Clinical Research Coordinator

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
The Clinical Research Coordinator will perform tasks with general direction in order to coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Principal Investigator (PI). The CRC will schedule research participants, coordinate the data collection and operations of several concurrent clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols, UCSF and regulating agency policies.

The individual’s duties may include, but will not be limited to supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of multiple clinical research studies; act as intermediary between services and departments while overseeing data and specimen management; manage and report on study results; create, clean, update, and manage databases and comprehensive datasets and reports; coordinate staff work schedules; manage Investigator’s protocols in the Committee on Human Research online system, as well as renewals and modifications of protocol applications and the implementation of new studies; participate in the review and writing of protocols to ensure institutional review board approval within University compliance; help assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies; oversee study data integrity; implement and maintain periodic quality control procedures; interface with departments to obtain UCSF approval prior to study initiation; maintain all regulatory documents; report study progress to investigators; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols; assist other collaborating studies with translation services (from English into Spanish) when necessary and possible; and perform other administrative duties as assigned.
Req Number
Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM
Bargaining Unit
University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)
Job Category
Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
•    HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities; and/or equivalent experience/training
•    Proficiency in Spanish and English (bilingual English/Spanish).
•    Ability to translate written and spoken English to Spanish.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills; effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments and outside institutions; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population.
•    Excellent time management and organizational skills. Ability to work well independently with guidance, complete projects in a timely and efficient manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines.
•    Competence in database utilization and learning new systems (Excel, Access, REDCap, and/or others)
Preferred Qualifications
•    Bachelor's Degree in psychology, biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or other related fields, and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by this position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Bilingual in English and Spanisho    This position will specifically work with research participants and community members who are often monolingual Spanish-speakers; therefore, a bilingual (Spanish-English) and bicultural candidate is strongly preferred.  (See above.  Spanish-English is required)•    Fluency in the usage of Committee of Human Research (CHR), renewal, and modification of protocols through this system.
•    Knowledge or experience with basic clinical research techniques and methods, such as subject screening, consenting, and privacy practices (including CITI or similar certification)
•    Minimum 1 year of experience administering cognitive/neuropsychological tests
•    Minimum 1 year of experience in geriatrics
•    Minimum 1 year of experience in data management and data entry
•    Preparation of datasets and compilation of data for presentation at meetings
•    Knowledge of IRB procedures including study applications, renewals, and modifications
•    Experience with electronic medical records
•    Knowledge of UCSF, CHR, confidentiality and HIPPA regulations, following the UCSF mission statement and purpose for research, and a clear understanding of policies and procedures on patient safety and confidentiality (electronic and hard copy medical records, patient charts, communication, etc.);
•    Knowledge of medical terminology, research policies and guidelines, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following:  Excel, R, Stata, SASS/ SPSS
•    Bilingual (Spanish-English) Medical Interpreter Certification.
•    Experience applying the following regulations and guidelines: Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
Health Information and Accountability Act (HIPAA), The Protection of Human Research Subjects,                     
CHR regulations for recruitment and consent of research subjects
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Neurology – MAC
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is a clinical research unit within the UCSF Department of Neurology that investigates the clinical (neurological, cognitive, behavioral, neuroanatomic) characteristics of various neurodegenerative diseases. The Primary Investigator’s (PI) research within the MAC focuses on the decision-making processes in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Alzheimer's Disease (AD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and other neurodegenerative disorders.
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Mission Bay (SF)

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