This is a limited appointment which may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.
UCSD Department of Surgery is among the leading surgical centers in the country. In addition to offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, and cutting-edge research; resources within the department allow patients a unique opportunity for state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under the general supervision of several Principal Investigators, the Research Program Manager will serve as a Project Manager to lead a recently funded contract on the "Human Inflammatory Response to Burn and Traumatic Injury" in the Trauma, Injury, Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Research Laboratories of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery.
Responsibilities include performing molecular and cellular techniques required to assess cell responsiveness and gene expression in fresh samples of blood from enrolled subjects. The Research Program Manager will train for magnetic bead separation of blood components and apply knowledge of techniques used in clinical/translational research including bio-banking, biorepository data recovery, data mining and data analyses.
The Research Program Manager will assure compliance with federal regulatory guidelines, oversee the quality of the clinical research data; develop and maintain a study database, including quality control of data, and independently create budgets by projecting revenue and expenses for the clinical research study. The Research Program Manager will supervise and ensure the proper execution of administrative and regulatory activities including IRB requirements, grant progress reports, and University policies and procedures.
The Research Program Manager should possess a master's degree training (e.g. MPH) or have equivalent experience in clinical research and proven experience in project management with an emphasis on prospective clinical research that requires the coordination of clinical and basic research staff.
Advanced theoretical knowledge of a basic science such as Biology, Microbiology or a related field.
Strong theoretical knowledge of scientific disciplines in addition to extensive experience in clinical trials.
A Master's Degree (e.g. MPH); or equivalent experience in clinical research.
Extensive experience and expertise in conducting clinical trials and the ability to train staff regarding Food and Drug Agency regulations and Good Clinical Practices.
Advanced theoretical background of research methods, protocol design, and implementation.
Advanced skills in data analysis, presentation and publication.
Strong experience in research protocol start up procedures, marketing, outreach, recruitment, and maintaining a research study cohort.
Advanced knowledge of experimental protocols, data gathering, protocol design and evaluation.
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.