Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Women's Pelvic Medicine research group includes 4 full time and 1 part time faculty, 1 research faculty, rotating clinical fellows/residents and a seasoned SRA who has worked with the group since 2007 and responsible for the coordination of our long standing research center. The unit participates in 2 large NIH sponsored, multi-centered research networks and a variety of industry sponsored trials: 1) The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) conducts a variety of clinical trials (medical, surgical and therapeutic) focused on treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The protocols are developed by the Steering Committee of the PFDN and carried out by 7 clinical sites around the nation. 2) The Prevention of Lower Urinary Symptoms (PLUS) network is a trans-disciplinary group of investigators developing a research agenda for the prevention of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS). The group is currently focused on implementing focus group protocols and qualitative research in the area of bladder health and prevention of LUTS and the UCSD site is tasked with recruiting and enrolling Spanish speaking participants for our initial studies. Current industry sponsored trials include observational longitudinal studies of women undergoing prolapse and incontinence surgeries. Additional studies conducted within the department of Reproductive Medicine are ongoing and require coordinator support to enroll subjects in urinary specimen collection studies and a fetal monitoring trial assessing new technologies.
Under general supervision, the Research Program Coordinator position will provide overall project coordination support for the program. The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the current SRA 2 in implementation and conduct of the various research activities within the division and department including regulatory submissions of protocol materials to the IRB, maintenance of study materials and organization of research activities for the division. Assist with recruitment, consent, enroll and communicate with Spanish speaking participants (may be through interpreter services). The Research Coordinator will assist the senior RA in the conduct of industry and PI initiated clinical trials being conducted by investigators studying female pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and vaginal prolapse.
Incumbent will be responsible for data collection, data entry as well as organization and review of the data collection tools. The incumbent will also prepare participant files as well as review and analyze medical records.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience coordinating clinical trials in a diseased population with multiple health problems. Ability to read scientific text for general understanding of basic concepts. Ability to summarize and convey technical and medical information to lay individuals at a level appropriate for their understanding.
Experience working with human subjects in an academic and clinical setting.
Proficiency with office equipment and knowledge of standard office software. Familiarity with electronic medical records (Epic preferred) for reviewing hospitalizations, laboratory results, and other clinical data.
Attention to detail. Excellent organizational skills. Experience planning, organizing, and managing the scheduling of study visits, sponsor visits or teleconferences, and meetings with key personnel, all in the midst of handling multiple priorities and deadlines.
Knowledge in the processing and shipping of blood and urine laboratory specimens, both ambient and frozen. Familiarity with guidelines of biohazardous handling. Knowledge and strict utilization of universal precautions when handling laboratory specimens.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills (clarity, sentence/paragraph construction and grammar, etc.).
Familiarity with internet searching.
Knowledge of common laboratory tests performed in patients with urinary infections and associated normal results.
Experience working with elderly individuals. Demonstrated performance in communicating effectively and interacting sensitively and professionally with this population.
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