#100040 Clinical Research Coordinator

La Jolla, CA
Jun 19, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/20/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/02/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision, the Clinical Research Coordinator will be assigned to independently coordinate multiple state and federally funded and industry 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, in particular working with substance abuse risk factors. 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, etc.; 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. Act as liaison between Principal Investigators (PI), study participants, and study sponsors.

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

  • Experience in the clinical research setting, including protocols, principles, and standards. Experience planning and performing clinical research studies, particularly trials involving patients with HIV, HCV or tuberculosis (TB).

  • Knowledge and ability to work with patients at high risk for HIV and HCV infection. Knowledge of signs, symptoms, pathology of HIV infection, Hepatitis C infection and/or Tuberculosis.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Subjects Protection requirements.

  • Strong experience administering study related questionnaires and assessments. Ability to work with different clinical protocols concurrently.

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

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

  • Proven 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.

  • Strong 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.

  • Proven 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.

  • Experience handling laboratory samples and knowledge of shipping procedures for dangerous goods. Must obtain IATA certification within six (6) months of hire.

  • Strong 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. Ability to maintain subjects’ absolute confidentiality.

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) with ability to fluently speak, read, and write in both languages.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be willing to work with patients at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
  • Must be willing to work with human biological samples including blood, urine, saliva, semen, sputum that may be potentially infectious.

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