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#96942 Clinical Research Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/18/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/6/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/18/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health within the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego aims to eliminate the burdens of infectious diseases and health disparities by delivering outstanding patient care, conducting world-class multidisciplinary health research, directing the institutional response to antimicrobial resistance, preventable healthcare associated infections, and emerging pathogens, and offering leadership, consultation and training on global public health, gender equity, microbiology, and infectious diseases topics.

Under supervision, the Clinical Research Coordinator will be assigned to coordinate multiple federally 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, HBV and HCV trials. This position will perform HIV counseling and testing; STI testing; communicable disease notification; and partner notification on group of high risk research subjects. 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, and blood draws; obtaining oral and rectal swabs for STI's; 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; notifying sexual partners of the possibility of STI's, risk for HIV transmission, etc. Act as liaison between Principal Investigators, the HRPP and study sponsors.


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

  • Must possess a Limited Phlebotomy Certification or higher (i.e. Phlebotomy or Venipuncture Certification).

  • 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 TB.

  • Ability and willingness to maintain subjects’ absolute confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of signs, symptoms, pathology of HIV infection, Hepatitis B & C infection and STI's.

  • Demonstrated experience performing HIV testing and counseling.

  • Willingness to perform STI testing including swabbing oral and rectal areas for testing.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and support research subjects' sexual contacts so that they understand they should be checked for STI's.

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

  • Knowledge of Human Subjects Protection requirements.

  • 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 Spanish speaker.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Acute and Early HIV infection including signs and symptoms involved.

  • Ability to read and write Spanish.


  • 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 is potentially infectious.

  • Must be willing to work with patients with HIV, HBV/HCV, and STI's.

  • Must be willing to become certified CA phlebotomist within 6 mo. of hire.

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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