Clinical Research Coordinator
- University of California, San Francisco
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Category: Admin-Laboratory and Research
- Posting Date: 02/05/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Medicine / Cardiology
Under the supervision of the Clinical Research Supervisor or the Principal Investigator (PI), the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will perform duties related to the support and coordination of clinical studies, and may receive training and development to prepare and advance to the next level within the series.
The CRC's duties may include, but will not be limited to, support the management of and coordinate the tasks of single or multiple clinical research studies, depending on their size and complexity; act as intermediary between services and departments while overseeing data and specimen management; manage and report on study results; create, update, and manage databases and comprehensive datasets and reports; help to coordinate staff work schedules to ensure proper coverage; assist with training of Assistant CRCs, and assist Clinical Research Supervisor and/or PI with oversight of other research staff; manage PI’s protocols in the Committee on Human Research online system, as well as renewals and modifications of protocol applications and the implementation of new studies; participate in the review and writing of protocols to ensure institutional review board approval and University compliance; help assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies; oversee study data integrity; implement and maintain periodic quality control procedures; interface with departments to obtain UCSF approval prior to study initiation; maintain all regulatory documents; report study progress to investigators; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols; and perform other duties as assigned.
The Division of Cardiology is one of the largest clinical, research and training divisions of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. Within the Division are sub-specialty sections for: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; and Prevention. The Division runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as well as non-ACGME training programs.
In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with DOM and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs in the sections noted above, large clinical, Federal, and privately supported research programs and six faculty laboratories.
The Division has 45 full-time faculty, four non-faculty academics, 36 clinical fellows, three post-doctoral research fellows, seven WOS faculty, two MSP physicians and 57 research support and administrative staff. The Division currently expends over $22 million per year in pursuit of its clinical, research, training, and service missions. While the Division is primarily split between the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses, fellows have rotations at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC).
• HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities
• Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments and outside institutions; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population.
• Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and discretion in sensitive communications with patients and others. Demonstrated ability in handling a variety of confidential information appropriately.
• Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities.
• Willing to travel (limited travel for investigator meetings)
• Experience in clinical cardiology and clinical/cardiovascular research
• Science, research, or medical background
• Proficiency in the use of Committee of Human Research (CHR) online iMEDris system for submission, renewal, and modification of protocols through this system.
• Understanding of patient population to create rapport, while also giving insight to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation.
• Experience with electronic medical records.
• Knowledge of UCSF and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality and HIPAA regulations, following the UCSF mission statement and purpose for research, and a clear understanding of policies and procedures on patient safety and confidentiality (electronic and hard copy medical records, patient charts, communication, etc.); knowledge of medical terminology, research policies and guidelines, guidelines for packing/shipping infectious substances, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following: Access, Stata, SASS/ SPSS, and Teleform programming platforms.
• Experience applying the following regulations and guidelines:
Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
Health Information and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Protection of Human Research Subjects
CHR regulations for recruitment and consent of research subjects
Effective Cash Handling Procedures
Environmental Health and Safety Training
Fire/ Life Safety Training
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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
Job Code and Payroll Title
009335 CLIN RSCH CRD
Mission Bay (SF), Mount Zion (SF), Parnassus Heights (SF)
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm