This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
The UC San Diego Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is the cell therapy arm of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center and specializes in early phase, first-in-human trials. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is devoted to accelerating the translation of all types of stem cell research to safe and effective therapies. It attracts patients, funding agencies and study sponsors to participate in, support, and accelerate novel stem cell clinical trials and ancillary studies for a range of difficult diseases.
The Clinical Research Coordinator coordinates the clinical research efforts of the UCSD CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic. Responsible for coordinating clinical trials, such as screening for patient eligibility, data collection, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Assist the Regulatory Department with human subjects submissions, renewals, and safety reports. Directly communicate with assigned physicians and disease groups, including attending meetings when requested. Provide direct assistance to the Patient Care Coordinator in reviewing, verifying and maintaining university research account statements, bulk accounts, VELOS, EPIC, script logs and Departmental Research Agreements, sponsor invoicing and any additional tasks.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/15/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, or related field.
Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.
Experience completing clinical trials case report forms via hard copy and online.
Experience with research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.
Experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.
Experience interpreting medical charts and abstracting data from medical records.
Experience working with investigational drug authorization criteria.
Experience using statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as CREDIT, Access, Excel and MS Word.
Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written using grammatically correct English. Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including professional and non-professional staff and clients.
Experience with medical and clinical management systems EPIC and VELOS.
Experience working with x-rays, scans, and other diagnostic procedures.
Knowledge of hematology/oncology. Ability to differentiate various cancers by stage, histology, and site to determine patient eligibility for protocols and assure accurate randomization.
Experience administering psychosocial tests.
Must be able to obtain physical clearance and TB/fit test clearance.
Must be able to obtain annual TB/fit test clearance.
Must be able to travel to different locations and work weekends and evenings as needed.