Research Coordinator


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Location: San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

Posted On: 07/29/2021

Employment Type: FULL TIME

Job ID : 00254b48b110


Job Summary

The Research Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) to execute, manage, and coordinate the research protocol for at least one randomized trial study of a smartphone-based intervention to promote smoking cessation. The Research Coordinator also may coordinate the data collection and operations of the research study under the guidelines of the research protocol. 

The Research Coordinator’s duties may include, but will not be limited to supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of the randomized trial; manage relationships with the software developer and potential partners in participant recruitment; act as intermediary between services and departments while overseeing data; manage and report on study results; coordinate staff work schedules; 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; 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 Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) is an organized research unit within the School of Medicine (SOM). Its faculty members work on health economics, social determinants of health, the organization and financing of health care, and quality of care. The primary purposes of IHPS are to advance knowledge of health services and health policies through basic and applied research; to contribute to the solution of health and social problems through the application of research findings to health policy issues at the national, state, and local levels.

Required Qualifications

• HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities
• Experience in statistical analysis using the programs Stata and/or R
• Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for presentation of results
• 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
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of people (faculty, staff, vendors, etc.)
• Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines
• Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Post-baccalaureate training (Master’s or certificate program) in clinical research
• Experience with the design of randomized controlled trials
• Experience with research on smoking cessation and mobile health
• 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
• Knowledge of UCSF and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, following the UCSF mission statement and purpose for research, and clear understanding of policies and procedures on patient safety and confidentiality (electronic and hard copy medical records, patient charts, communication, etc.)

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Job category: Clinical Research Coordinators