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Clinical Research Coordinator - POstmortem Systematic InvesTigation of Sudden Cardiac Death (POST SCD) Study

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
June 30, 2023

Clinical Research Coordinator - POstmortem Systematic InvesTigation of Sudden Cardiac Death (POST SCD) Study

Department of Cardiology

Full Time


Job Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will execute, manage, and coordinate the routine duties of the Postmortem Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Death (POST-SCD) research program alongside with another CRC under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) and/or study team. Learn more about the lab here, .

POST SCD is a clinical research laboratory with a multidisciplinary teamand collaborations with local and federal agencies to comprehensively characterize the burden, underlying causes, and risk factors of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in our prototypic, diverse U.S. community.
It is a first of its kind partnership between cardiac electrophysiology specialists and the County Medical Examiner to perform comprehensive autopsies and antemortem medical history review for every incident out-of-hospital sudden death within the County of San Francisco.

The CRC's duties may include, but not be limited to, supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of single or multiple clinical research studies, depending on their size and complexity; act as intermediary between research team and collaborators while overseeing data and specimen management; manage and report on study results; create, clean, update, and manage databases and comprehensive datasets and reports, manage Investigator's protocols in the Committee on Human Research online system, as well as renewals and modifications of protocol applications and the implementation of new studies; participate in the review and writing of protocols to ensure institutional review board approval within University compliance; help assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies; oversee study data integrity; implement and maintain periodic quality control procedures; interface with departments to obtain UCSF approval prior to study initiation; maintain all regulatory documents; report study progress to investigators; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols; and perform other duties as assigned.

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Department Description

The Department of Cardiology is the largest department in the UCSF School of Medicine. To advance health, the Department of Medicine develops and supports innovators in patient-centered care, scientific discovery, medical education and public policy across five main sites (Mission Bay, Parnassus, ZSFG, VAMC, and Mt. Zion) and 39 divisions. The Division of Cardiology is one of the largest clinical, research and training divisions of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. Within the Division are sub-specialty sections for: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; and Prevention. The Division runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research via large clinical, Federal, and privately supported research programs and six faculty laboratories, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through ACGME as well as non-ACGME training programs.

Required Qualifications

  • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities; and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Attention to detail; articulate; self-motivated; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with study subjects, team members, other departments and outside collaborators; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population.
  • Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines.
  • Previous research experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and reliability
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and discretion in sensitive communications with patients, victim's families, physicians, and others.
  • Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise discretion, making sound decisions when evaluating urgent situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and report detailed status updates to research team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS), rigor of science education.
  • Science, research, or medical background.
  • Experience with biostatistics and epidemiological analytic techniques.
  • Fluency in the usage of Committee of Human Research (CHR) online iMEDris system for submission, renewal, and modification of protocols through this system.
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro software for data collection and management.
  • Previous budget management experience.
  • Experience with electronic and hardcopy medical records.
  • Knowledge of UCSF and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality and HIPAA regulations, following the UCSF mission statement and purpose for research, and a clear understanding of policies and procedures on patient safety and confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, research policies and guidelines, guidelines for packing/shipping infectious substances, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following: Access, Stata, SAS/ SPSS, and Teleform programming platforms.
  • Excellent computer skills and expert familiarity with the following software programs: Microsoft Office (especially Microsoft Excel) and graphic programs (Adobe).

About UCSF

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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

University Professional Technical Employees - Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)

Employee Class





Parnassus Heights (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm