This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD Staff Only
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/8/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/13/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Clinical Trials Research Assistant will serve as an assistant to the clinical trials research coordinators and Principal Investigators. The incumbent will perform standard repetitive field procedures that require technical, scientific knowledge and skills. Major responsibilities include assisting the research team with communication between pharmaceutical company sponsors, conducting phone screenings of potential study subjects, assisting with subject interviews and data collection, completing case report forms, and scheduling subject study visits. Research duties include maintaining the inventory of screening instruments. Laboratory duties include assisting with the inventory of lab kits, supplies, and the processing and shipping of specimens. Other duties will be assigned as needed.
Graduation from high school OR a General Education Diploma and two years of laboratory experience OR two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Experience handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).
Experience using Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and Excel and data entry experience.
Experience executing protocol-required tasks.
Knowledge of cardiology patient populations and ability to perform telephone screenings.
Ability to elicit clinically significant information from patients/subjects.
Demonstrated ability to perform lab duties safely and ship laboratory specimens on time
Must be able to work well with colleagues on a team while making an independent contribution to the research endeavors
Must be able to perform detailed work successfully
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with research subjects, study sponsors, and all research and clinical staff.
Ability to prepare IRB forms.
College level coursework completed in physiology, biology, biochemistry, microbiology.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have valid California Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule and occasional weekends.
Must be willing to handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).
May involve limited out-of-town travel to attend clinical trial start-up meetings.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.