#102105 Clinical Trials Research Assistant

La Jolla, CA
Oct 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/09/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/14/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The incumbent will serve as an assistant to the clinical trials research coordinators and program manager. Performs 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.

  • Must 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.

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

  • Ability to elicit clinically significant information from patients/subjects.

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

  • 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

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

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be willing to handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and occasional weekends.
  • Must carry a pager.
  • Must have a valid CA driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

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