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Clinical Research Assistant at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

The Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program oversees clinical care and human subjects-based research operations, functioning within the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Under the general supervision of the Clinical Research Supervisor, the Clinical Research Assistant will administratively support all aspects of clinical trial execution and program administration.

The Clinical Research Assistantu0027s responsibilities will include the following: representing the research program in ILD clinics (consenting patients for the ILD Database study and collecting biological samples and other data), pre-screening of patients to gather medical information and determine eligibility, which includes speaking to patients in-person or via telephone to determine availability; scheduling of research visits, scheduling protocol-mandated tests with ancillary departments (e.g.,CT scans ); preparation of study binders/charts for patients who are new participants (e.g., creating master case report forms, printing source documents); collecting and preparing biological samples and/or kits for patient visits and the biorepository; processing and storing /shipping biological samples during and after patient visits (specimens are accurately processed and labeled and stored/shipped in accordance with Federal and individual study standards); entering research data onto Case Report Forms (CRF s) or into computer-based systems (eCRF s) in a timely fashion; submitting applications for new studies to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as renewing and modifying existing studies; processing reimbursement requests for patients who incur costs during study participations (e.g., mileage, parking, bridge tolls); and that all necessary supplies for management of clinical trials is on hand and within acceptable date ranges.

The Clinical Research Assistantu0027s responsibilities will include the following: supporting the interstitial lung disease nurse with the weekly ILD Clinic and ILD Conference operations; the ILD Support group; marketing and outreach (e.g., ILD Newsletter production and distribution; ILD patient appreciation luncheon, maintenance of referring physician and patient contact databases); maintaining ILD Clinic supplies (e.g., folders, handouts); and providing general administrative support as needed.

The mission of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Division is to be a leader in the provision of comprehensive medical care to patients with pulmonary disease, critical illness, allergic diseases and sleep disorders, to be an engine for innovative research aimed at elucidating basic mechanisms of disease, to translate our research activities into new clinical initiatives, and to provide a rich training environment for the next generation of international leaders in basic, translational and clinical research.

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: High school graduation and four years of related administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience working with patients in a healthcare setting
Experience working in clinical trials
Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, email, and web-based applications
Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and re-prioritize responsibilities as necessary
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with patients, department administrators, staff at all levels, and non-university personnel
Possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and cooperate with the research team
Ability to demonstrate proficiency in technical procedures


Preferred Qualifications: BA/BS degree with a major in a related field and at least one year experience in administrative or management position with responsibility for task completion, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Phlebotomy Certificate/License- highly preferred

License/Certification: n/a

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.