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#102646 Clinical Research Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Fri 11/15/2019

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/12/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/15/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision, the Clinical Research Coordinator will be assigned to independently coordinate multiple state and federally funded and industry sponsored research studies involving human subjects that are being conducted at the AntiViral Research Center (AVRC). Assist with initiation, implementation and management of clinical trials, with an emphasis on HIV, in particular working with Transgender populations regarding "PrEP" (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Ensure compliance with goals and objectives of research protocols and with state and federal regulatory guidelines. Duties include but not limited to: interpreting research protocols; recruiting transgender subjects; screening for eligibility including obtaining vital signs, ECGs, height and weight, etc.; monitoring and timely reporting of adverse events; toxicities and protocol deviations; scheduling subjects’ visits; coordinating clinical, laboratory and data activities; processing and submitting laboratory specimens; collecting and entering research data; maintaining accurate and complete clinical research files and patient medical charts. Act as liaison between Principal Investigators (PI), the Transgender community, the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) and study sponsors.


  • Theoretical knowledge or Bachelor's degree in a biological life science or related discipline or equivalent education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in the clinical research setting, including protocols, principles, and standards. Demonstrated experience planning and performing clinical research studies, particularly trials involving patients with HIV, HCV or tuberculosis (TB).

  • Proven ability and willingness to maintain subjects’ absolute confidentiality.

  • Must have cultural knowledge of the San Diego Transgender community.

  • Knowledge and experience developing and implementing an outreach plan for the San Diego Transgender community that is high risk for HIV and HCV infection.

  • Knowledge of signs, symptoms, pathology of HIV infection, Hepatitis C infection and/or Tuberculosis.

  • Knowledge and ability to work with patients at high risk for HIV and HCV infection.

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision but insight to know when a clinical nurse or MD is required to discuss a patient's symptoms or concerns.

  • Demonstrated experience administering study related questionnaires and assessments.

  • Ability to communicate to supervisor, PI and research team study progress and accept constructive advice and suggestions.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, record, transcribe and synthesize clinical data while paying conscientious attention to details. Experience completing clinical trial forms via hard copy and/or online.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of professionals, including physicians, nurses other health care professionals and research subjects

  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to understand and learn study procedures from protocols.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret complex research protocols in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate study plan, collect data, evaluated for adverse events and protocol deviations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with different clinical protocols concurrently.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting laboratory values to determine subject’s eligibility and potential toxicities and insight to know when abnormalities should be reported to a clinical nurse or Physician.

  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting medical charts and extracting accurate data from medical records

  • Knowledge of Human Subjects Protection requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience handling laboratory samples and knowledge of shipping procedures for dangerous goods. Must obtain IATA certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Computer experience including Microsoft Office, database management and email skills.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations of people who may be demanding, difficult and uncooperative at times.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities.


  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) with ability to fluently speak, read, and write in both languages.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be willing to work with human biological samples including blood, urine, saliva, semen, sputum that may be potentially infectious.

  • Must be willing to work with Transgender patient populations.

  • Must have cultural knowledge and experience with the Transgender community in San Diego.

  • Must be willing to work with patients at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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 School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Infectious Disease
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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