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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
The Clinical Data Assistant is responsible for assisting with the ongoing collection, quality assurance, and analysis of data for the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) GU study team. Assists with data entry, database corrections, and report generation using web-based databases. Cleans, organizes and imports/exports data files and generates several weekly and monthly reports for the Cutaneous study team. Assists in creating Standard Operating Procedures for accurate data entry and training of research staff. Communicates with clinical research project coordinators, Principal Investigators, study sponsors, CROs, and other research staff. Assists with follow-up requests for data as necessary and assure comprehensiveness of individual patient data records. Completes research data case report forms.
Assists in the preparation for audits conducted by industry, national cooperative group and/or Clinical Trials Office. Assist with compiling and reviewing statistical data (new patients, relapses, deaths, admissions, number of transfusions, number of days on antibiotic therapy, etc.) and provide reports as requested by Principal Investigators. Assist with patient consenting to collection protocols. Assist with laboratory procedures while ensuring the integrity of the studies. Transport patient samples to lab per specifications and process for storage and shipment. Document the processing procedures and sample shipment information. The Data Assistant will maintain inventory and supplies relating to collection, processing, and shipping. Assist with coordination of specimen packaging and shipping with outside laboratories. Assist with sample management for investigators/coordinators and sponsors.
Theoretical knowledge in a biological life science or related discipline; or equivalent education and experience.
Familiarity with clinical research activities and guidelines related to consent, ethical conduct and protection of human subjects.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to handle blood for processing and shipping. Ability to handle patients' biological samples, process samples, and/or store and ship samples.
Proficiency using computer software applications including word processing and database applications and email. Accurate computer word-processing and database/data entry skills. Experience producing reports, graphs and/or spreadsheets to generate and track required data.
Strong ability to work with large central databases. Ability to accurately collect, record, transcribe and synthesize clinical data. Familiarity in reviewing large data sets and/or processing and maintaining data.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task and meet ever changing priorities and timelines. Ability to display consistent accuracy with great attention to fine details.
Knowledge to comply with the State of California laboratory guidelines/requirements regarding biosafety/universal precautions for processing patient samples.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization, exercising tact, mature judgment, diplomacy.
Flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness. Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.