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The Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center (POMDC), has been designated as a Center of Excellence in the National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) global network. This recognition represents the consensus of leaders in the field that the POMDC is among the world' leading centers for Parkinson's research, outreach and care. The center brings together faculty and staff who specialize in movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and related disorders, to work together as a multidisciplinary and comprehensive group to provide personalized state-of-the-art care to each patient. Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, control, quality and ease of movement.
The UC San Diego Movement Disorder Center is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic, therapeutic, palliative and supportive care to patients with movement disorders. The MDC is conducting clinical trials to evaluate existing drugs that can slow disease progression as well as studies to identify biomarkers to enable early and accurate diagnosis of the diseases. The MDC collaborates with investigators both within the UC System and outside the System. Our main objective is to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families and caregivers, while searching for significant ways to advance knowledge of these disorders through a multidisciplinary clinical and research team.
Under supervision, the Clinical Researcher is responsible for independently executing clinical trials activities including 1) participate in the planning, development and implementation of clinical research projects/studies related to Parkinson's disease, atypical Parkinson's disorders, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, multiple system atrophy, Lewy body disease, dementia and other related disorders, 2) provide coordination, testing, guidance and develop protocols in the execution of clinical research, 3) monitor clinical trials, study related activities and provide recruitment support and, 4) oversee human subjects and regulatory affairs (Institutional, State, and Federal) for the movement disorders team. Researcher will act as a liaison with UCSD departments, clinical research organizations (CRO), industry sponsors/contacts and community clinics/agencies.
Theoretical knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology and concepts, and/or biological science, as typically attained by a Bachelor's Degree in pharmacy, biology, hematology, or social sciences, sufficient to prepare, review and understand the contents of medical research protocols and amendments.
Experience with multiple clinical research projects with complex logistics involving multi-sites and priorities. Ability to work with others in achieving organizational goals and deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and learn study procedures from protocols. Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Working knowledge of FDA regulations, OPRP, HRPP policies and procedures, and HIPAA. Familiarity with the code of federal regulations (CFRs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and other regulations for the conduct of clinical research.
Experience working with clinical trials research activities, regulatory compliance, guidelines related to informed consent, ethical conduct, and protection of human subjects. Ability to interpret and comprehending complex clinical research protocols, activities and guidelines.
Knowledge of neurological disease such as Parkinson's, dementia, Atypical Parkinson's Disorders, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration, Multiple System Atrophy, Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body Disease and other related disorders.
Proven experience with regulations and legislation regarding the protection of human subjects. These include regulations under federal policies, FDA and other compliance agencies or directive.
Experience conducting neuropsychometric test batteries such as Digit Span Forward, Digit Span Backward, Verbal Fluency FAS, Wais-R Digit Symbol Substitution test, Category Fluency test, Trail Making Test and Clock Drawing Test, ADAS-Cog (Certification needed) and the Mini mental Status Exam (MMSEs).
Demonstrated ability to create or modify Informed Consent documents that comply with HRPP, FDA and other governing agencies.
Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice. Ability to abstract informa
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