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#107199 Clinical Research Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Mon 6/21/2021

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/16/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/28/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) an organized research unit at UCSD, receives partial funding from the National Institutes of Health and is part of a new national research consortium, the Clinical and Translational Science Award recipients. The mission of the CTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients. The CTRI also serves as the coordinating center for multidisciplinary educational programs in translational research.

Under supervision, the Clinical Research Coordinator will be assigned to coordinate multiple federally funded and industry sponsored research studies involving human subjects that are being conducted in the CTRI and at other locations. Assist with initiation, implementation and management of clinical trials. 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 subjects; screening for eligibility including obtaining vital signs, ECGs, height and weight; 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.

Update study and patient records in the University approved Clinical Trial Management System (VELOS) on a consistent basis. Working directly with Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), submitting new protocol applications, amendments, safety reports and annual renewals, as needed. Act as liaison between Principle Investigators, the HRPP and study sponsors.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences and/or Bachelor's Degree; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have current CPR certificate or ability to attain within two (2) months of hire date.

  • Knowledge and experience of the clinical research setting, including protocols, principles, and standards. Demonstrated experience planning and performing clinical research studies.

  • Solid skills in administering study-related questionnaires and assessments.

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

  • Proven 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.

  • Demonstrated experience with interpreting laboratory values to determine subject’s eligibility and potential toxicities.

  • 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.

  • Thorough knowledge in interpreting medical charts and extracting accurate data from medical records.

  • Demonstrated experience with handling laboratory samples and knowledge of shipping procedures.

  • Thorough knowledge of Human Subjects Protection requirements.

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


  • Fluency in English and at least one other language. Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Certification as a clinical research associate or coordinator.
  • Experience performing venipuncture and California Venipuncture license. Acquired within six months of hire.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to travel to different locations and work at different clinical sites.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends if needed.
  • Must have negative TB test prior to hire date.
  • Must be willing to work with human samples, including blood, urine, tissue specimens, saliva, etc.

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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UC San Diego School of Medicine
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East Campus
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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