| || 47369BR |
| || National Recruitment and Retention Coordinator |
| || 7889 Clinical Research Coordinator, Sr. |
| || 550 16th St. - Mission Hall - Mission Bay |
| || Medicine / Division of Infectious Diseases |
| || TBD |
| || Days |
| || 8 Hours |
| || JOB OVERVIEW
The Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) has a wide range of clinical, research, and teaching services within the School of Medicine. Our missions are to provide high quality and accessible clinical care, medical teaching, and to conduct cutting edge research in various aspects. The Division is comprised of over 85 academic personnel, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and clinical and research fellows. The National Recruitment and Retention Coordinator (NRRC) will be recruited for the ANCHOR research program within ID.
The “ANCHOR Study” is an 89 million dollar National Institutes of Health funded multi-site clinical trial. The primary aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of treating anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) to reduce the incidence of anal cancer in HIV-infected men and women. Other aims are to determine the safety of infrared coagulation (IRC), electrocautery, imiquimod, and 5- fluorouracil treatments for anal HSIL and to collect clinical specimens and data to create a bank of well-annotated specimens that will enable correlative science. The study is administratively organized as a supplement to the NCI AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) and is also known as AMC Protocol A-01. HIV-positive adults who screen into the study and consent to participate will be seen approximately every 6 months at the local study site for either monitoring or treatment of HSIL, for five to eight years. The success of ANCHOR depends upon meeting goals to recruit enough eligible participants from diverse backgrounds, including marginal and underserved populations, and to ensure study retention throughout the length of study follow-up (five to eight years).
The NRRC provides key management of recruitment and retention activities across this large study (UCSF central coordination, 18 different national study sites, EMMES Corporation (CRO and data management center) and UCLA, the grantee institution as the lead institution of the NCI AIDS Malignancy Consortium). The NRRC works closely with the ANCHOR National Coordinator, who supervises and coordinates all study activities, and reports directly to the Protocol Chair. The NRRC works closely with the (Principal Investigators), study coordinators, and outreach staff at each participating ANCHOR site to ensure smooth implementation of recruitment activities, successful outreach efforts to meet study accrual goals, and strong participant retention throughout the length of the study. The NRRC also manages the Recruitment and Retention Committee, including facilitating a monthly conference call for all study staff to discuss recruitment and retention strategies, share best practices, and address challenges in recruiting or retaining participants. In addition, the NRRC serves as a liaison for the ANCHOR Community Advisory Board (CAB), which meets regularly via phone, and participates in other ANCHOR committee meetings and calls, such as the Coordinating Committee and the Operations Committee.
The NRRC provides support and guidance to 18 local study sites on site-specific recruitment and retention activities, including internal patient recruitment, provider referrals, community outreach, marketing and social media campaigns, and retention programs, such as thank-you gifts and events. The NRRC works to prepare protocols, consents, manual of operations, final reports, manuscripts, research papers, articles, presentations, and co-author publications and other materials with investigators as well. Because study success depends on recruitment and retention of participants, the NRRC will also be responsible for tracking return-on-investment for various site recruitment and retention activities, such as developing metrics to define success for campaigns and marketing efforts, and establishing a repository of best practices to share across study sites.
A high degree of independence and an ability to structure one’s own work are required. Flexible time is required. On occasion, early arrival, staying late, and weekends may be required. Travel to study sites, conferences, and investigator meetings is required.
THE DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
The mission the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSF is to maintain the high standard of excellence associated with UCSF by delivering outstanding patient care, developing cutting edge research and providing some of the best Infectious Diseases training in the world.
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.
| || • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities
• Demonstrated ability to develop recruitment strategies in complex environments and differing patient pools, independently identifying recruitment leads, implementing new strategies, and continually adjusting strategies to meet current recruitment goals
• Significant project and clinical trial management experience or progressively responsible experience in a related position including regulatory and compliance responsibilities
• Demonstrated experience recruiting for multi-site studies
• Experience using database software, such as MS Access or FileMaker Pro
• In-depth knowledge of clinical research contracts and grants, clinical trials, protocols, FDA regulations, and complex visit structures
• Project management skills to oversee the administrative operations of the clinical trials program; knowledge of strategies for recruiting human subjects
• Exceptional analytical skills to evaluate the importance and urgency of problems; excellent demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to analyze complex and non-routine issues requiring innovative solutions
• Ability to operate effectively in a changing organizational and technological environment
• Ability to assess and respond to audit risk; ability to develop project plans/schedules and motivate team to meet deadlines
• Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
| || • Demonstrated successful track record in developing social media campaigns for recruitment
• Certification by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP); candidates without the certification shall be required to obtain the certification within one year of starting employment at UCSF
• Fluency in spreadsheet software; ability to develop complex spreadsheets independently; demonstrated skills in audit preparation, execution, and follow-up
• Experience in risk management regarding study subjects, federal and non-federal sponsors and regulating bodies
• Experience with grant application procedures, personnel documentation, contract generation and subcontracting, preferably at UCSF
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and diplomatically at all organization levels, both verbally and in writing, using good judgment and professionalism
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with people and institutions
• Understanding of clinical research operations, IRB procedures and regulatory document gathering and submissions
• Strong analytical, critical and innovative thinking skills to conduct analyses and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills
• Excellent project management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to set and keep timelines, and coordinate large numbers of people or projects across different locations
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound timely judgment and take relevant responsible action as required, with considerable attention to detail
• Adaptable to changing priorities
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Ability to work effectively via telecommunication with all study sites, including UCSF, without disruption to the flow of work, and using established, approved, and secure (as required) communication procedures
• Experience and sensitivity in working with special populations, e.g. under-represented minorities, HIV-positive, LGBT men and women, transgender adults, etc.
• Experience recruiting from and communicating with HIV-positive populations for health research
• Experience communicating about sensitive health topics, such as sexual behavior or anal health
• Knowledge of UCSF and NIH policies for guidelines for research, confidentiality and HIPPA regulations, following the UCSF mission statement and purpose for research
• Have 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:
Good Clinical Practice 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
Environmental Health and Safety Training
Fire Safety Training
| || n/a |
| || Full Time |
| || 100% |
| || The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. |