Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/23/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/04/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The UCSD Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. This designation is reserved for cancer centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions. Moores Cancer Center strives to stay at the forefront of emerging cancer research in a patient centric environment. Principal Investigators (PIs) in the MCC conduct clinical trials to test new treatments for people affected by cancer. The goal is to find better ways to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and care for cancer patients. The disease teams at the MCC aim to expand the opportunities for advanced therapeutic studies to be written, opened, and maintained, and to increase the number of cancer patients enrolled clinical trials. The focus of the research is cancer symptom intervention studies with an emphasis on novel drug development.
Reporting directly to the Disease Team Project Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator coordinates the clinical research efforts of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office. Responsible for coordinating and managing clinical trials including providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, data collection and analysis, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Assist the regulatory department with Human subjects submissions, renewals, and safety reports. Directly communicate with assigned physicians and disease groups, including attending weekly meetings and tumor boards. Provide direct assistance to the Project Manager in reviewing and verifying university research account statements, professional fee statements, and invoicing.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.
Experience using statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.
Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.
Proven experience working with FDA policies regulating clinical trials.
Experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.
Experience interpreting medical charts and abstracting data from medical records.
Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP), IATA Shipping of Blood Specimens, and Bloodborne Pathogens.
Demonstrated experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment.
Strong 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.
Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
Certification as a clinical research associate or coordinator.
Knowledge of hematology/oncology. Ability to differentiate various cancers by stage, histology, and site to determine patient eligibility for protocols and assure accurate randomization.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to obtain annual TB/Fit test clearances.
Must be able to travel to different locations and work weekends and evenings as needed.
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