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

#114312 Clinical Trial Coverage Analyst - Remote

Initial Review Date: Fri 4/1/2022

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 is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/22/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


UCSD’s Office of Coverage Analysis Administration (OCAA) is dedicated to ensuring billing compliance for clinical research. A coverage analysis harmonizes the clinical trials protocol, budget, contract and informed consent to determine what is billable to insurance based on federal/state billing regulations including Medicare’s National Coverage Decision (NCD) 310.1 as well as other third-party billing rules. It ensures consistent application of Medicare rules across studies, and consistent application of study documents. The office works with other key offices, including the Human Research Protection Program and the Office of Clinical Trials Administration to assure harmonization of regulatory and budgetary processes in clinical trials.

Under general supervision, responsible for reviewing clinical research trials to determine if they are qualified clinical trials pursuant to Medicare’s National Coverage Determination 310.1 (NCD). The incumbent creates a coverage analysis based on clinical trial protocols and related regulatory documents that outlines the billing of the clinical items and services required by the research study. The incumbent will independently and effectively communicate the results of the coverage analysis to the Principal Investigator and/or the study team. Output from this position may be reviewed and audited by the OCAA management team. Completes other duties as assigned. The incumbent applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments / projects / tasks of moderate scope and complexity; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.

Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be filled at the Research Compliance Analyst 2 or Research Compliance Analyst 3 level.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Human subjects, and animal care and use: academic training in the biological or social sciences, humanities or bioethics. Theoretical knowledge of human subjects research and related research areas.

  • Attention to detail. Ability to keep and maintain records in a neat and orderly fashion, and perform administrative duties with a high level of proficiency and competency.

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials. Ability to interpret and disseminate information on a wide variety of complex policies from various organizations.

  • Skills in problem solving, multi-tasking, working with frequent interruptions, and is an effective listener. Excellent organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills (clarity, sentence / paragraph construction and grammar, et cetera). Ability to compose correspondence and reports. Skill in proofreading, editing and use of reference sources in order to type and process material.

  • Proficiency with office equipment and knowledge of standard office software. Advanced computer skills on internet, email, Word, Excel and Windows programs. Knowledge of MS Office software.Efficient and accurate data entry and typing skills.

  • Basic knowledge of relevant federal, state, organizational and system policies.

  • Possession of excellent customer service for internal and external customers. Ability to maintain professional manner in short-fuse and time-sensitive situations.


  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative to accomplish tasks.
  • Knowledge and experience to apply introductory budget and billing principles during review of research protocols.
  • Experience with medical or biological terms.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional overtime may be required.

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 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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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:

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