Job Description

Payroll Title:
CLIN RSCH CRD AST
Department:
CANCER CENTER/Clinical Trials Office
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#118786 Clinical Trials Regulatory Research Associate

Initial Review Date: Fri 9/23/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/14/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/23/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Moores Cancer Center and remote.

DESCRIPTION

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center administers many clinical trials on behalf of its member investigators, including trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and physician investigators. Reporting directly to the Disease Team Project Manager, the Clinical Trials Regulatory Research Associate is responsible for the development and maintenance of regulatory documents pertaining to the clinical trials conducted by investigators at the Cancer Center. Key to this role is the preparation of clinical trial protocols and related regulatory documents for submission to the UCSD Human Research Protections Program (UCSD's Institutional Review Board or IRB) in order to obtain its approval for the clinical trials to proceed. The Regulatory Research Associate will act as a resource to investigators and staff for interpretation and execution of complex clinical research regulations, policies & procedures concerning the conduct of clinical trials, including those of the FDA, HHS, UCSD IRB, and the CTO. This position requires regular interaction with a variety of internal and external contacts including Cancer Center investigators and staff, UCSD IRB staff, study sponsors and/or their representatives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology and concepts, as well as theoretical knowledge and/or degree or equivalent education and/or experience in a field related to biological sciences as needed to work in Regulatory Affairs.

  • Experience working with FDA regulations, NCI policies and procedures, and Good Clinical Practice guidelines for the conduct of clinical research.

  • Experience preparing various forms, documents, and reports, such as Investigational Drug Fact Sheet, New Study Applications, Renewal Applications, IND Applications, etc. Experience preparing, reviewing, and understanding clinical research protocols and protocol amendments.

  • Experience creating Informed Consent Documents that comply with HRPP/UCSD IRB policies and procedures, FDA regulations, and sponsor requirements.

  • Proven ability to determine sources of information and data, and to analyze the data and information obtained, in order to create documents and to propose solutions to issues. Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving.

  • Experience developing and maintaining record management systems. Strong administrative and organization skills, experience prioritizing assignments when faced with a heavy workload and competing deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and oral communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization, exercising tact, mature judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness. Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.

  • Experience using standard word processing and data management software programs, including Word and Excel, in order to develop and prepare reports.

  • Experience with editing, including summarizing information into concise and condense documents.

  • Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal supervision. Good judgement to know when to ask for assistance from supervisor in cases where regulations and policies & procedures are not clear.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, tact, and firmness in interaction with faculty, students, staff and IRB members, subjects and others.

  • Demonstrated knowledge or demonstrated related experiences to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations and legislation regarding the protection of human subjects. These include regulations under federal policies, FDA, and other compliance agencies or directive.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of oncology and hematology.

  • Working knowledge of UCSD Human Research Protections Program (HRPP/IRB) policies and procedures.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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

  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends (may include attending PRMC meetings twice per month, as needed).


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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