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Clinical Research Assistant

Company: University of California - San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Job Description:

#****** Clinical Research Assistant Filing Deadline: Thu 8/29/2019 UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/19/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/29/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION 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 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Certification as a clinical research associate or coordinator. - Knowledge of investigational drug authorization criteria. - Knowledge of 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. SPECIAL CONDITIONS - 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. 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! Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached. UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: **************************************** UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit ****************** for more information. Payroll Title: SRA 1 Department: MEDICINE/Gastroenterology Salary Range Commensurate with Experience Worksite: La Jolla Appointment Type: Career Appointment Percent: 100% Union: RX Contract Total Openings: 1 Work Schedule: Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

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