This is a UC San Diego internal recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System staff only.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/17/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/19/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Women's Pelvic Medicine research group includes 4 fulltime and 1 part time faculty, 1 research faculty, rotating clinical fellows/residents and a seasoned SRA who has worked with the group since 2007 and responsible for the coordination of our long standing research center. The unit participates in 2 large NIH sponsored, multi-centered research networks and a variety of industry sponsored trials: 1). the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) conducts a variety of clinical trials (medical, surgical and therapeutic) focused on treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The protocols are developed by the Steering Committee of the PFDN and carried out by 7 clinical sites around the nation. 2). The Prevention of Lower Urinary Symptoms (PLUS) network is a trans-disciplinary group of investigators developing a research agenda for the prevention of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS). The group is currently focused on implementing focus group protocols and qualitative research in the area of bladder health and prevention of LUTS and the UCSD site is tasked with recruiting and enrolling Spanish speaking participants for our initial studies. Current industry sponsored trials include observational longitudinal studies of women undergoing prolapse and incontinence surgeries. Additional studies conducted within the department of Reproductive Medicine are ongoing and require coordinator support to enroll subjects in urinary specimen collection studies and a fetal monitoring trial assessing new technologies.
Incumbent is independently responsible for multiple study protocols for the UCSD Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Women and Pelvic Medicine's Research Group. Under the supervision of the PI, responsibilities will include coordination and oversight of start- up procedures, study implementation, recruitment, subject screening, enrollment, and maintenance of subjects throughout multiple studies. This includes coordinating with various organizations including the PLUS network, the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN), and the regulatory submissions of protocol materials to the IRB, maintenance of study materials and organization of research activities for all PLUS related research. Under supervision, the incumbent will act as the UCSD site manager and process all human subjects for the UCSD site and responsible for assisting with grant renewals and submission of grants and protocols in conjunction with the PI. Translate from English to Spanish complex study documents including questionnaires, consent forms, IRB applications, abstracts, journal manuscripts and study correspondence; and translate from Spanish to English 1-2 hour in-depth qualitative interviews.
Oversee the day to day aspects of trials. Incumbent will be responsible for protocol development, writing proposals, progress reports and manuscripts, creating informational and recruitment materials, overseeing the project budgets and day to day patient activities, as well as acting as a liaison with other UCSD departments, community clinics I agencies, and collaborator subsites for the purpose of implementation and management of studies. Assure compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines. This position will require developing, updating and refining Standard Operating Procedures that serve as the basis for the Program at the site; developing and maintaining a study data bases, including quality control of data.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Three or more years of relevant experience.
Bilingual Spanish/English (written and verbal).
Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents.
Thorough knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research design; scientific research concepts and terminology.
Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking, and writing.
Conflict of Interest: Understanding of stock options, consulting agreements and other corporate documents related to research and analysis of potential conflicts of interest.
Experience coordinating complex clinical trials in a diseased population wi
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