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Clinical Research Coordinator I – 127848

University of California, San Diego, United States

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only


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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/06/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Operating within the Department of Pathology, the Pandemic Applications Laboratory and Microbiology Service (PALMS) conducts numerous clinical research studies, many of which receive funding from the NIH and other industry sponsors. Situated at the Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine, where the majority of laboratory testing for UCSD-associated hospitals occurs, PALMS is affiliated with the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) and Dr. Pride’s research laboratory in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Pride’s lab focuses on bacteriophage and human virome/microbiome analysis on the UCSD main campus. Clinical research studies are occasionally conducted from the IPATH laboratory and Dr. Pride’s research laboratory on the main campus. All three research entities collaborate under unified leadership to advance research goals within the Department of Pathology.

The role involves coordinating all research studies at the PALMS laboratory, as well as overseeing clinical research studies conducted in the IPATH laboratory and the basic research laboratory. The individual will also manage the basic research laboratory, handling the procurement of necessary supplies for ongoing research studies. Responsibilities include ensuring laboratory safety, keeping all laboratory staff at each location updated on safety training, maintaining regular communication with study sponsors, and monitoring study procedures. Additionally, the research coordinator will manage regulatory documents, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines.

The Clinical Research Coordinator is tasked with planning, developing, and implementing start-up procedures for research studies. They will lead, direct, and coordinate operational efforts, assure compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines, oversee the quality of medical and clinical research data, provide direction and guidance to investigators, offer education and information to the general public regarding ongoing clinical trials, assist principal investigators with proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts. The coordinator will independently create original documents and policies, collaborating closely with federal and state regulatory officials when necessary. Other duties will be assigned as needed.

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical trials research. Strong knowledge of experimental protocols, data gathering, protocol design and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory management.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and managing a large group.
  • Demonstrated experience performing research duties in a research environment such as CRO, academic research institution, and/or a research hospital.
  • Experience in providing work direction and assisting supervisor in maintaining an efficient research team.
  • Proven ability to find creative and innovative solutions to adjusting needs of the center. Ability to be resourceful and to understand the overall nature of work/responsibilities to establish useful resources and University contacts.
  • Ability to discern items that can be handled independently and those which require attention of supervisor, including ability to quickly determine subject matter of material and necessary action to be taken in a timely manner.
  • Working knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.
  • Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent ability to organize/prioritize workload effectively to meet deadlines in an environment with multiple interruptions and changing priorities. Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience, skill to coordinate complex activities and to use independent judgment to organize and prioritize office functions.
  • Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office) and internet browser applications. Experience in conducting searches on the internet.
  • Excellent 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. Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $72,621 – $116,761 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $34.78 – $55.92

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational – or “bench-to-bedside” – research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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