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#96603 Research Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Wed 12/26/2018

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/08/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/13/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.

Under supervision, the Research Coordinator will coordinate research efforts focused on fertility issues in cancer survivors. Under supervision, coordinate administration of study protocols, such as implementing recruitment strategies, maintaining research data, gathering participant data, and recording data in approved format for study purposes (e.g. case report forms, data summaries). Compiles, cleans, and creates datasets for analyzing statistical data and provide reports as requested by Principal Investigators. Prepares application and consents documents for submission to the Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), UCSD Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).


  • Theoretical knowledge of public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences, and/or related field as typically attained by a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong ability and knowledge of using computer software applications including word processing and database applications and email.

  • Proven knowledge of biostatistics and data analysis skills, including experience in SAS or other statistical software package. Knowledge of research coordination, data collection and data management.

  • Experience following research protocol, in order to follow protocols to screen patient participants for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.

  • Knowledge to comply with the State of California laboratory guidelines/requirements regarding biosafety/universal precautions.

  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology. Skill at interpreting medical charts and experience in abstracting data from medical records.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to handle blood for processing and shipping.

  • Ability to differentiate various cancers by stage, histology, and site to determine patient eligibility for protocols and assure accurate randomization.


  • Knowledge in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Experience in cancer survivorship.


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

  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings when necessary.

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
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