Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will perform independently or with general direction at the fully operational journey level of the series to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the current CRC, Clinical Research Supervisor, and/or Principal Investigator (PI); may execute the data collection and operations of several concurrent clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols, UCSF, and regulating agency policies.
The CRC's duties may include, but will not be limited to: enrolling, collecting data from, and interacting with participants and patients in the hospital; supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of single or multiple clinical research studies, depending on their size and complexity; acting as intermediary between services and departments while overseeing data and specimen management; managing and reporting on study results; creating, cleaning, updating, and managing databases and comprehensive datasets and reports; coordinating staff work schedules, and assisting Clinical Research Supervisor and/or PI with oversight of other research staff; managing Investigator's protocols in the Committee on Human Research (CHR) online system, as well as renewals and modifications of protocol applications and the implementation of new studies; participating in the review and writing of protocols to ensure institutional review board approval within University compliance; helping assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies; overseeing study data integrity; implementing and maintaining periodic quality control procedures; interfacing with departments to obtain UCSF approval prior to study initiation; maintaining all regulatory documents; reporting study progress to investigators; participating in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols; processing biospecimen samples and working with some laboratory chemicals. The CRC will be asked to process the sample (a nurse will draw the sample - this will not be the responsibility of the CRC) by placing the sample in a centrifuge and then using a pipette to extract certain parts of the sample after it has spun. Two laboratory chemicals are used to process the white blood cells that are extracted from the blood sample. The CRC will use a pipette to place the white blood cells into the chemicals and then store the mixture in a -80 freezer. The laboratory chemicals are worked with only in a certified biosafety cabinet and the CRC will be provided the necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) and training by our team prior to working with either biospecimens or laboratory chemicals.
Internal Number: 3152918
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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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.