This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/07/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) has approximately 130 salaried faculty and is comprised of seven divisions: Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Global Health, Health Policy, and Preventive Medicine. Our mission is to improve Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic, and clinical research, education, and clinical care. Our patient care is provided at several ambulatory and hospital locations across the county as well as through multiple initiatives with the medically under-served in our community. With over $125 million in research grants and contracts, our award-winning faculty conduct innovative Public Health and clinical research at the intersection of behavioral and medical sciences to assess and understand chronic disease etiology, improve human health, and prevent disease at the individual and population level.
Under general direction of the Research Program Manager, the Phlebotomist and Research Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all aspects of data collection for multiple studies in the areas of nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and public health. Responsibilities include various aspects of data collection and study coordination to ensure the overall continued success of research projects. The Phlebotomist and Research Coordinator is responsible for facilitating a positive participant study experience consistent with the study protocol; organizing schedules for participant virtual visits and in-person visits to study clinic; obtaining informed consent; completing interviewer-administered surveys; supervising the transport, storage, and distribution of study meals; overseeing data and biospecimen collection; and processing specimens per specifications for analysis and storage.The coordinator also maintains participant files; creates participant reports and abnormal lab value notifications; track study participation; attend regular study meetings with study staff, clinician, and investigators; and create and present weekly reports of participants' status, adherence to study meals, and any issues that may threaten study participation.
Theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of public health, nutrition, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification in phlebotomy. Demonstrated ability to perform phlebotomy.
Experience with research and project coordination on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, and health equity.
Excellent written (using correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation), verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including co-workers, supervisor, investigators, collaborators, and study participants.
Computer skills, perform data entry, and use the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Access, PowerPoint), internet and data management software.
Demonstrated experience in research data collection and quality control.
Experience in public speaking, preparing and delivering presentations, planning and facilitating group events.
Demonstrated skill in problem-solving, critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
Experience conducting subject recruitment including obtaining informed consent, interviewing, and maintaining confidentiality.
Experience with specimen collection, laboratory procedures and values, and experience interpreting them to determine patient eligibility
Strong experience with data entry. Proficient knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as REDCap, MS Word, Excel, and Access. Experience and ability in working with database in a setting in which multiple users are accessing the database.
Proficiency in Spanish language.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be able to work various hours and location based on business needs.
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.