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#92580 Clinical Trials Research Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Tue 3/27/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/15/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the PI and the Clinic Manager, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with coordination of multiple study protocols for a clinical research lab within the Department of Medicine. Responsibilities will include assisting with coordination and oversight of outpatient study subjects with veteran related health conditions or subjects with drug adverse effects. These responsibilities include: start up procedures, study implementation, recruitment, subject screening, enrollment, and maintenance of subjects throughout multiple studies within the lab.

Responsible for assisting with data collection, ensuring protocol compliance, reporting of adverse drug reactions and follow-up of those events with the Principal Investigator, laboratory and specimen handling (blood & urine), and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Communicate effectively with the study participants, faculty collaborators, UCSD Human Research Protections Program Office, and the UCSD Clinical Translational Research Institute. Must have the ability to handle several projects at once, pay close attention to detail, communicate priorities, and track daily/weekly progress.


  • Theoretical knowledge of a biological science such as Biology, Microbiology or a related field.

  • Knowledge of the basic science of Gulf War Illness, including familiarity with general medical problems and terminology.

  • Experience planning, organizing, and managing the scheduling of study visits, sponsor visits or teleconferences, and meetings with key personnel, all in the midst of handling multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to quickly comprehend written and oral instructions. Ability to write legibly to complete data collection forms. Ability to work effectively as a team member.

  • Strong skill in using Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as research databases, electronic case report forms, and other computer based programs.

  • Proven experience developing complex surveys that require skip and other forms of logic while utilizing survey-based software.

  • Ability to organize and concurrently manage information in several formats: paper, electronic, and oral.


  • Demonstrated experience utilizing survey-based software Qualtrics.

  • Experience coordinating clinical trials in a diseased population with multiple health problems. Ability to read scientific text for general understanding of basic concepts.

  • Ability to summarize and convey technical and medical information to lay individuals at a level appropriate for their understanding.

  • Knowledge of common laboratory tests performed and associated normal results.

  • Familiarity with regulatory documents needed for the conduct of clinical trials. Experience in submitting applications, consents and correspondence to the IRB and/or UCSD Human Research Protections Program for review and approval.

  • Knowledge in the processing and shipping of blood and urine laboratory specimens, both ambient and frozen. Familiarity with guidelines of biohazardous handling. Knowledge and strict utilization of universal precautions when handling laboratory specimens.

  • Familiarity with electronic medical records (Epic preferred) for reviewing hospitalizations, laboratory results, and other clinical data.

  • Familiarity and comfort in communicating with patients with acute and chronic health problems. Ability to advocate for subjects if their understanding of the nature of their study participation is in question.


Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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/General Internal Medicine
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day


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