JOB OVERVIEW The Academic Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director of Clinical Research and the Principal investigators of the award. The candidate should have experience in managing a team responsible for developing software, technology-oriented products or a large clinical research project. Excellent organizational skills, comfort with technology and technology development, expert computer skills (able to rapidly adapt software solutions to project and team management) and ability to manage a team with diverse jobs and skills (eg. research coordinators and software programmers) are required. Skills and/or experience in agile project management, digital marketing, technology management, and the ability to analyze complex interactions between end-users and their environment with usage analytics are highly desired. Experience with clinical research, working knowledge of regulatory needs (eg. IRB) and experience with software privacy and security are also pluses.
The position requires excellent written and verbal skills. The candidate will be involved in writing progress reports, tracking milestones, keeping the team on track, and proactively anticipating potential problems and making adjustments to compensate. This job requires understanding strategies to advance research and infrastructure, sound project management principles, analysis and strategic planning as well as possess the ability to master relevant information technology and administrative systems.
THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the UCSF School of Medicine. To advance health, the Department of Medicine develops and supports innovators in patient-centered care, scientific discovery, medical education and public policy across four main sites (Parnassus, SFGH, VAMC, and Mt. Zion) and 39 divisions. The Cardiology Division at Parnassus/Mt. Zion runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through ACGME and non-ACGME training programs.
Building on the success of the Health eHeart Study at UC San Francisco, the National Institutes of Health awarded $9.75 million to UCSF for the creation of Health ePeople, a platform that will enable investigators to conduct mobile and wireless health research in a less costly, more streamlined manner. The research platform will accelerate mobile health (mHealth) by providing researchers with easy access to a large cohort of volunteers who have agreed to participate in the research, along with a quick, affordable means for collecting their health data through mobile and wireless technologies. Health ePeople builds off the innovative Health eHeart Study, which harnesses the power of online and mobile technology to gather cardiovascular data from study participants through devices such as smartphone apps, ECG smartphone cases and portable blood pressure cuffs.
Required Qualifications • BA or BS or an MPH and 4-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, or experience that provides equivalent knowledge and skills • Expert computer skills; Proficiency with or ability to rapidly learn personal computer programs including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio or Omnigraffle • At least 3 years of project management experience • Experience managing cross-functional projects • Detail oriented; strong analytical and research skills using online sources and databases; able to seek and synthesize information • Ability to work with minimal oversight to manage deadlines and due dates • Ability to develop and interpret a budget
Preferred Qualifications • Certification in Project Management • Expert in Project Management Software (e.g. Google Docs, GitHub, ASANA etc.) • Agile software management • Marketing expertise, particularly digital marketing • Familiarity or expertise in using and/or interpreting web usage analytics • Experience in managing software development or technology-based projects • Healthcare background • Digital health knowledge • Clinical research experience
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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.