Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/AntiViral Research Center (AVRC)
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

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#113034 Data Associate

Extended Review Date: Tue 1/25/2022

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 11/18/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/30/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


Under the supervision of the AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) Director of Operations, the Data Associate will assist with data management and quality assurance functions that will ensure timely progression and analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Coronavirus (COVID-19) clinical research protocols. Assist with clinical research data for all COVID-19 protocols. Prepares, coordinates, tracks completion and correction of paper case report forms. Completes electronic case report forms as necessary using source documents.

Performs data quality management by reviewing and auditing CRF's and source documents to check data logic, identify delinquencies, generate and resolve data queries. Cleans, organizes and imports/exports data files and generates several weekly and monthly reports for the research team for quality management purposes and to provide follow up statistics to monitor study accrual and conduct. Communicates with clinical research nurses, Principal Investigators (PI) and other research staff as well as the central data management center to ensure timely and accurate collection and reporting of quality data. Oversees and performs data entry, randomizations, database corrections, and report generation using web-based database. Attends national meetings, participates in conference calls as necessary.


  • Theoretical knowledge or Bachelor's degree in a biological life science or related discipline or equivalent education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical research activities and guidelines related to consent, ethical conduct and protection of human subjects.

  • Proven experience reading and interpreting clinical trials research protocols.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of data sets involving clinical trials. Ability to work with large central databases.

  • Experience and ability to accurately collect, record, transcribe and synthesize clinical data. Ability to display consistent accuracy with great attention to fine details.

  • Possesses knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with medical data.

  • Ability to assist with coordination of specific study program actives, under the direction of the Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator.

  • Experience interacting positively, constructively and effectively with staff, physicians, and general public.

  • Ability to maintain absolute patient confidentiality and communicating verbally and in writing with staff and physicians with professionalism, sensitivity and discretion.

  • Proficient at word processing, spreadsheets, and email. Experience producing reports, profiles, correspondence, graphs and spreadsheets to generate and track required data.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must possess a valid CA Driver's License with an acceptable driving record as position may require to travel to different work location. Must be willing to travel occasionally to attend trainings.
  • Must be willing to work with infectious disease populations including COVID-19, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C (HCV), and hepatitis B (HBV).
  • May work an occasional weekend or holiday.

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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