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#116564 Clinical Research Coordinator

Extended Review Date: Fri 7/1/2022

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 remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/24/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/03/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will be hired at the Clinical Research Coordinator Assistant or Clinical Research Coordinator level depending on the experience of the selected candidate.


The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) an organized research unit at UCSD, receives partial funding from the National Institutes of Health and is part of a new national research consortium, the Clinical and Translational Science Award recipients. The mission of the CTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients. The CTRI also serves as the coordinating center for multidisciplinary educational programs in translational research.

Under supervision, the Clinical Research Coordinator will be assigned to coordinate multiple federally funded and industry sponsored research studies involving human subjects that are being conducted in the CTRI and at other locations. Assist with initiation, implementation and management of clinical trials. Ensure compliance with goals and objectives of research protocols and with state and federal regulatory guidelines. Duties include but not limited to: interpreting research protocols; recruiting subjects; screening for eligibility including obtaining vital signs, ECGs, height and weight; monitoring and timely reporting of adverse events; toxicities and protocol deviations; scheduling subjects’ visits; coordinating clinical, laboratory and data activities; processing and submitting laboratory specimens; collecting and entering research data; maintaining accurate and complete clinical research files and patient medical charts.

Update study and patient records in the University approved Clinical Trial Management System (VELOS) on a consistent basis. Working directly with Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), submitting new protocol applications, amendments, safety reports and annual renewals, as needed. Act as liaison between Principle Investigators, the HRPP and study sponsors.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences and/or Bachelor's degree, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have current CPR certificate or ability to attain within two (2) months of hire date.

  • Knowledge and experience of the clinical research setting, including protocols, principles, and standards. Experience planning and performing clinical research studies.

  • Skills in administering study related questionnaires and assessments.

  • Ability to communicate to supervisor, PI and research team study progress and accept constructive advice and suggestions.

  • Ability to accurately collect, record, transcribe and synthesize clinical data while paying conscientious attention to details. Experience completing clinical trial forms via hard copy and/or online.

  • Experience with interpreting laboratory values to determine subject’s eligibility and potential toxicities.

  • Ability to understand and interpret complex research protocols in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate study plan, collect data, evaluated for adverse events and protocol deviations.

  • Knowledge in interpreting medical charts and extracting accurate data from medical records.

  • Experience with handling laboratory samples and knowledge of shipping procedures.

  • Knowledge of Human Subjects Protection requirements.

  • Computer experience including Microsoft Office, database management and email skills.


  • Certification as a clinical research associate or coordinator.
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) by the State California and experience performing phlebotomy/venipuncture.
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language. Spanish is highly preferred.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to travel to different locations and work at different clinical sites.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends if needed.
  • Must be willing to work with human samples, including blood, urine, tissue specimens, saliva, etc.
  • Must have negative TB test prior to hire date.

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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