Clinical Studies Coordinator

Job Summary
The Clinical Studies Coordinator will be an integral part of the Clinical Core Facility and will work closely with a variety of research teams to facilitate the recruitment, screening and enrollment of volunteers to participate in research studies at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LJI). Duties include but are not limited to: recruiting subjects; screening for eligibility; monitoring and timely reporting of adverse events; protocol deviations; scheduling subjects’ visits; coordinating clinical, laboratory and data activities; assisting with writing and monitoring IRB protocols; collecting and entering research data; maintaining accurate and complete clinical research files.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties: (100%)

• Work closely with Scientific Research and Clinical Staff to develop and independently conduct volunteer recruitment for a variety of research studies.
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills to perform volunteer recruitment in person, in writing, and on the telephone.
• Maintain clear and secure records to ensure protection of volunteer confidentiality, allow scheduling of screening and/or phlebotomy appointments for qualified volunteers, and assess progress of volunteer recruitment against research objectives.
• Participate in research team meetings and assist with preparation of donor enrollment summaries and/or presentations as required.
• Attend weekly Clinical Committee meetings and recording meeting minutes and agendas.
• Assist Principal Investigator in writing and submitting human subject IRB protocols, amendments, and annual Status Reports for active studies.
• Create advertisements and marketing plans unique to each project.
• Be hard working, organized and flexible to ensure effective donor recruitment, enrollment, and delivery of collected research samples to scientific staff.
• Work closely with the LJI administrative team to schedule (or if certified, perform) blood draws in accordance to research study and IRB approvals.
• Organize and schedule requests for blood donors.
• Obtain and record accurate information and details to ensure proper completion of forms and reports.
• Ensure study compliance with protocols, SOP’s, and established company policies.
• Coordinate with donor pool for availability and track donors’ eligibility.
• Process payments to donors and chargebacks to labs.
• Develop study documents and tools to set up infrastructure of Core Facility (tracking forms, donor databases, communication systems, etc).
• Interface with external vendors/companies to arrange for offsite donation / sampling logistics.
• Marketing and communicating LJI Clinical Studies brand to build donor database for future study recruitment needs.
• Develop and maintain collaborative ties with local and regional institutes, clinics, and any facilities related to active research projects.
• Arrange the delivery of samples to requested labs for clinical draws that are not performed by LJI Phlebotomist.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) or equivalent experience. General knowledge of scientific and medical terms preferred. Requires exceptional communication and organizational skills. Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and familiarity with Mac Operating Systems required. Person must be able to work on his or her own initiative with limited supervision and prioritize workload, with the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks accurately. He or she must have knowledge of human subject’s guidelines and the ability to work with individuals and groups of all ages from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio­economic backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include any of the following: previous Clinical Coordinator experience, CCRP/CCRC certification, and/or Phlebotomy experience.

How to Apply
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About LJI

The La Jolla Institute for Immunology and Allergy is one of the top 5 immunology research institutions in the world. The work done at the Institute is impactful and important to all human health and well-being. The Institute’s culture focuses on recognition of excellence in the workplace, employee wellness and the production of our only product: research. A strong commitment to work/life balance, one of the best benefit plans in the nation and an engaged executive team are just a few reasons why LJI was rated number one in World’s “Best Places to Work” in Science as reviewed by The Scientist magazine and was selected as 2016 Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. There are few places in the world where you can work with talented people, in an amazing business culture and your work helps efforts to improve the quality of life and health for humanity.

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.