Clinical Research Coordinator
ANSIRH is looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to conduct participant recruitment and data collection in English and Spanish for the Trajectories in Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Study. This a longitudinal study examining trajectories in cannabis use during pregnancy and factors associated with different trajectories of cannabis use during pregnancy.
The incumbent will recruit pregnant people from participating clinics in Contra Costa County. Study participants will be followed with confidential surveys administered electronically (online) and/or by phone.
The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out recruitment, eligibility screening, and informed consent processes, as well as administering baseline and follow up electronic surveys and/or conducting phone interviews, transporting biological samples from participants, maintaining secure electronic databases, protecting confidential information, ensuring quality language translation, and responding to training and quality improvement measures.
The Trajectories in Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Study will start in May 2023 and ends in July 2027.
- HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Full fluency in English and Spanish languages (oral and written).
- Experience working in a research, health, or social service setting that serves low-income, under-served populations.
- Attention to detail; Strong interpersonal skills; Excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments, and outside institutions; and the ability to multitask 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology or similar field, or equivalent experience
- Minimum 1 year experience working in a research, health, or social service setting that serves low-income, under-served populations.
- Experience conducting research interviews or administering surveys in English and Spanish
- Experience using Qualtrics, RedCAP, or similar electronic data collection and management systems
- Active driver’s license for self-transport by personal car
- Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
- Excellent interpersonal skills, both in-person and over the phone
- Experience and ability to work and interact positively with people from diverse backgrounds
- Understanding of patient population to create rapport and a relationship, while also giving insight to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation
- Comfort being present in prenatal health clinics and discussing pregnancy-related health issues, including substance use and mental health, without imparting judgment or bias to study participants
- Experience working in a substance use, mental health, prenatal care, or reproductive health facility or social service setting
- Flexibility to work nonbusiness hours
- Highly organized, ability to multitask, and demonstrated success working in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work independently and use excellent judgment about when to seek support or guidance
- Knowledge of medical terminology, research policies and guidelines, and data management and security measures
- 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 (electronic and hard copy medical records, patient charts, communication, etc.)
- Experience applying the following regulations and guidelines:
- Health Information and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- The Protection of Human Research Subjects
- CHR regulations for recruitment and consent of research subjects
- Effective Cash Handling Procedures
Location: Oakland, CA (with regular visits to clinics in Contra Costa County)
Salary range: This role is covered by a bargaining unit agreement. As such, compensation will be determined by the bargaining unit based on specific rules. Compensation will fall somewhere within the salary range for his position, which is between $33.16/hour and $53.32/hour. More information on the salary range can be found by searching for Title Code 009335 and selecting the position under “SFCMP” on the TCS Non-Academic Titles Search (ucop.edu)
All applicants must apply online: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5861#jobDetails=3404394_5861
Please include a cover letter. Applications will continue to be accepted until the role is filled.
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group at UCSF and a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, a multi-disciplinary academic center focused on the most pressing need for adolescent sexual health, family planning, abortion policy, maternal health and sexually transmitted infections. The Bixby Center is a key research entity of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) at UCSF.
At ANSIRH, we conduct innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives. Our work is informed by understanding of the role that structural inequities play in shaping health. We believe in the importance of research in advancing evidence-based policy, practice, and public discourse to improve reproductive wellbeing. We envision a world in which all people have the resources, support, and freedom to achieve reproductive wellbeing. We value integrity, collaboration, innovation, cultivation, and justice.
ANSIRH is committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace. As UCSF employees, ANSIRH faculty and staff have access to a comprehensive benefits package (retirement, health, dental, commuter, etc.), as well professional development opportunities, wellness programs, and many other benefits (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/working-at-uc/index.html). In addition, ANSIRH prioritizes continuous learning, work-life balance, and employee engagement.
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.