Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine conducts research studies which study Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in adult patients. The Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASHCRN) is a multi-center study funded by NIH and is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to focus on the etiology, contributing factors, natural history, complications, and therapy of NASH and NAFLD. UCSD is one of eight sites nationwide associated with this study.
In addition, the NAFLD Research Center participates in pharmaceutical clinical trials and PI initiated studies which focus on the discovery and validation of innovative biomarkers for NAFLD, with a special focus on identifying those patients at greatest risk for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), advanced liver fibrosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The Clinical Trials Coordinator will support the clinical research efforts in Gastroenterology; specifically non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Under supervision, will assist with establishing processes, developing procedures, providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, recruitment, enrollment and scheduling of research subjects, data collection and analysis, conducting research visits according to protocol, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, and laboratory and specimen processing and submission. Responsible for maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files, transcription of data from source documents to case report forms, data entry into a web based system; ensuring that study requirements for data collection, storage and retrieval are met. Will provide assistance with quality assurance which includes but is not limited to audits and edits. Will assist with human subjects submissions, provide information and education to study participants and staff regarding liver disease.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, or related field typically acquired through formal education at the collegiate level and/or comparable education and experience.
Demonstrated experience administering assessment tests and questionnaires.
Experience in performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.
Experience in abstracting data from medical records.
Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.
Experience using statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with various individuals effectively and cooperatively.
Experience processing and shipping laboratory specimens
Certification as a clinical research associate or coordinator.
Knowledge of investigational drug authorization criteria.
Knowledge of GCP Guidelines, as well as ICH and FDA policies regulating clinical trials.
Experience in working on NIH funded clinical trials and experience with research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility and initiate treatment plan.
Knowledge of fibroscan and other diagnostic procedures.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Must be willing to travel to different locations with the possibility of national travel 2 or 3 times per year.
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