Job Description

Payroll Title:
CLIN RSCH CRD
Department:
PEDIATRICS
Hiring Pay Scale
$35.82 - $57.60/ Hour
Worksite:
Frost Street
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#130925 Lead Research Program Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/23/2024

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 7/11/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/23/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.

The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over $ 52 million. This expansion of the Department’s research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.

The Department’s 18 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Environmental Science and Health; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine.

In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's, and Children's Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions.

This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence.

Under the general direction of the Research Program Manager, the Lead Research Program Coordinator acts as fully operational Clinical Research Coordinator. The incumbent leads a team of Assistant Clinical Research Coordinators and assists with managing multi-site prospective pregnancy registry studies including providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, data collection, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug event reports and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files.

Responsible for recruitment and follow-up of pregnant women who have certain diseases, and/or who take certain medications and vaccines. The incumbent has knowledge of and ability to able to identify pregnancy exposure risks, has the ability to obtain and respond to very sensitive and personal health information over the telephone in a professional manner, as well as read and understand medical terminology. Additionally, the Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with training of the interview staff, as well as students, delegating workload as directed by the Research Program Manager, creating and updating reference materials, generating reports and performing validation/auditing of data. The position provides work direction to Assistant Clinical Research Coordinators, responds to questions and provides training. Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.

  • Experience using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.

  • Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.

  • Experience working with FDA policies regulating clinical trials.

  • Experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.

  • Experience interpreting medical charts, experience in abstracting data from medical records.

  • Experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment.

  • Experience coordinating study startup activities.

  • Experience providing in-service training to various research personnel on protocols, processes, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of x-rays, scans, and other diagnostic procedures.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.

  • Experience completing clinical trials case report forms via hard copy and online.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including professional and non-professional staff and clients.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification as a Clinical Research Associate or Coordinator.

  • Completion of courses or certification in leadership.

  • Experience working with research bulk accounts.

  • Experience with investigational drug authorization criteria.

  • Experience providing including delegation, training, and leadership to staff.

  • Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP), IATA Shipping of Blood Specimens, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Scheduled work hours may vary as this project follows subjects residing throughout North America and time zone differences require availability outside normal day-time working hours.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $74,792 - $120,269 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $35.82 - $57.60

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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