Clinical Research Specialist - Junior or Assistant Level

Irvine, CA
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Medicine - Dermatology


    Open April 6th, 2017 through June 30th, 2017


    The UC Irvine Department of Dermatology is currently seeking applicants for a clinical research specialist at the Junior or Assistant level to begin July 2017. This opportunity is a one-year position under the direction of Natasha Mesinkovska, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Dermatology Clinical Research Center. Dr. Mesinkovska is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. The clinical research specialist will gain experience in the operation of industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trial protocols (IRB submission, patient recruitment, enrolling research subjects, preparing for study patient visits, collecting laboratory samples, maintenance of regulatory and IRB records, data management and maintenance of registry databases) and will have opportunities to pursue scholarly activities such as publishing case reports, review articles and research findings when appropriate. The clinical research specialist will also have the opportunity to participate in departmental grand rounds and conferences.

    The clinical research specialist will have the opportunity to shadow physicians in the dermatology clinics to gain exposure to dermatologic conditions and treatments, provided that requirements for observership are submitted and clearance has been obtained. This position is intended to provide a foundation for the individuals to advance their academic careers in the field of dermatology. However, this will not guarantee an acceptance to a dermatology residency program.

    Applicant must have an M.D. or completed medical school (MSIII or greater). The position is for a 1-year commitment and we are seeking highly motivated individuals with strong organizational, writing, and clinical skills and with a genuine interest in pursuing clinical research in dermatology. Proficiency in English is required.

    TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine's recruitment site located at You may email Dr. Jerry McCullough ( for further information.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA

    More information about this recruitment:


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter (Letter of Intent)
    • USMLE Scores (if applicable)
    • Medical School Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
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