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#108380 Research Study Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Tue 6/22/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/18/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/29/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This is a part time 50% position. This position is eligible for full benefits. The selected candidate will work around 20 hours per week. In the future, this position may be increased to a 100% position, working 40 hours per week.


Established in 2011, the UC San Diego Centers for Integrative Health provides whole-person health care guided by the mind-body-spirit connection. Our Centers foster innovative research, education and clinical programs that have inspired an inside-out transformation of health care. The Centers for Integrative Health articulate with every department and division across UC San Diego, with a physical presence at more than a dozen locations across San Diego and an international reach.
The five Centers for Integrative Health include:

  • The Center for Integrative Medicine provides integrative physician consults, osteopathic manual medicine, acupuncture/Chinese medicine, massage, jin shin jyutsu, integrative nutrition, integrative shared medical visits, and mindful health coaching at more than 11,000 patient visits per year across 11 clinical locations.

  • The Krupp Center for Integrative Research is one of the most robust integrative health research programs in the U.S. thanks to a generous gift from Richard N. Krupp (1930-2015). It supports and administers various independent research projects as well as practice-based research in the areas of integrative nutrition, natural medicine, lifestyle medicine, and integrative public health.

  • The Center for Mindfulness was among the first university-based centers around the world devoted solely to the teaching and study of mindfulness. The Center has more than 20 instructors teaching courses to more than 500 participants per year. It has also participated in numerous research projects and publications.

  • The Center for Integrative Nutrition houses state-of-the-art professional training, clinical care, and rigorous research in integrative nutrition and natural medicine. Services include personal healing through the use of food-as-medicine, targeted natural therapeutics, and the creation and management of dietary interventions for many high-profile research projects.

  • The Center for Integrative Education oversees educational programs for medical students, residents and the community, continuing education for health professionals, and numerous outreach activities.

The position will primarily focus on the Krupp Center for Integrative Research and programmatic initiatives, and will:

Be responsible for coordinating all aspects of data collection for multiple studies in the areas of nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and public health. Responsibilities include various aspects of data collection and study coordination to ensure the overall continued success of research projects. The study coordinator is responsible for facilitating a positive participant study experience consistent with the study protocol; organizing schedules for participant virtual visits and in-person visits to study clinic; obtaining informed consent; completing interviewer-administered surveys; supervising the transport, storage, and distribution of study meals; overseeing data and biospecimen collection; and processing specimens per specifications for analysis and storage.

The coordinator also maintains participant files; creates participant reports and abnormal lab value notifications; track study participation; attend regular study meetings with study staff, clinician, and investigators; and create and present weekly reports of participants’ status, adherence to study meals, and any issues that may threaten study participation.


  • Theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of public health, nutrition, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with research and project coordination on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, and health equity.

  • Excellent written (using correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation), verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including co-workers, supervisor, investigators, collaborators, and study participants.

  • Computer skills, perform data entry, and use the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Access, PowerPoint), internet and data management software.

  • Demonstrated experience in research data collection and quality control.

  • Experience in public speaking, preparing and delivering presentations, planning and facilitating group events.

  • Demonstrated skill in problem-solving, critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

  • Experience conducting subject recruitment including obtaining informed consent, interviewing, and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Experience with specimen collection, laboratory procedures and values, and experience interpreting them to determine patient eligibility.

  • Strong experience with data entry. Proficient knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as REDCap, MS Word, Excel, and Access. Experience and ability in working with database in a setting in which multiple users are accessing the database.

  • Proven planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting. Experience and ability to prioritize a large volume of work and meeting deadlines efficiently and accurately.


  • Certification in phlebotomy. Demonstrated ability to perform phlebotomy.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work various hours and location based on business needs.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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