Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Location
California, United States
Posted
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2019
Ref
81110
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Code: 4921
Grade: E

The Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and the coordination of an ongoing clinical research projects.

The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will work under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator, clinical research manager and study coordinator/supervisor.

Duties include: 

• Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements. 
• Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires. 
• Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence. 
• Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. 
• Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
• Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
• Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol. 
• Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
• Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
• Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
• Coordinate assessments performed by independent evaluators 
• Coordinate quality control quarterly meetings for independent evaluators 
• Monitor internal clinical studies and present monitoring forms to the quarterly clinical operations meetings 
• Lead the study specific weekly meeting 
• Process consultation invoices 

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Excellent writing and communication skills.
• Highly detail oriented.
• Prior experience with blood sample preparation.
• Knowledge of common biosafety procedures.
• BA/BS in Psychology, Human Biology or a related field
• Clinical research experience, particularly with mental health patients
• Knowledge of good clinical practice (GCP) in clinical research
• Ability to organize work and multi-task
• Experience with maintenance of clinical study binders and interface with electronic record-keeping methodologies

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

• General knowledge of medical terminology.
• Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
• Demonstrated success in following through and completing routine tasks.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task. .

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

Working toward professional certification(s) for clinical research. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

• Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping. 
• Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
• Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
• May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
• May require travel to areas within driving distance to collect samples.