CENTER FOR MATERNAL AND FETAL PRECISION MEDICINE PROGRAM COORDINATOR (ACADEMIC COORDINATOR/ADMINISTRATOR)
POSITION SUMMARY: The UCSF Departments of Surgery and of Ob/Gyn have formed a Center for Maternal-Fetal Precision Medicine (https://mfprecision.ucsf.edu) focused on translational research activities, spanning from basic science through innovative treatments and diagnostics to clinical care, patient education, and policy. We are seeking an Academic Coordinator at the level of I, II, III, or Academic Administrator at the level of I - VII. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training. The Program Coordinator will provide comprehensive program management including research support for ongoing and future projects, which will be funded from government, industry, private, and institutional sources. As this is a new endeavor, the coordinator must be motivated, flexible, and capable of supporting various research activities and program investigators. In general, the coordinator’s activities will include IRB/Regulatory Support, Program Coordination, Lab Management, Contracts & Grants, Research Participant Recruitment, and Editorial Support.
This role is multifaceted and requires a high degree of independence, initiative, organization, and flexibility. We prefer if candidates have strong time management skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills to work closely with investigators and patients, public health background, prior experience in both clinical and basic research and excellent written and verbal skills. The coordinator will manage assigned projects to ensure timely completion of project milestones. Responsibilities also include convening and participating in multidisciplinary research meetings, assistance with regulatory aspects of patient recruitment such as IRB/CHR protocols; maintaining a social media presence to assist with patient and provider education, assistance with the creation, development, and implementation of efficient systems for compliance; patient recruitment in UCSF clinics including consenting, enrolling and biospecimen sample collection; aiding the education of faculty and lab fellows and staff on these highly detailed systems; data capture and analysis; literature searches; presenting at meetings; identification of new funding sources (including grant writing and submission); maintenance of laboratory certification requirements; and ordering laboratory and clinical research supplies.
Require a master’s degree in public health or statistics or biology. Previous medical research program management and laboratory experience is also required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Oversees and performs the full range of program planning, administrative, and other duties essential to the operation of the program. • S/he assists with study design, recruitment design and implementation, database management, and data analyses for various ongoing research studies within the program. • Helps develop materials for program marketing and presentations to potential donors and funders. • Identifies subjects, develops recruitment and retention strategies, screens and enrolls study subjects. Obtains informed consent; review information with subjects; and enroll participants. Oversee subject reimbursement. • Works with program coordinators and research assistants in collaborating programs to coordinate joint projects, patient recruitment, and other collaborative efforts. • Provides comprehensive pre-award support to divisional faculty and fellows, serving as the first point of contact for guidance on contracts/grants policies and procedures and as the liaison between division investigators, funding agencies, and campus administrative offices. Ensures the division's contract and grant proposals are in compliance with funding agency and University policies/procedures and that they meet the campus's strictly enforced proposal submission deadlines. The coordinator also advises faculty on funding opportunities and application strategy; works with investigators to develop grant proposals and budgets; and coordinates with on- and off-site co-investigators and subcontractors. The coordinator must be knowledgeable about current and projected salary caps, fringe benefit rates, and negotiated indirect cost rates. • Write and maintain study protocols for the Committee on Human Research (CHR) to ensure institutional review board approval of all study procedures. Renew, modify, and submit CHR applications and protocols. Ensure that protocol applications are submitted in a timely manner and serve as a liaison between CHR and study Investigators. Participate in and cooperate with any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols and prepare necessary documentation.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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, 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.