Clinical Research Supervisor

University of California, San Francisco
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
This position of Advanced Lung Disease Clinical Research Supervisor is responsible for the overall operational management of the UCSF Advanced Lung Disease Program’s clinical research activities. Both of these programs are growing substantially and have significant management responsibilities. This position is critically important to the management of the increased clinical research activities.

This position of Advanced Lung Disease Clinical Research Supervisor involves direct responsibility for implementing a diverse portfolio of research activities including multicenter clinical trials (both NIH and industry-sponsored), local investigator-initiated clinical trials, and programmatic clinical research activities such as the clinical database, and biorepository. The Clinical Research Supervisor is a critical position that requires expert and efficient integration of multiple complex programmatic activities. The position requires substantial leadership skills, the ability to effectively work with multiple different people and organizations at UCSF (clinicians, investigators, clinical staff, administration, committee on human research, human resources, contracts and grants) and elsewhere (industry sponsors, coordinating centers, FDA, NIH), and an in depth knowledge of all aspects of the advanced lung disease programs.

Under the direction of the Director, ILD Program and the Director of Clinical Trials, ILD Program, the Clinical Research Supervisor will have central responsibility for ensuring CHR approval and compliance, contract generation, negotiation and approval, subject recruitment, appropriate study testing, and adequate enrollment of all multicenter clinical trials, longitudinal cohort studies, local investigator-initiated studies, and biorepository efforts. The Advanced Lung Disease Programs need strong administrative and management leadership, strong research coordination, and experienced personnel who can ensure optimal efficiency, compliance, safety, employee supervision and management, financial oversight, and contractual expertise. This position is a position of leadership whose main purpose is to ensure that the programs’ clinical research commitments are met and that the program maintains excellence in all its activities.
Req Number
Job Title
Clinical Research Supervisor
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Research and Scientific, Supervisory / Management
Required Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree in related and five or more years of related experience which includes three or more years of supervisory experience and / or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 3 years experience in clinical trial management or equivalent years progressively responsible experience in a related position including regulatory and compliance responsibilities.In-depth and extensive knowledge of clinical research contracts and grants, clinical trials, protocols, FDA regulations, and complex visit structures.Previous experience in risk management regarding complicated study subjects, and federal and non-federal sponsors and regulating bodies.Fluency in spreadsheet software and the ability to develop independently complex spreadsheetsExperience serving as a project manager and the ability to develop project plans and schedules and to motivate team members to complete objectives within deadlines.Demonstrated experience in audit preparation, execution, and follow-up.Experience using database software, such as MS Access or Filemaker Pro.A well-rounded knowledge of human resource management.Demonstrated ability to develop recruitment strategies in complex environments and differing patient pools, independently identifying recruitment leads, implementing new strategies and continually adjusting strategies to meet recruitment goals as needed.Demonstrated skills in preparing and presenting financial and quantitative analyses, including financial projections and budgets.Project management skills in order to oversee the administrative operations of the clinical trials program.  Specifically, s/he must have knowledge of strategies for recruiting human subjects to research studies as well as skills for HR management and financial analysisAbility to analyze complex and non-routine issues requiring innovative solutionsAbility to operate effectively in a changing organizational and technological environment Ability to assess and respond to audit risk.Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations

Preferred Qualifications
    Clinical Trial Professional certification from a professional society within one year in position.Certified Clinical Research CoordinatorExperience with UCSF grant application procedures, personnel documentation and contracts generation, and CARE and UCSF subcontracting

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 Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Division and the ZSFG Lung Biology Center in the Department of Medicine have a long history of providing outstanding clinical care, performing innovative research and training academic scientists and physicians. We currently have active, well-funded clinical, translational and basic research programs in lung development, international lung health, pulmonary immunology, genetics of pulmonary and allergic diseases, lung transplantation, microbial pathogenesis, airway diseases, acute lung injury, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary malignancies and pulmonary health disparities. Our large, NIH training grant has been continuously funded since 1966. Nearly a quarter of all academic pulmonologists in the United States have trained at UCSF. This combined unit includes: 7 outpatient clinics, 4 inpatient services, a pulmonary function diagnostic center, 15 independent wet labs, 4 independent research service cores, 6 independent clinical research units, one specialty destination program, and the Nina Ireland Program in Lung Health focusing on philanthropic activities.
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.
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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