risk: accounting for and mitigating against contractual, study-level, and data-specific encumbrances that may hinder Team Data Science and generation of new insights.
  • Intellectual Property: advising on legal issues that may involve patents, copyrights and/or trade secrets.
  • Laws and regulations on applications and platforms: including Good Machine Learning Practices (GMLP) and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).


Legal and Compliance Representative
Serving as compliance representative on Institutional and University of Texas System Committees concerning data governance as requested.

Serving as Legal and Regulatory Counsel Providing legal research, analyses, and guidance on the following legal and regulatory areas:

HIPAA Privacy Rule (45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and E of Part 164), the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act, Tex. Health & Safety Code sec. 181.001 et seq., Privacy Act of 1974 ( 5 U.S.C. sec. 552a et seq.), EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); other federal, state, international data use laws.

Information Security
HIPAA Security Rule (45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and C of Part 164); National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) guidance on administrative, technical, and physical controls, Texas Administrative Code sec. 202 et seq.

Human Subjects Protection
The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Research (The Common Rule) (45 CFR Part 46), HHS ONC and SACHRP guidance

FDA Guidance
On human subjects research protection, research data integrity (i.e., 21 CFR Part 11), informed consent, Machine Learning Management (MLM) and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD); IMDRF guidance. Intellectual Property U.S. Patent Act (35 U.S.C. sec. 101 et seq.); U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC sec. 101 et seq.); Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

General Program Assistance
Providing legal and regulatory advice in the critical domains of cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management, Open Science (i.e., collaborative sharing paradigms), grant funding, clinical trials, recruitment, reporting, encumbrance risk, and operational efficiency.

Other Duties as Assigned Performing special projects and/or other duties as assigned or as requested by the Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, including, without limitation, assisting other parts of MD Anderson Data Governance Program on legal and regulatory matters, and assisting with investigations or reviews.

Education: Juris Doctorate

Certification: Must be currently licensed by the State Bar of Texas or another state with acquisition of Texas license within one year of date of employment.

Experience: Four to eight years of legal experience in a health care-related environment either at M. D. Anderson or another large academic research institution or at a firm servicing academic medical centers on data governance issues.

Legal Officer 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.

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  • Requisition ID: 144996
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 0
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 0
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 0

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