Clinical Research Coordinator - GI Program

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 (CRC) - GI Program will perform independently or with general direction at the fully operational journey level of the series to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Clinical Research Manager (CRM), Principal Investigator (PI), and/or the Associate Director for the Investigational Trials Unit, Gastrointestinal Oncology program: may coordinate the data collection and operations of several concurrent clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols, UCSF and regulating agency policies. 

The CRC’s duties may include, but will not be limited to supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of single or multiple clinical research studies, depending on their size and complexity; 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, assist with training of Assistant CRCs and other CRC team members, and assist Associate Director and/or PI with oversight of other research staff; 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 relevant regulatory documents in partnership with the Regulatory department; report study progress to investigators; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols.

The job will involve the ability to sit and work at a computer for several hours per day; to stand for several hours of the day.
Req Number
Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator - GI Program
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Mon-Fri; 8 hours/day
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
•    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research, especially in the areas of biological sciences.
•    Experience in clinical research or demonstrated research or training experience that translates into a clinical research setting
•    Familiarity with specimen processing
•    Prior experience with various computer programs (Microsoft Office; internet-based databases) and using specialized software such as OnCore.
•    Working knowledge of federal, state, and local research regulations and guidelines, and research practice methods in a laboratory or clinical setting
•    Ability to independently interpret and apply policies, respond to requests, resolve issues, and provide assistance to faculty and staff at all levels in a team-oriented environment
•    Ability to work with a sensitive population of patients (oncology patients)
•    Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, 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.
•    Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines
•    May need to travel between one or more campuses via UCSF shuttle. 

Note: Physical/health screening required.
Preferred Qualifications
•    Bachelor's degree with a major in science or related
•    Membership in a clinical research professional society.
•    Fluency in the usage of Committee of Human Research (CHR) online iMedRIS system for submission, renewal, and modification of protocols through this system.
•    Understanding of patient population to create rapport and a relationship, while also giving insight to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation.
•    Experience with electronic medical records.
•    Knowledge of location specific and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality and Health Information and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, following the location's 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, guidelines for packing/shipping infectious substances, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following: Access, Stata, SASS/ SPSS, and Teleform programming platforms.
•    Experience applying the following regulations and guidelines: Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, HIPAA, The Protection of Human Research Subjects, CHR regulations for recruitment and consent of research subjects, Effective Cash Handling Procedures, Environmental Health and Safety Training, Fire Safety Training
•    Ability to apply medical terminology to the assessment, interpretation, and processing of medical data
•    Prior analytical and writing skills in a science/research environment
•    Knowledge and experience in managing oncology clinical trials.
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
HDF Comprehensive Cancer Ctr
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 UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) is the only cancer center in the Bay Area to receive the prestigious designation of “comprehensive” from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We combine basic science, clinical research, epidemiology, cancer control and patient care throughout the University of California, San Francisco. Currently, the HDFCCC conducts over 700 clinical trials across various departments. 
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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