Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$43,158.96 - $50,738.40 /year
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#120749 Clinical Trials Research Assistant

Initial Review Date: Wed 1/18/2023

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 12/22/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/05/2023. 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).


The incumbent will serve as an assistant to the clinical trials research coordinators and Principal Investigators (PIs). 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 potential study subjects, assisting with subject interviews and data collection, completing case report forms, and scheduling subject study visits. Research duties include maintaining the inventory of 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 knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. College level coursework completed in physiology, biology, biochemistry, microbiology preferred.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • Must be able to perform detailed work successfully

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

  • Ability to prepare IRB forms.

  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License and acceptable driving record or have access to reliable transportation.


  • 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).
  • May involve limited out-of-town travel to attend clinical trial start-up meetings.
  • Must be willing to carry a pager if needed.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $43,159 - $50,738 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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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