Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$20.67 - $24.30 / Hour
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#122560 Clinical Trials Assistant

Initial Review Date: Tue 5/16/2023

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 04/20/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/02/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The incumbent will serve as an assistant to the clinical trials research coordinators and program manager.
The incumbent will perform standard repetitive field procedures that require technical, scientific knowledge and skills. Major responsibilities include assisting the research team with communication between pharmaceutical company sponsors, conducting phone screenings of patients, assisting with patient interviews and data collection, completing case report forms, and scheduling patient visits. Research duties include maintaining the inventory of rating scales and screening instruments. Laboratory duties include assisting with the inventory of lab kits, supplies, and the processing and shipping of specimens. Other duties will be assigned as needed.


  • Graduation from high school OR a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one (1) year of laboratory experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. College level coursework completed in physiology, biology, biochemistry, microbiology preferred.

  • Ability to elicit clinically significant information from patients/subjects.

  • Must be able to perform detailed work successfully.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with research subjects, study sponsors, and all research and clinical staff.

  • Experience handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).

  • Experience using Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and Excel and data entry experience.

  • Experience executing protocol-required tasks.

  • Knowledge of cardiology patient populations and ability to perform telephone screenings.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform lab duties safely and ship laboratory specimens on time.

  • Must be able to work well with colleagues on a team while making an independent contribution to the research endeavors.

  • Ability to prepare IRB forms.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and occasional weekends.
  • Must be willing to handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).
  • Must carry a pager.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License in California or have reliable transportation.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,159 - $50,738 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $20.67 - $24.30

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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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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