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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 PI has been awarded an NIH R01 research grant which will investigate how extra beats in the top chamber of the heart contribute to the development of the most common abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation.  Patient enrollment and monitoring will be facilitated by the Eureka platform, which harnesses the power of online and mobile technology to gather cardiovascular data from study participants through devices such as smartphone apps.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will perform independently or with general direction at the operational journey level of the series to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Project Manager of Specialty Centers and the PI, Chief, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology.  They 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 identifying and contacting patients for inclusion in clinical trials, attending procedures in the electrophysiology laboratory to assist in collecting clinical research data, support 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, assist with training of Assistant CRCs; manage Investigator’s protocols in Investigational Review Board (IRB) 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 Department of Cardiology is the largest department in the UCSF School of Medicine. To advance health, the Department of Medicine develops and supports innovators in patient-centered care, scientific discovery, medical education and public policy across five main sites (Mission Bay, Parnassus, ZSFG, VAMC, and Mt. Zion) and 39 divisions. The Division of Cardiology is one of the largest clinical, research and training divisions of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. Within the Division are sub-specialty sections for: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; and Prevention. The Division runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research via large clinical, Federal, and privately supported research programs and six faculty laboratories, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through ACGME as well as non-ACGME training programs.

Required Qualifications

•    HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities; and/or equivalent experience/training
•    Attention to detail;
•    Strong interpersonal skills;
•    Excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments and outside institutions;
•    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

•    Science, research, or medical background
•    Fluency in the usage of 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 to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation.
•    Experience with electronic medical records.
•    Knowledge of UCSF and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality and HIPPA regulations, following the UCSF 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

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)


Mission Bay (SF), Parnassus Heights (SF)

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

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