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The Department of Reproductive Medicine is involved with teaching, patient care, and research in the areas of human reproduction. The department also provides primary and preventive health care for women. The Department of Reproductive Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part time Clinical Research Associate in the Family Planning Division. The Family Planning Division provides clinical care and conducts research on contraceptive methods, unintended pregnancy and miscarriage.
The Clinical Research Associate will recruit subjects, and coordinate protocols for research studies conducted at the University of California, San Diego Family Planning Division. They will work closely with the Principal Investigators, clinical staff, trainees and research staff to perform duties as assigned. They will maintain regulatory compliance for the conduct of Human Subjects approved protocols.
Under general supervision, recruit and screen research subjects for multiple ongoing studies investigating areas of Family Planning. Perform informed consent process with study participants. Coordinate and schedule research subject study visits. Perform research subject study visits with training and supervision including: interviews, focus groups and administering surveys either in person, online or over the phone. Review subjects' medical record to extract specific information and complete study questionnaire for each subject.
Record subject enrollment numbers and other data for study records. Follow up with study participants in person and over the phone. Attend Family Planning division and research staff meetings as needed. Perform data entry and assist in REDCap database creation and maintenance. Conduct inventory and order study supplies. Assist in orientation of new study participants. Answer participant questions about the study protocol and procedures; notify appropriate staff of study problems or complications reported by subjects.
Theoretical knowledge in biological sciences or related field; or equivalent experience in health services setting. Strong theoretical knowledge in biology, medicine, or related field.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with health professionals, patients, and caregivers.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to elicit patient cooperation and work in interdisciplinary team harmoniously.
Proven experience using various software packages such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and databases such as Excel or Access to prepare various research reports for presentation and data analyses.
Demonstrated experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.
Demonstrated experience tracking clinical data and contribution of clinical staff to research projects.
Demonstrated interest in reproductive health and commitment to reproductive justice and abortion access.
Demonstrated ability to execute complex tasks on time with little to no supervision.
Experience in establishing and maintaining relationship with outside agencies and in-house groups to recruit subjects into Clinical Research Studies.
Experience in recruiting research subjects into clinical studies. Knowledge of informed consent issues.
Bilingual in both English and Spanish.
College Degree in social, behavioral, health or biomedical sciences OR two years of college coursework in these fields; OR at least two (2) years experience working in human subjects research.
Must be available for working according to variable schedules including occasional weekends.
Must be able to work occasional extended shifts and/or flexible hours.
Must have a valid California driver's license and/or reliable transportation. Must be willing to travel off-site.
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