Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$28.88 - $46.46 / Hour
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#130671 Research Study Coordinator - Phlebotomist- Hybrid

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/19/2024

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 6/28/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/09/2024. 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 on Campus and remote.


Under supervision of the Research Program Manager, the Research Coordinator-Phlebotomist is responsible for coordinating all aspects of data collection for multiple studies in the areas of nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and public health. Responsibilities include various aspects of data collection, sample acquisition, and study coordination to ensure the overall continued success of research projects. The Research Coordinator-Phlebotomist is responsible for facilitating a positive participant study experience consistent with the study protocol; organizing schedules for participant virtual visits and in-person visits to study clinic; obtaining informed consent; completing interviewer-administered surveys; supervising the transport, storage, and distribution of study meals; overseeing data and biospecimen collection; directing the collection, labeling, transport, storage, and processing of specimens per specifications for analysis, liaising with laboratories regarding research findings; monitoring the study to ensure that it complies with protocols, is ethically-conducted and follows regulatory standards; maintaining research records of study activity, including case report forms, drug dispensation records or other regulatory forms as per FDA guidelines; making sure that all equipment and supplies needed for the study are in-stock and in good working order.The coordinator also maintains participant files; creates participant reports and abnormal lab value notifications; track study participation; attend regular study meetings with study staff, clinician, and investigators; and create and present weekly reports of participants’ status, adherence to study meals, and any issues that may threaten study participation.


  • Phlebotomy training and experience.

  • Theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of public health, nutrition, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with research and project coordination on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, and health equity.

  • Excellent written (using correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation), verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including co-workers, supervisor, investigators, collaborators, and study participants.

  • Demonstrated experience in research data collection and quality control.

  • Experience in public speaking, preparing and delivering presentations, planning and facilitating group events.

  • Demonstrated skill in problem-solving, critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

  • Strong experience with data entry. Proficient knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as REDCap, MS Word, Excel, and Access. Experience and ability in working with database in a setting in which multiple users are accessing the database.

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

  • Experience with specimen collection, laboratory procedures and values, and experience interpreting them to determine patient eligibility.

  • Experience conducting subject recruitment including obtaining informed consent, interviewing, and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Phlebotomy training and experience; demonstrated ability to perform phlebotomy.


  • Medical Assistant Certification or Phlebotomy Certification.

  • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish for written and verbal communication.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be able to work various hours and location based on business needs.

  • Fluent Spanish is a plus.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $60,301 - $97,008 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.88 - $46.46

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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