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Recruitment Period

Open date: March 20th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


UCSF Department of Neurology

If you are passionate about seeking a position and career that interacts with Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients, neurology researchers, and health care professionals; and requires excellent people, research and organization skills, this opportunity may be of interest to you. We are seeking full-time Specialists to become an integral part of our team! We offer a positive environment with dedicated colleagues in the Department of Neurology at UCSF.

Position Description: The incumbent will assist in the conduct of clinical research aimed at identifying causes and treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders. Tasks will include study coordination and data collection and data management.

Conduct project-specific activities including: • Under the direction of Principal Investigator(s) and Specialists, you will serve as study coordinator • Identify subjects, develop recruitment and retention strategies, and screen and enroll study subjects. • Schedule subjects for study visits; meet with them to administer questionnaires, collect medical history and perform study procedures. • Maintain rapport and relationships with subjects to ensure effective communication and retention; respond to their diverse needs, schedule follow-up appointments, and become their intermediary • Obtain informed consent; review information with subjects; assess and advocate for patient safety throughout each protocol procedure. • Oversee subject reimbursement; work to resolve discrepancies and issues. • Work with staff to ensure procedures are completed, specimens properly stored, and required data collected at visits; and ensure correct shipping and labeling measures. • Coordinate, communicate and network with other studies and technicians to ensure scheduling efficiency; communicate with any affiliated groups. • Conduct reviews of medical charts and electronic records to extract medical information and other data for use in studies. • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Education and Experience:
- Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree).
- Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization.
- Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
- Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a PhD (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Self-motivated, positive attitude, strong-attention to detail.
• Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and administrative skills.
• Willing to travel to various UCSF campuses
• Excellent computer skills
• Candidates must possess the required qualifications by the time of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong organizational, decision-making, and leadership abilities
• Outstanding communication and people skills
• Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Experience with regulatory submissions
• Working knowledge of database design, Redcap, and Zoom

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job Location: San Francisco, CA

To apply: Please apply on-line and submit a cover letter and CV to:

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)