#101625 Research Coordinator

La Jolla, CA
Sep 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SRA 2 or SRA 3 level.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/11/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/23/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.

Under supervision from Principal Investigator and Sponsored Project Administrator in the Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division, the Research Coordinator supports the clinical research efforts for a variety of research projects and clinical trials focusing primarily on pulmonary hypertension and related conditions. Responsible for independently coordinating and managing research studies, to include protocol management, screening for patient eligibility, consenting subjects, data collection and entry, patient follow-up, query resolution, and database management. The Research Coordinator will assist in the conduct of Clinical Trials by ensuring protocol compliance, filing adverse drug reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Will independently process IRB submissions and amendments.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field.

  • Experience with interpretation and understanding of research protocols in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.

  • Two years of professional experience working in a clinical research setting with knowledge of protocols, principles and standards.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting medical charts, experience in abstracting data from medical records.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of IRB and Human Subjects Research requirements, to include the informed consent and Patient's Bill of Rights.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.

  • Good interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to with a diverse group of people to include physicians, patients and their families.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA policies regulating clinical trials.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a Pulmonary & Critical Care Office or clinical research environment including knowledge of pulmonary medical terminology.

  • Demonstrated experience using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Demonstrated experience working with patients with Pulmonary Hypertension or similar respiratory diseases either in a clinical or research setting. Knowledge of diagnostic studies used and medications used to treat pulmonary hypertension.

  • Certification as a clinical research associate or coordinator.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be willing to travel to occasional meetings and work weekends and evenings as needed.

  • Must be willing to work with human blood and biohazardous materials.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

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