Clinical Research Coordinator

The University of California
June 23, 2022
San Francisco
Job Type
Work Setting


The Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment program seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with an interest in environmental health and maternal and child health. The CRC will carry out study-related
activities for the clinical research conducted by the program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will independently, or with general direction, execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Clinical Research Supervisor, the Associate Director of
Research, and/or Principal Investigator (PI).

The individual’s duties may include, but will not be limited to, supporting the management and coordination of single or multiple clinical research studies, depending on their size and complexity; acting as an intermediary between services and departments while collecting data and biospecimens; reporting on study progress and results; assist with training of new staff; contribute to submissions of protocols in the UCSF IRB online system, as well as renewals and modifications applications; participate in the review and writing of protocols to ensure institutional review board
approval within University compliance; help assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies; maintain study data integrity; implement and maintain periodic quality control procedures; interface with departments to
obtain UCSF approval prior to study initiation; maintain all regulatory documents; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols, and perform other duties as assigned. Due to the population that this position will potentially interact with, proficiency in the Spanish language (read, write, speak) is required.

Department Description

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Ob, Gyn & RS) are a major academic Department in the School of Medicine, engaged in clinical, research, and training activities at the Parnassus, Mt. Zion, and San Francisco General Hospital campuses, the Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital at Mission Bay, as well as satellite locations throughout the Bay Area, with an annual operating budget of $142 million. The Department has 111 full-time faculty, 117 other academic appointees, 13 post-doctoral fellows, 20 clinical fellows, 32 residents, 138 voluntary clinical faculty, and 270 staff. The mission of the UCSF Department of Ob, Gyn & Reproductive Sciences is to improve the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation, and leadership in Patient Care, Scientific Discovery, Education, Advocacy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. “Leading the way in women’s health.”

Required Qualifications

  • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish (read, write, speak) language.
  • Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments, and outside institutions; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population.
  • Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple  projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in the usage of the Committee of Human Research (CHR) online iMEDris system for submission, renewal, and modification of protocols through this system.
  • Understanding of patient population to create rapport and a relationship, while also giving insight into what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation.
  • Experience with electronic medical records.
  • Knowledge of location-specific and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality, and HIPPA regulations, following the location's mission statement and purpose for research, and a clear understanding of policies and procedures on patient safety and confidentiality (electronic and hard copy medical records, patient charts, communication, etc.); knowledge of medical terminology, research policies and guidelines, guidelines for packing/shipping infectious substances, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following: Access, Stata, SASS/ SPSS, and Teleform programming platforms.
  • Experience applying the following regulations and guidelines: Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, Health Information and Accountability Act (HIPAA), The Protection of Human Research Subjects, CHR regulations for recruitment and consent of research subjects, Effective Cash Handling Procedures, Environmental Health and Safety Training, Fire Safety Training
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