Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.
Under the supervision of the PI and the Sponsored Project Administrator, the Clinical Research Assistant will assist with the coordination multiple study protocols for a clinical research group within the Department of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Responsibilities will include Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and other start up procedures, recruitment, planning subject visits, pulmonary function testing, specimen collection and handling (blood, sputum, urine, sweat), and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Key to this role is the ability to handle several projects at once, pay close attention to detail, and communicate effectively with study personnel, participants and other groups or departments.
A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field; or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Demonstrated experience working with patients with COPD, cystic fibrosis or other pulmonary disease or advanced knowledge of these diseases.
Proficiency using Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and other computer based programs. Ability to organize and concurrently manage information in several formats: paper, electronic, and oral.
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.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment. Effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to quickly comprehend written and oral instructions.
Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail, ensuring that documents are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. Proven ability to write legibly to complete data collection forms.
Ability to work with subordinates, peers and supervisors in a constructive, positive work environment. Ability to be resourceful and to understand the overall nature of work/responsibilities to establish useful resources and University contacts.
Demonstrated clinical trials experience or equivalent research experience.
Familiarity with regulatory documents needed for the conduct of clinical trials. Experience with Institutional Review Board submissions.
Familiarity with electronic medical records (Epic preferred) for reviewing hospitalizations, laboratory results, and other clinical data.
Knowledge in the processing and shipping of blood, sputum and urine laboratory specimens.
Demonstrated knowledge of universal precautions when handling laboratory specimens.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be willing to travel to different work locations (Hillcrest, La Jolla).
Must be able to work Wednesday evenings, as needed.
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