Clinical Research Coordinator - 113561

Employer
University of California - San Diego
Location
La Jolla, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This posting has been changed from Internal to External, all applicants are welcome to apply!

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/20/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/27/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

DESCRIPTION

The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine conducts research studies which study Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in adult patients. The Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASHCRN) is a multi-center study funded by NIH and is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to focus on the etiology, contributing factors, natural history, complications, and therapy of NASH and NAFLD. UCSD is one of eight sites nationwide associated with this study.

In addition, the NAFLD Research Center participates in pharmaceutical clinical trials and PI initiated studies that focus on the discovery and validation of innovative biomarkers for NAFLD, with a special focus on identifying those patients at greatest risk for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), advanced liver fibrosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

In conjunction with, and at the direction of, the Clinical Research Supervisor, Clinical Research Coordinator will assist in coordinating and overseeing start-up procedures, implementation, recruitment, screening, enrollment, and maintenance of subjects. May create informational and recruitment materials and act as a liaison with other UCSD departments and agencies for the purpose of implementation of studies. The Clinical Research Coordinator may plan, develop and implement start-up procedures for multiple phase I-III research studies in assigned disease team as well as lead, direct, and help to coordinate operational efforts, assure compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines, oversee the quality of the medical and clinical research data, provide direction and guidance to investigators, provide education and information to the general public concerning the ongoing clinical trials, assist PIs with proposals, progress reports and manuscripts, independently create original documents and policies for assigned disease teams, work closely with federal and state regulatory officials when/if indicated. The CRC will serve as a lead coordinator for team members, providing training at the direction of the Clinical Research Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong theoretical knowledge and/or Bachelor's Degree in a social science or basic science such as Biology, Microbiology or a related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Proven experience in clinical trials research. Strong knowledge of experimental protocols, data gathering, protocol design and evaluation.

  • Experience in research protocol start-up procedures, including: study feasibility, study activation and IRB processes, and qualification procedures. Experience in clinical trials research including budget negotiations and invoicing per clinical trial agreement.

  • Strong knowledge of investigational protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design and protocol implementation).

  • Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment such as CRO, academic research institution, and/or a research hospital.

  • Strong knowledge of investigational protocols especially with NAFLD, NASH, and/or Cirrhosis protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design, protocol writing and protocol implementation).

  • Demonstrated experience with research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.

  • Working knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.

  • Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.

  • Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office) and internet browser applications. Experience in conducting searches on the internet.

  • Effective interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization, exercising tact, mature judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness. Excellent phone etiquette skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possess a Clinical Research Coordinator Certificate, or Masters Degree.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting as applied to both University and Medical Center functions.
  • Knowledge of medical billing and collections guidelines and procedures.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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