Research Jobs at the University of California, San Diego, the United States of America
Position: Clinical Research Coordinator (CANCER CENTER/Clinical Trials Office)
The University of California – San Diego is a public research university in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California. UC San Diego is the seventh-oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling approximately 30,000 undergraduate and 8,500 graduate students. In addition to that, the university operates 19 organized research units.
Roles and responsibilities
- Responsible for coordinating and managing clinical trials including providing all aspects of protocol management.
- Data collecting, analyzing as well as maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files.
- Screening for patient eligibilities and also, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities.
- Directly communicate with assigned physicians and disease groups, including attending weekly meetings and tumor boards.
- Provide direct assistance to the Project Manager in reviewing and verifying university research account statements, professional fee statements, and invoicing.
Required qualifications and skills
- University degree in Biology, Microbiology, Clinical Science, or equivalent qualifications in the relevant area.
- In addition to that, the experience of working in a clinical research environment as well as familiarity in working with FDA policies regulating clinical trials.
- Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word. Also, experience in using statistical software applications.
- Experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management. Similarly, experience in interpreting medical charts and abstracting data from medical records.
- 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,
- Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Also, excellent phone etiquette skills.