Job Description

Payroll Title:
CLIN RSCH CRD AST
Department:
PSYCHIATRY/ Clinical Services
Full Salary Range
$29.99 - $48.25 / Hour
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
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.

#120024 Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator - Hybrid

Filing Deadline: Mon 11/28/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Thornton Hospital and remote.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/17/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/28/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

DESCRIPTION

UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Reporting directly to PI, incumbent will work alongside research team to coordinate and run a randomized clinical trial comparing psilocybin therapy to placebo therapy for treatment resistant depression and a longer-term follow-up study of open label psilocybin therapy within the Department of Psychiatry. Under supervision, the Psychiatry Clinical Research Coordinator will support clinical research efforts for novel therapeutic treatments for psychiatric disorders. The incumbent will work as the Research Manager and Coordinator for this study of resistant depressive disorders. Treatment modalities being researched include psychedelics. Duties will include screening, recruitment and retention of research subjects; coordinating subject appointments with facilities and staff; clinical assessments; fund management; and data collection. Responsibilities will include administering diagnostic interviews; acquiring confidential and sensitive information including medical/mental health history; and administering symptom rating scales. Duties also include maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files; update study databases and ensure compliance with standardized protocol.

Responsible for coordinating and managing clinical trials including providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, data collection and analysis, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Assist the regulatory department with Human Subjects' submissions, renewals, and safety reports. Directly communicate with assigned physicians and therapists, including attending research related trainings and meetings. Provide direct assistance to the PI in reviewing and verifying university research account statements, professional fee statements, and invoicing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.

  • Experience working with psychiatric outpatients with mood and anxiety disorders.

  • Experience using statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.

  • Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.

  • Experience working with FDA policies regulating clinical trials.

  • Experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.

  • Experience interpreting medical charts and abstracting data from medical records.

  • Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP), IATA Shipping of Blood Specimens, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

  • Experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment.

  • Experience coordinating study startup activities.

  • Experience providing in-service training to various research personnel on protocols, processes, and procedures.

  • Experience maintaining files and keeping records.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.

  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.

  • Ability to work independently. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Experience completing clinical trials case report forms via hard copy and online.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including professional and non-professional staff and clients.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification as a Clinical Research Associate or Coordinator.

  • Experience with investigational drug authorization criteria.

  • Experience working with research bulk accounts.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be able to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as required.


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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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