Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
9336 Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
675 Nelson Rising Lane - Mission Bay
Neurology - Memory and Aging Center
5 days / 40 hours
8 Hours
Under the supervision of a Clinical Research Supervisor or Principal Investigator (PI), the Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will perform entry-level duties related to the support and coordination of clinical studies, and may receive training and development to prepare and advance for journey-level work at the next level within the series.
The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (RC) will participate in clinical research projects and clinical activities related to the study of Huntington’s Disease (HD), Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCA), and other cognitive-movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Recruitment of patients and controls is required of the position. Management of currently enrolled participants includes scheduling, administering extensive neuropsychological testing, performing behavioral and functional assessments, applying certain testing measures, operating an MRI scanner, collecting MRI data, specimen acquisition and processing, data management, and collaboration with study-specific neurologists for overall comprehensive evaluation.
This position will require the RC to run ongoing and upcoming clinical trials and studies. This requires knowledge of study initiation and closure procedures, study assessments as noted above, including Good Clinical Practice guidelines, IRB and FDA requirements, as well as acting as the site liaison between potential sponsors and others.
The RC will be involved in the development of new research and pilot studies at UCSF, will serve as a liaison between clinic patients and the movement disorders research program, and will administer cognitive examinations in the clinic. The RC will also work with other members of the Neurogenetics/Movement Disorders/HD team to develop and implement studies, including developing research proposals, submitting and communicating with IRB, and preparing manuscripts.
The RC will be responsible for tracking financial data for all above studies and will work with other UCSF financial employees to negotiate budget issues with study sponsors.
The RC will be responsible for ongoing recruitment for studies working closely with a team to determine best eligibility for projects based on discussions of newly evaluated individuals in clinic. There will be additional administrative duties, including data entry, grant and human studies application preparation, as well as publications/presentation of research findings.
As many of the patients will have neuropsychiatric and other neurodegenerative disorders, the RC will have to have an excellent bedside manner and display compassion.
Throughout the Department of Neurology at UCSF, our mission is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of and treatments for human nervous system disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, we accelerate the pace of discovery and champion the University's global health initiatives.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• HS graduation or GED and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Windows
• Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills; excellent organizational skills; and excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse team
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment; project management and coordination skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects
• Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with patients, co-workers, & physicians
Note: Physical/health screening, Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment will be required to undergo a background check.
• Experience working with patients or study subjects
• Demonstrated proficiency with medical terminology
• Ability to abstract data from medical records and transfer it to data collection forms or directly into databases
Full Time
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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