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#115477 Pediatric Neurosciences Project Manager

Extended Deadline: Fri 5/27/2022

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 04/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/21/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Neurosciences is a large department within the UCSD School of Medicine, comprised of 17 FTE Faculty, 75 Salaried faculty, 60 Adjuncts (salaried and non-salaried), 25 Research and Project Scientists, 40 Postdocs, 25 Clinical Education, Administrative and Business Office staff with ~150 Research lab staff. Research revenues are ~$50M, Clinical revenue is ~$6M, Rady's Childrens revenue is ~$3.5M, VA Clinical Faculty Revenue is ~1.1M. Expansion is projected with the opening of the Jacob's medical center.

The Department’s faculty and divisions are sited on-campus in La Jolla and Hillcrest, Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego (RCHSD), and Temecula Valley. Working affiliations are also with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. The Department’s mission is to create the synergies and define the ideas and programs that allow to transform the way Neurosciences community discovers, teaches and cares. The Department of Neurosciences strives to deliver the highest quality clinical care to patients, conduct cutting-edge science and research and train the next generation of neurologists and researchers by fostering education at all levels and integrating the latest scientific and medical advances into the curriculum.

The incumbent will serve as a Clinical Research Project Manager for multiple research protocols in the Department of Neurosciences. They will be asked to assist with administrative and managerial duties on several research projects. This includes day-to-day and long-term oversight of clinical and observational studies, coordination with regulatory bodies such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and study sponsors, and administrative tasks such as ordering/maintaining studies supplies/equipment, data management, participant scheduling and coordination. Additionally, they will be tasks with the supervision of more junior research coordinators, and act as a resource for other staff members. As needed they will also assist in completion of individual study procedures.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research compliance professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies / procedures to apply federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and guidelines, and promote best practices. Interacts frequently with investigators, persons in other organizational departments, and occasionally persons outside the University. Interactions require the use of tact and independent judgment, knowledge of standards and best practices, and counseling to resolve a wide range of research compliance issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Errors or omissions may ultimately place research participant at undo risk and / or compromise the institution's assurance of regulatory compliance with the federal government.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research design; scientific research concepts and terminology.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking, and writing.

  • Conflict of Interest: Understanding of stock options, consulting agreements and other corporate documents related to research and analysis of potential conflicts of interest.

  • Excellent management skills and experience

  • Experience and skills in a multi-tasking environment.

  • Experience working with regulatory bodies such as an IRB.


  • Five (5) years in clinical research, including work on pharmaceutical trials.
  • Relevant compliance certification (if applicable) preferred.


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

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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