#101694 Clinical Research Coordinator/Grant Writer

La Jolla, CA
Sep 13, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/16/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/26/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Surgery is among the leading surgical centers in the country. In addition to offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, and cutting-edge research; resources within the department allow patients a unique opportunity for state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will serve as research project coordinator for domestic and international research studies, including basic science and translational research. Responsibilities include writing and managing IRBs; preparing progress reports for research studies; apportioning resources to achieve study goals; identifying and reviewing relevant scientific literature; grant writing; and preparing scientific manuscripts and presentations for scientific meetings.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will coordinate human subjects by creating informational and recruitment materials, preparing applications, informed consents and protocol documents for submission to the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB). Responsibilities include assisting PIs with tracking grant proposals to ensure compliance with UCSD, State, and Federal agency requirements, IRB regulations and human subjects requirements. The incumbent will also work with the PI and division administrator to support research meetings, including the Plastic Surgery Research Group.

Responsibilities include word processing of letters, memos, scientific manuscripts, published articles, research assistance, presentation slides, grant proposals and simultaneous maintenance of multiple, complex projects. Maintain PIs bibliographies and prepare research documents for academic review. Serve as a point contact for fellows, medical students, and observers interested and active in research projects. Assist with manuscript submission and maintaining published manuscript files.

  • Strong theoretical knowledge in plastic surgery or in a related field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.

  • Demonstrated experience in research protocol procedures, design, monitoring, Human Subject Rights, IRB, and informed consent procedures.

  • Proven experience reading, comprehending and discussing research materials. Ability to assist in the writing of papers for publication and research proposals.

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing grant proposals for domestic and international research.

  • Experience in coordination and allocation of resources and day-to-day planning for efficient operation of an enterprise devoted to research.

  • Proficiency using computer and software applications, MS Word, Endnote, PowerPoint and Excel. Ability to work with and learn new software for data analysis. Skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize and present data.

  • Strong database and statistical analysis skills needed to compile, analyze and synthesize data from a variety of sources. Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations, compile statistical information and design reports using appropriate software.

  • Proven experience in research protocol procedures, including: study feasibility, study activation and IRB processes, and qualification procedures. Effectively and accurately document research procedures.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment. Excellent verbal, written, and clinical skills to prepare and present information.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Effectively work with diverse personalities; affect and demeanor required for maintaining good working relationships with multiple investigators, research personnel, in-house staff, and representatives from outside organizations.

  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and determine the most appropriate course of action in problem resolution. Self-starting ability, resourcefulness, creativity as applied to the duties of the position.

  • Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential communications.

  • Knowledge of the principles of higher education and of an academic institution’s organization, structure, and function.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis software.
  • Knowledge and experience to apply budget and billing principles during review of research protocols.
  • Demonstrated experience with EPIC.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime and/or flexible schedule as necessary to meet deadlines.

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