Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Biomedical Informatics
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113095 Research Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/6/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/24/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/06/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Division of Biomedical Informatics: Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology, medicine, and quantitative sciences. Biomedical informatics researchers develop new methods to integrate and analyze vast amounts of data generated in the laboratory, clinical and translational research, clinical encounters, and population studies.

The goals of the division are to (1) promote excellence in biomedical informatics research, (2) collaborate with biomedical researchers in developing new quantitative methods that enable the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, (3) train the next generation of biomedical informatics specialists, and (4) interface with engineering, mathematics, information and computer science communities, serving as a hub for quantitative scientists focused on biomedical research.

Under the general supervision of the program manager the incumbent will independently develop and execute research plans for accomplishing project objectives. Incumbent must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. The incumbent will perform general research support such as managing user support help desk, surveying user tools and project meetings, organizing research data and documents, ordering of supplies, and organizing and attending regular team meetings.

The Research Coordinator will participate in coordination of the submission of all materials required for new grant proposals, grant renewals and continuations, annual and quarterly progress reports, internal reports, and final reports. Assist with training of collaborating sites and other personnel. Will interpret research protocols and coordinate tasks related to these protocols, coordinating the accuracy, timeliness, and efficient flow of data from collection to transmission. Will analyze and execute project data and deliverables pertaining to comparative effectiveness research, clinical data exchange, and analysis. The Research Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring all data is collected, documented, and stored according to sponsor requirements with created tools to implement these systems.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biomedical informatics, precision medicine, computer science, privacy protection, or related field as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Ability to work successfully with a wide range of people with varying perspectives and needs. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to re-write text that is ambiguous, unorganized or grammatically incorrect.

  • Demonstrated experience setting up, recording, and editing webinar videos; and preparing agendas and minutes.

  • Demonstrated experience organizing large volumes of data using creative tools, logs and databases created to use with multiple research projects.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting/coordinating research protocols and the corresponding data requirements. Demonstrated experience with human subjects research and processes.

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project), Adobe Acrobat), EndNote, SharePoint, or equivalents.

  • Demonstrated experience with grant proposal preparation, agency rules and regulations, particularly NIH.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of library referencing procedures, knowledge of PubMed searches and Reference Manager. Demonstrated experience conducting literature reviews and internet searches for project-related clinical studies.

  • Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a large volume of work efficiently and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. Demonstrated ability to develop, organize, and track projects and coordinate complex activities requiring a high level of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Strong decision making skills and ability to use independent judgment and discretion to quickly set priorities and establish new procedures when needed. Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, recommend, communicate, and implement solutions. Must function independently with minimal direction.

  • Demonstrated ability to train associated personnel in research procedures and data collection.

  • Ability to advise and direct the work of student workers and interns.


  • Experience with event planning, outreach, and social media marketing.

  • Experience with website content management.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide support and administer user accounts for a software application.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be willing to work overtime.

  • Must be able to travel domestically.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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