Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Global Public Health
Hiring Pay Scale
$27.09 - $35.34 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Monday-Friday

#122097 Research Project Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Fri 3/31/2023

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Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will serve as research project coordinator for ongoing research studies including both domestic and international populations. Responsibilities include creating progress reports for international research studies; apportioning resources to achieve study goals; preparing progress reports for the Principal Investigator, including strategies for meeting study objectives; identifying and reviewing relevant scientific literature; and preparing scientific manuscripts and presentations for scientific meetings.

The incumbent will coordinate human subjects submissions by preparing applications, informed consents and protocol documents for submission to the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB). Prepare protocols, training manuals, grants, manuscripts, presentations, and reports. Assist Principal Investigators with tracking grant proposals to ensure compliance with UCSD, State, and Federal agency requirements, IRB regulations and human subjects requirements. Act as the study liaison to effect study goals. Incumbent will work with faculty and staff across multiple organizations to coordinate tasks for a large training grant, including collecting institutional/program data, planning and hosting seminar sessions, and assisting with grant renewals and progress reports.


  • Theoretical knowledge in public health, international health or in a related field generally acquired through a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proficiency with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as MS Word, Endnote, PowerPoint and Excel. Ability to work with and learn new software for data analysis.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as effectively and accurately document research procedures. Excellent verbal, written, and clinical skills to prepare and present information.

  • Ability to be resourceful and to understand the overall nature of work/responsibilities to establish useful resources and University contacts.

  • Demonstrated experience in research protocol procedures, design, monitoring, Human Subject Rights, and informed consent procedures.

  • Experience reading, comprehending and discussing research materials. Ability to assist in the writing of papers for publication and research proposals.

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing grant proposals for domestic and international research.

  • Experience in coordination and allocation of resources and day-to-day planning for efficient operation of an enterprise devoted to high-risk populations and interacting with a research environment.

  • Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles.

  • Willingness and ability to learn UCSD IRB regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.


  • Experience working in a research setting with undeserved and/or minority populations.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work occasional overtime and/or flexible schedule as necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Position is for 24 hours a week.
  • Schedule may be flexible.
  • Position may be available to work remotely.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $56,564 - $90,995 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $27.09 - $43.58

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).

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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