This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/07/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.
UCSD's Office of Coverage Analysis Administration (OCAA) is dedicated to ensuring billing compliance for clinical research. The department performs a comprehensive analysis of the clinical trial protocol, budget, contract and informed consent to determine what may be billable to insurance based on federal/state billing regulations including Medicare's National Coverage Decision (NCD) 310.1 as well as other third-party billing rules. It ensures consistent application of Medicare rules across studies, and consistent application of study documents. The office works closely with the clinical researcher and their study teams and central offices that include the Office of IRB Administration (OIA), the Office of Clinical Trials Administration (OCTA), and Revenue Cycle's Clinical Research Billing (CRB) department to assure harmonization of regulatory and budgetary processes in clinical trials.
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Office of Coverage Analysis Administration (OCAA), the incumbent will develop and negotiate budgets for industry sponsored clinical trials. Responsibilities include the review and analysis of clinical trial protocols to ensure appropriate cost and resource allocation of conducting the clinical trial at UCSD is fully captured in the budget. The incumbent will ensure appropriate research rates are applied to the budget and will negotiate the budget with the sponsor. The incumbent is required to interface, advise and consult with faculty and staff and central offices on research-related financial issues.
The incumbent will apply skills as an experienced professional with a full understanding of clinical trial industry practices and organizational policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Responsibilities will include working through problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Incumbent must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Contacts are both internal and external to UCSD.
Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.
Demonstrated experience analyzing and drafting complex clinical trial budgets and negotiating mutually satisfying terms and conditions.
Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Advanced Excel and Access Database skills; competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Thorough knowledge of financial data management and reporting systems. Thorough knowledge of financial principles and excellent mathematical, accounting, and analytical skills to perform research and develop and compile data into accurate, concise, and complex reports.
Effective interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Demonstrated ability to make financial/business decisions based on complex clinical trial protocols and long-range financial projections.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and use discretionary practices. Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, reliability, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.
Possess substantial knowledge of the programs and philosophy of Health Sciences; understanding and supporting the education, research and outreach missions of the Vice Chancellor's Office is essential.
Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures, including the willingness to understand and enforce these policies when required.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be able to work various hours based on business needs including occasional early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.
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.