Study Coordinator, UCSF

Study Coordinator, UCSF

Category : Alumni

The Study Coordinator will join a collaborative and exciting team of researchers at the F.I. Proctor Foundation studying eye diseases in the U.S. and internationally. Researchers at the F.I. Proctor Foundation conduct randomized controlled trials and large epidemiological studies on ocular diseases that can cause blindness. The epidemiological studies involve large administrative databases and the trials involve domestic and international collaboration. This position requires an employee with excellent communication and organizational skills who can be relied upon to play an integral role in implementing and disseminating the results of research studies conducted at the F.I. Proctor Foundation.

The Study Coordinator will support the start-up of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multicenter, international clinical trial. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to contributing to the study design from a methodological standpoint, participating in the review and writing of protocols and study documents, helping to assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies, coordinating meetings with the study team, reporting study progress to investigators and other stakeholders, maintaining finances, and generating subcontracts.

This position requires excellent professionalism as the Study Coordinator will be working with governmental and academic regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and researchers. This position will involve domestic and international travel to study sites for implementation and monitoring of visits. Additionally, the Study Coordinator should have strong writing and communication skill as this employee will be responsible for conducting literature reviews, writing, editing, and formatting manuscripts, and managing and tracking the progress of manuscripts to high-impact medical journals. The person in this position must be comfortable working in a diverse team environment with little supervision to carry out their responsibilities. The employee should show a strong interest in clinical research and a desire to contribute to the state of knowledge on the prevention, treatment, and correlates of disease.

The F.I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology at UCSF is committed to engaging in research activities and providing state-of-art patient care that address infectious and inflammatory disease that cause blindness. The mission is the prevention of blindness worldwide through research and teaching focused on infectious and inflammatory eye disease.

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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• BA/BS degree with a major in related field (e.g. biostatistics, public health, epidemiology) and two years of experience in project management or clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Proficiency with computers, including ability to operate personal computer software (for example, Word, Access and Excel, email, electronic calendaring, Internet, et cetera) with sophisticated retrieval, storage, and merging capabilities
• Independence, planning and decision making abilities to complete assigned duties
• Time management skills and the flexibility to accommodate changing priorities in unit
• Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and work with frequent interruptions

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, public health or related field and two to three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations, and policies
• Excellent customer service skills, pleasant, helpful and patient
• Effective, efficient and tactful oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a team oriented setting, to prioritize work, and to follow through on routine assignments with minimal direction
• Ability to problem solve issues; listen, interpret and confirm understanding of others’ communications; and, to be objective
• Understanding of HIPAA and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval process
• Ability to develop budgets and track finances
• Experience in writing, editing, and reviewing scientific manuscripts
• Experience conducting literature reviews and writing scientific papers
• Experience in clinical research or demonstrated research or training experience that translates into a clinical research setting
• Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology

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