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#99906 Clinical Trials Research Assistant

Filing Deadline: Tue 6/25/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/13/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/25/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical Trials Research Assistant will serve as an assistant to the clinical trials research coordinators and program manager. The incumbent will perform standard repetitive field procedures that require technical, scientific knowledge and skills. Major responsibilities include assisting the research team with communication between pharmaceutical company sponsors, conducting phone screenings of patients, assisting with patient interviews and data collection, completing case report forms, and scheduling patient visits. Research duties include maintaining the inventory of rating scales and screening instruments. Laboratory duties include assisting with the inventory of lab kits, supplies, and the processing and shipping of specimens. Other duties will be assigned as needed.


  • Graduation from high school OR a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one (1) year of laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. College level coursework completed in physiology, biology, biochemistry, microbiology preferred.

  • Possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Demonstrated experience handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).

  • Demonstrated experience executing protocol-required tasks.

  • Proven knowledge of cardiology patient populations and ability to perform telephone screenings.

  • Demonstrated ability to elicit clinically significant information from patients/subjects.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform lab duties safely and ship laboratory specimens on time.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and Excel and data entry experience.

  • Must be able to work well with colleagues on a team while making an independent contribution to the research endeavors.

  • Effective ability to communicate effectively with research subjects, study sponsors, and all research and clinical staff.

  • Ability to prepare IRB forms. Must be able to perform detailed work successfully.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and occasional weekends.
  • Must be willing to handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).
  • May involve limited out-of-town travel to attend clinical trial start-up meetings.
  • Must carry a pager.

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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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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