Clinical Lab Assistant

UC San Diego - San Diego, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


The UCSD Autism Center of Excellence is a state-of-the-art multimodal autism research facility. The ACE applies full-scale psychometric testing, MRI/fMRI, DNA/RNA analysis, and multiple other paradigms to study of autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers. The ACE is part of the UCSD School of Medicine and offers a rich interdisciplinary environment.

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant is responsible for supporting clinical and research operations related to the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence’s early detection program. Responsibilities include interacting with pediatricians and their staff, summarizing study data, scheduling all patient-related activities via telephone and interacting with parents and children with autism as required to facilitate research activities.

The assistant will also use clinical tracking software to detail patient contact and activity and will assist research staff with administrative related issues. Conduct searches and maintain databases, files and records. Assist clinical research personnel with maintaining strong patient relations and engagement in longitudinal testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years clinical data entry or working with clinical trials data experience or two (2) years of college including Health related courses and one (1) year of clinical data entry or working with clinical trials data experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Strong computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, email system, and a variety of web-based programs.

  • Ability to create and maintain databases, perform standard computer tasks, learn new programs/applications with minimal direction, and exercise fast and entering data accurately.

  • Must be able to work concurrently on several projects, each with specific instructions that may differ from project to project. Ability and willingness to work independently and/or in a team framework.

  • Ability to effectively contribute to discussions regarding procedures and goals of unit. Ability to lead and/or participate in discussions regarding procedures and goals of unit.

  • Ability to work independently and understand and carry out detailed instructions. Ability to analyze information, practices and procedures to formulate logical and objective conclusions and make recommendations for effective solutions required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong, demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Possess skills of tact, poise, diplomacy, confidentiality and flexibility.

  • Must have ability to perform tasks accurately and in a timely manner with a minimum level of supervision and under frequent changes in priorities and deadlines.

  • Organizational skills in setting priorities, following through on assigned tasks, adhering to deadlines, working with competing deadlines necessary.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with EDC systems is a plus.
  • An understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines is necessary.
  • Previous experience in Clinical Data entry responsibilities including tracking CRFs
SPECIAL CONDITIONS Employment is subject to a criminal background check.