Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$31.04 - $55.92 / Hour
Hybrid Remote
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#129707 Clinical Trials Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Wed 5/22/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/10/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/22/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

After the six month probationary period this position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at La Jolla and remote.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at a Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator or Clinical Research Coordinator level.


The vision of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is to translate scientific discoveries into improved health.

The ACTRI was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area. It encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. It receives partial funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Mike Hogarth, M.D. and Davey Smith M.D. are the primary investigators on ACTRI’s CTSA grant.

The ACTRI functions under the direction of Gary S. Firestein, M.D., Director, and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Health Sciences at UC San Diego.

Under supervision, the Assistant 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. Other duties assigned as needed.


  • 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 2 months of hire date.

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

  • Ability to maintain subjects’ confidentiality.

  • Skills in administering study related questionnaires and assessments.

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

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

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of professionals, including physicians, other health care professionals and research subjects.

  • Demonstrated 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.

  • Ability to understand and learn study procedures from protocols. Ability to problem-solve.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with different clinical protocols concurrently.

  • 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.

  • Experience performing venipuncture and California Venipuncture license. Acquired within 6 months of hire.

  • Fluent in Spanish.


  • 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.

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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $64,812 - $104,275 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $31.04 - $49.94

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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