#106815 Genetics Clinical Researcher
Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020
#106815 GENETICS CLINICAL RESEARCHER
Filing Deadline: Tue 12/1/2020
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/19/20 for
consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants
should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/01/20. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for
Under supervision, the Genetics Clinical Researcher will perform
examining the genetic causes of pediatric brain diseases, such as
epilepsy, autism and mental retardation. Duties include consenting
and recruitment of human subjects, obtaining and evaluating medical
records, MRI's, and performing intake evaluations from clinicians
throughout the world. Maintain direct communications with physician
collaborators located worldwide. Work closely with counterparts at
Rady Children's Hospital and the Rady Institute of Genomic
Collect patient blood, saliva and other biological material (brain
tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, sperm, cadaveric tissues). Coordinate
the processing and storage of these samples for subsequent genetic
experiments. Interact with electronic medical records systems.
Coordinate all Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications for
submission to the human subjects committee office for protocol
approval. Maintain patient database for each protocol. Provide work
direction in the duties of other lab personnel and students.
Theoretical knowledge of human genetics, genealogy, and/or
developmental neuroanatomy. Knowledge of disease, pathogenesis and
Two (2) years of clinical research experience, preferably working
directly with Human Research Protection Programs in designing and
implementing research protocols.
Experience in working in genetics or genomics, interacting with
computational biologists and bioinformaticians, using online
databases such as gnomAD, UCSC Genome Browser and Ensembl.
Proven experience in communication with practitioners around
research studies, gathering clinical data, and fostering
collaborative relationships. Knowledge of research study policies
Demonstrated experience in sterile-technique, Universal Precautions
and molecular biology techniques.
Working knowledge of genetic issues and experience discussing with
families. Familiarity with genetic causes of developmental brain
diseases, epilepsy, and mental retardation in children.
Excellent record keeping and data management skills. Experience
managing computerized databases, and ability to troubleshoot and
Strong experience with Windows, Mac OS, word processing,
spreadsheet, databases, and presentation, Adobe Illustrator,
Photoshop, and Acrobat. Experience managing computerized databases.
Ability to troubleshoot and optimize systems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated
ability to read and interpret medical literature.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and
flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team
framework in conjunction with principles of community and in a lab
environment that interacts with a large number of and diverse group
of research/technical personnel and other laboratories.
* Knowledge of statistics and previous experience managing patient
* Experience working with biological specimens, e.g. blood, saliva,
* Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
* Must be available to work variable schedules and overtime as
needed. Some travel may be required.
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San
Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care,
biomedical research, education, and community service. Our
facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye
Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient
clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated
Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county.
We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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