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Clinical Research Coordinator
University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Full Time


Job Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will perform independently or with general direction at the fully operational journey level of the series to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Clinical Research Supervisor and/or Principal Investigator (PI); may coordinate the data collection and operations of several concurrent clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols, UCSF and regulating agency policies. 

The CRC’s duties may include, but will not be limited to supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of single or multiple clinical research studies, depending on their size and complexity; act as intermediary between services and departments while overseeing data and specimen management; manage and report on study results; create, clean, update, and manage databases and comprehensive datasets and reports; coordinate staff work schedules, assist with training of Assistant CRCs, and assist Clinical Research Supervisor and/or PI with oversight of other research staff; manage Investigator’s protocols in the Committee on Human Research (CHR) online system, as well as renewals and modifications of protocol applications and the implementation of new studies; 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; oversee 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; report study progress to investigators; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols.

Department Description

The Division of Rheumatology is a part of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. The mission of the Rheumatology Division includes research, teaching and patient care. The Division has activities at multiple sites including Parnassus, Laurel Heights and Mission Bay. The Division runs several clinical practices, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars. In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with DOM and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs, large clinical, federal, and privately supported research programs and seven faculty laboratories.

The Rheumatology Division has 17 full-time faculty, nine clinical fellows, seven post-doctoral research fellows, seven WOS faculty, and 23 research and administrative staff. The Division has a sponsored research portfolio of $10+ million per year including over 40 sponsored awards, as well at the Russell Engleman Rheumatology Research Center which has an endowment principal of $30 million and generates income of $1.3 million per year in support of its clinical, research, training, and service missions. The PREMIER Center is a P30 resource-based core center funded by NIH / NIAMS. Its mission is to promote research in precision medicine across the UCSF campus through the provision of specific services, consultations, educational activities, and pilot funding.

Required Qualifications

•    HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Windows.
•    Understanding of patient population to create rapport and a relationship, while also giving insight to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation.
•    Experience with electronic medical records.
•    Demonstrated proficiency with medical terminology.
•    Experience working with patients or study subjects.
•    Ability to abstract data from medical records and transfer it to data collection forms or directly into databases.
•    Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills; excellent organizational skills; and excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse team.
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment; project management and coordination skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects.

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications


About UCSF

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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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.

Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)


Parnassus Heights (SF)

Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or as arranged

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