The primary responsibility of the position is to assist the principal investigators with collecting data from patients enrolled in clinical trials. This will include recruiting and obtaining consent from subjects, performing computer-based cognitive tests, and assisting with obtaining data from physiological monitors during surgery in the operating room. Organizing and archiving data from these studies is also involved. These duties will be supervised by principal investigators from the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care.
A secondary responsibility of the position is to assist in studies that involve pre-clinical testing of medical monitors that non-invasively read the level of oxygen in blood or tissues. An example of these monitors are pulse oximeters which are devices that are used in just about every aspect of patient care. The work takes place at the UCSF Department of Anesthesia Hypoxia Research Laboratory.
The Specialist is an integral part of the clinical research process. Duties may include: performing assays on blood samples obtained during testing, enrolling and following up with study subjects, screening potential subjects, entering data into case report forms (CRFs), monitoring inventory of trial supplies and equipment, maintain laboratory equipment, manage subject follow-up according to protocol requirements, and work with sponsor companies for pre-study site feasibility visits and manage the calendar for studies.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher and experience working in some area of biomedical research.
Additional Qualifications: Excellent oral communication skills
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.