Clinical Research Coordinator Assistant - 64901-1A

Updated: Feb 14, 2024
Location: Orange-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Peds Developmental & Behav

Job Opening ID: 64901
Reports To: Assistant Professor in Residence
Working Title: Clinical Research Coordinator Assistant
Department: Peds Developmental & Behav
Bargaining Unit: RX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009336
Job Location: Orange, UCI Medical Center
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Staff
 
Position Summary:
 
Under general direction of the principal investigator(s), the incumbent coordinates and is accountable for the overall administration and outcome of several clinical research studies, requiring advanced-level knowledge and skills. The incumbent additionally provides leadership and oversight to lower-level staff research associates and other support personnel. Our research program broadly examines the effects of maternal stress and stress-related biobehavioral processes during pregnancy on fetal, newborn, infant and child developmental and health outcomes, and the maternal-placental-fetal endocrine, immune and metabolic mechanisms that may mediate these effects. The outcomes of interest of the current study include newborn/infant stem cell characteristics, and newborn, infant and child body composition (adiposity) and metabolism function. The methods used to collect data include structured interviews and questionnaires, laboratory-based protocols, assays of biological tissues (blood, saliva, urine), isolation and culture of newborn stem cells, whole-body imaging of newborns, infants and children using air displacement plethysmography (PEA POD) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and abstraction of clinical data from the medical records. This position requires strong organizational and methodological skills. Experience in aseptic technique and cell culture is an asset. Specific responsibilities and key duties involve screening, recruitment, scheduling and retention of study participants (pregnant and postpartum women and their infants), collection of psychological, behavioral, biological and clinical data at study visits, abstraction of data from medical records, management of research databases, isolation and culture of stem cells from newborn blood and tissues, processing and storage of biospecimens (e.g., blood, saliva, urine), and management and ordering of research supplies for the clinical and laboratory spaces. Other responsibilities include attendance and co-ordination of weekly research team meetings, supervision of junior staff, oversight of research protocols/ procedures, preparation of regulatory documentation for IRB, and acting as a liaison between collaborating departments/ institutions (ICTS, CCR, UCI Labor & Delivery unit, off-site research partners). In addition to English, fluency in spoken and written Spanish is strongly preferred.
 
Under general direction of the principal investigator(s), the incumbent coordinates and is accountable for the overall administration and outcome of several clinical research studies, requiring advanced-level knowledge and skills. The incumbent additionally provides leadership and oversight to lower-level staff research associates and other support personnel. Our research program broadly examines the effects of maternal stress and stress-related biobehavioral processes during pregnancy on fetal, newborn, infant and child developmental and health outcomes, and the maternal-placental-fetal endocrine, immune and metabolic mechanisms that may mediate these effects. The outcomes of interest of the current study include newborn/infant stem cell characteristics, and newborn, infant and child body composition (adiposity) and metabolism function. The methods used to collect data include structured interviews and questionnaires, laboratory-based protocols, assays of biological tissues (blood, saliva, urine), isolation and culture of newborn stem cells, whole-body imaging of newborns, infants and children using air displacement plethysmography (PEA POD) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and abstraction of clinical data from the medical records. This position requires strong organizational and methodological skills. Experience in aseptic technique and cell culture is an asset. Specific responsibilities and key duties involve screening, recruitment, scheduling and retention of study participants (pregnant and postpartum women and their infants), collection of psychological, behavioral, biological and clinical data at study visits, abstraction of data from medical records, management of research databases, isolation and culture of stem cells from newborn blood and tissues, processing and storage of biospecimens (e.g., blood, saliva, urine), and management and ordering of research supplies for the clinical and laboratory spaces. Other responsibilities include attendance and co-ordination of weekly research team meetings, supervision of junior staff, oversight of research protocols/ procedures, preparation of regulatory documentation for IRB, and acting as a liaison between collaborating departments/ institutions (ICTS, CCR, UCI Labor & Delivery unit, off-site research partners). In addition to English, fluency in spoken and written Spanish is strongly preferred.
 
Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.
The expected pay range for this recruitment is $26.60 - $43.82 (Hourly Rate). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $26.60 - $43.82 (Hourly Rate).
 
Department Website:

 

https://www.pediatrics.uci.edu/

 

Required:
 
  • Bachelors or Masters degree from accredited college/university. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with study participants (adults, infants and children) and staff. 
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly. Demonstrated organizational skills, and ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Able to assess problems and make sound/ ethical decisions. 
  • Ability to write protocols, manage their implementation, and develop strategies for quality control. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with the clinical research process, including recruitment, biospecimen collection and processing, and data management. 
  • Knowledge of computer applications; comfortable learning and working with new programs. 
  • Verification of valid driver license, car insurance, and pass the standard University background check. 
  • Flexible schedule; ability to work some evenings and weekends.
 
Preferred:
 
  • Experience working with pregnant women, newborns, infants and children. 
  • Experience with tissue culture or molecular biology techniques. 
  • Experience working in a clinical research setting and in human subjects recruitments. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is strongly desired. 
  • Current phlebotomy license or willingness to obtain license. 
  • Experience with handling biological specimens and laboratory processing procedures. 
  • Experience with collection of anthropometric measures (weight, height, circumference measures, skinfold thicknesses). 
  • Training in effective handling practices of infants who are undergoing MRI/DTI/DXA scans.
 

Conditions of Employment:


The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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