Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$27.09 - $35.34 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#121104 Clinical Study Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Fri 4/7/2023

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/20/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/01/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


Under supervision, the Clinical Researcher will perform examining the genetic causes of pediatric brain diseases, such as epilepsy, autism and mental retardation. Duties include consenting and recruitment of human subjects, obtaining and evaluating medical records, MRI's, and performing intake evaluations from clinicians throughout the world. Maintain direct communications with physician collaborators located worldwide. Work closely with counterparts at Rady Children's Hospital and the Rady Institute of Genomic Medicine. Collect patient blood, saliva and other biological material (brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, sperm, cadaveric tissues). Coordinate the processing and storage of these samples for subsequent genetic experiments. Interact with electronic medical records systems. Coordinate all Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications for submission to the human subjects committee office for protocol approval. Maintain patient database for each protocol. Provide work direction in the duties of other lab personnel and students.


  • Theoretical knowledge of human genetics, genealogy, and/or developmental neuroanatomy. Knowledge of disease, pathogenesis and syndromology.

  • Two (2) years of clinical research experience, preferably working directly with Human Research Protection Programs in designing and implementing research protocols.

  • Experience in working in genetics or genomics, interacting with computational biologists and bioinformaticians, using online databases such as gnomAD, UCSC Genome Browser and Ensembl.

  • Experience in communication with practitioners around research studies, gathering clinical data, and fostering collaborative relationships. Knowledge of research study policies and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of genetic issues and experience discussing with families.

  • Experience in sterile-technique, Universal Precautions and molecular biology techniques.

  • Familiarity with genetic causes of developmental brain diseases, epilepsy, and mental retardation in children.

  • Excellent record keeping and data management skills.

  • Experience managing computerized databases, and ability to troubleshoot and optimize systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to obtain and record accurate information and details to ensure proper completion of forms and reports.

  • Strong computer skills including experience with Windows, Mac OS, word processing, spreadsheet, databases, and presentation, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.Experience managing computerized databases, and ability to troubleshoot and optimize systems.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret medical literature.

  • Effective interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community and in a lab environment that interacts with a large number of and diverse group of research/technical personnel and other laboratories.


  • Knowledge of statistics and previous experience managing patient databases.
  • Experience working with biological specimens, e.g. blood, saliva, fetal tissues.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be available to work variable schedules and overtime as needed. Some travel may be required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $56,564 - $90,995 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $27.09 - $43.58

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).

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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