Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator - Tenders Global

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

University of California, San Francisco

Neurology – Memory and Aging

Full Time


Job Summary

The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC) will be a core member of the Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab ( ) at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and will provide support for the coordination of innovative clinical research projects. These projects are focused on genetic variants associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and the influence of these genes on neurodevelopment in children and young adults. These studies are funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. The study will also explore how brain networks in children from families with neurodegenerative diseases compare to children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and developmental dyslexia.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to become a key player in launching a novel research project with a dynamic team of lab members whose backgrounds and interests lie in neurodegenerative disease, brain development and neuroscience. In addition to supporting the lab’s research goals, the ACRC will gain valuable experience with interacting with research participants and patients, learn about neuropsychological testing procedures, and be introduced to neuroimaging research techniques, including structural and functional MRI.

We are seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented candidates who have outstanding organizational and communication skills. The ACRC should be fluent in Spanish to communicate with a subset of our research participants. A background or certification in medical Spanish is preferred. Familiarity with interacting with research participants and experience or interest in computer programming (LINUX-based operating systems, matlab) is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in learning about neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders and common concerns facing families with these conditions.
  • Participating in study participant recruitment efforts, enrolling study participants, and scheduling participant visits for a multi-site research study.
  • Assisting the Principal Investigator to prepare protocols and procedures to initiate research studies.
  • During research visits, the ACRC will provide informed consent to research participants, collect questionnaire data from participants, prepare data needed for meetings between study participants and clinicians, and track biospecimens and clinical data collected during visits.
  • Preparing datasets for papers and presentations, assist in maintaining quality assurance of clinical and neuroimaging data.
  • Preparing and maintaining the compliance of research study ethics approvals and other administrative duties related to supporting the lab.
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings with the team and contribute to data collection, data entry and analysis.
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    Department Description

    The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is a clinical research unit within the UCSF Department of Neurology that investigates the clinical (neurological, cognitive, behavioral, neuroanatomic) characteristics of various neurodegenerative diseases. The Primary Investigator’s (PI) research within the MAC focuses on the decision-making processes in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and other neurodegenerative disorders.

    Required Qualifications

    • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities or equivalent training/experience.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Windows.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills; excellent organizational skills; and excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse team.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment; project management and coordination skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects.
    • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with patients, co-workers, & physicians.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish. Background or certification in medical Spanish is preferred.
    • Familiarity with UCSF processes and systems; experience and knowledge of CHR/IRB policy and procedures
    • Experience working with children.
    • Ability to abstract data from medical records and transfer it to data collection forms or directly into databases.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with medical terminology in English and Spanish.

    About UCSF

    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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

    Pride Values

    UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

    In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

    Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    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.

    Job Code and Payroll Title

    009336 CLIN RSCH CRD AST

    Job Category

    Research and Scientific

    Bargaining Unit

    University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)

    Additional Shift Details

    Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5:30 PM

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