Clinical Research Coordinator

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay (SF), Oakland, CA, Parnassus Heights (SF), Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

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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 work with faculty, fellows and residents to organize and participate in all operational aspects of ongoing clinical and health services research in Emergency Medicine. Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigators, the position’s duties include enrolling patients in clinical studies, data entry and management, bio-specimen collection and processing, attending and documenting the proceedings at relevant meetings, and preparing grant proposals and reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and abstracts. Additional duties will include completion of regulatory documents, Institutional Review Board applications, revisions and reports, and other duties as assigned.  

Incumbent’s duties may include, but will not be limited to supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of single or multiple clinical and health services research studies; acting as the intermediary between services and departments while overseeing data and specimen management; managing and reporting on study results; creating, cleaning, updating, and managing databases and comprehensive datasets and reports; managing Investigator’s protocols in the Committee on Human Research online system, and completing renewals and modifications of protocol applications and the implementation of new studies with PI oversight. In addition, the Coordinator will 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; interface with departments to obtain UCSF approval prior to study initiation; complete and maintain all regulatory documents; report study progress to investigators; participate in manuscript, grant, and abstract preparation and submission; and participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols. 
Req Number
Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
M-F: 8:00 am-4:30 pm, May include other variable hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Bargaining Unit
University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)
Job Category
Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
  • 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.
  • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Fluency in the usage of Committee of Human Research (CHR) online iMEDris system for submission, renewal, and modification of protocols through this system.
  • Familiarity with data management/analysis programs, including some of the following:  Microsoft Excel, Access, Stata, SASS/ SPSS, REDCap and Teleform programming platforms.
  • Fluency in the usage of Microsoft word
  • Familiarity with grant preparation, protection of human subjects, creating tables and figures for publication, manuscript preparation and submission
  • Obtaining research publications from library/online sources for literature searches
  • 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 UCSF and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, 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, guidelines for packing/shipping infectious substances
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
  • Effective Cash Handling Procedures
  • Environmental Health and Safety Training
  • Fire Safety Training

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
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 Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) provides emergency medical care to over 150,000 patients annually at the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals at Mission Bay and Oakland and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. DEM administrative and research staff support the work of 77 full-time and 56 part-time faculty members, a residency program, fellowship programs and over 300 housestaff and students each year. Our vision is to be the leader in compassionate, innovative and equitable emergency care for all people at all times.
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), Oakland, CA, Parnassus Heights (SF), Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

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