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Moores Cancer Center
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#117197 Research Program Coordinator - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/7/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/28/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/07/2022. 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.


The Moore's Cancer Center (MCC) is one of just 51 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This designation is reserved for cancer centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions. As such, it ranks MCC among the top centers in the nation. MCC strives to stay at the forefront of emerging cancer research in a patient centric environment.

MCC's mission is to transform cancer care in our catchment area and beyond by driving exceptional scientific discoveries, innovations in interception, care, and training. MCC will make a global impact on improving health by reducing cancer burden through accelerated discovery and translation, compassionate and interdisciplinary care, education and community engagement, with the foundation of our core values - Excellence, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Collaboration, Diversity and Service.

Under the general direction of the Director of Education and Training, and a Research Program Leader, and the Executive Director for Cancer Research, the primary responsibilities of this position are in three areas: research program management, data collection and data management, coordination of educational and training programs for individuals interested in cancer-related research (from elementary school through postdoctoral levels).

The Research Program Coordinator will work closely with the Moore's Cancer Center (MCC) Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) office with the goal of providing STEM-based educational activities and outreach to all levels of students and trainees (from elementary school through Junior Faculty members). The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for CRTEC program coordination including organizing seminars, projects, and both internal and external events. The Research Program Coordinator will also be involved with coordination of a research program at MCC, involving scheduling meetings for the faculty, taking notes, and overall programmatic communication. The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for using databases to track research accomplishments, program satisfaction, and trainee academic trajectory. Under the direction of the Director, the Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for data entry, collating data, summary data analysis, and creating documents to depict data for CRTEC and the Research Program. This position will interact with diverse groups of people at all levels within multiple organizations, including individuals at the UCSD campus, RCHSD, ACTRI, as well as external organizations such as foundations, societies, K-12 schools, and other research groups at different campuses.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

  • Two or more years of experience working in a research, educational, or medical setting providing administrative support and/or outreach/education to students.

  • Experience with program development, planning, operations and reporting. Experience preparing and editing documents, marketing materials, brochures, etc. for community and/or education purposes.

  • Demonstrated high level administrative skills, including experience with complex scheduling and calendaring, making travel arrangements, and planning, preparing and coordinating events and meetings.

  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Proficient in the use of standard software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, photoshop, email programs, databases, and internet browsers. Experience with databases and data entry to track results and outcomes.

  • Knowledge of basic financial management principles and the ability to analyze financial and budgetary data. Demonstrated experience in budget preparation using automated spreadsheet systems.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Skill in analyzing information, situations, practices, and procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant factors, formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives and their implications.

  • Knowledge of contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, and submission, as well as federal, state and private funding agency regulations. Ability to guide principal investigators and administrative contacts in the preparation of proposal, continuation, and renewal materials.

  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively with wide variety of people, individually and in groups, in varying mediums and venues (email, phone, presentations, meetings, social media, etc.). Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.

  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Proven ability to exercise independent judgement, tact and firmness in interaction with faculty, staff, students and institutional colleagues. Ability to communicate in a professional, positive and persuasive manner.

  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Ability to effectively prioritize workload and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions and competing demands.

  • Demonstrated experience organizing, implementing, analyzing, and managing continuing medical education curricula and seminars.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, independent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and mid-range planning skills with ability to identify future contingencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member, actively listen, learn quickly and take personal accountability for contributing to success of team in meeting programmatic deliverables and organizational objectives.


  • Demonstrated effective writing skills and strong editing and proofreading skills. Ability to formulate and present written material in a logical and comprehensive manner.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of University policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience using UCSD business management systems, such as Financial Link, My Travel, and My Events.

  • Ability to independently interpret, analyze, and implement appropriate policies in a given situation.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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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