Assistant Research Analyst, UC San Diego


Under the general supervision of the Director for Clinical Research at Rady Children’s and The Clinical & Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at UCSD, the Assistant Research Analyst will provide administrative support, for the related studies and programs. Primary responsibilities will include working with the Director on management of clinical research oversight – report generation, directorship meeting arrangement, progress reports, graphics material preparation, calendaring, and other task assignments.

The Assistant Research Analyst will conduct literature searches and fulfill library requests, developing and maintaining a reference library for all division publications and reprints. Also, incumbent will manage special projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature. This position will interact with all levels of the organization, including campus and hospital administrations, other offices of clinical research through the UCSD campus, Rady Children’s, and the CTRI. The individual will be responsible for independent problem solving, ability to interpret and execute policies and procedures in compliance with institution, state and federal regulations. Incumbent will be accountable for performing duties with high quality service, utmost courtesy and confidentiality, using a group-process approach to accomplishing work, and preparing management, research, and analytic reports. In addition, incumbent will prepare monthly reports for all division studies, maintain study and program documentation files, provide administrative support for two new faculty members and perform general administrative support functions as assigned.


  • Experience and knowledge of facility coordination, including analysis of resources, faculty usage, event scheduling, and work order systems for maintenance and operations.
  • Experience independently researching, compiling, organizing, interpreting and selective data/materials from various sources. Ability to accurately interpret/implement policies and procedures and effectively communicate/disseminate information.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA, HIPAA and IRB regulations, and an understanding of research procedures.
  • Expertise in clinical trials and/or behavioral sciences, investigator-initiated studies, and grant/contract supported research or related area. Knowledge of the academic research and medical/scientific terminology and demonstrated ability to comprehend the research process and various components. (preferred)
  • Expertise in spreadsheet, word processing, desktop publishing, web and database software, such as: Microsoft Office Applications, Endnote, Adobe Acrobat, and calendaring programs. Skill with personal computers. Ability to identify and access online campus information systems and resources. Ability to navigate internet for publications and other library resources.
  • Exceptional organizational, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and mid-range planning skills with meticulous attention to detail, ability to identify future contingencies, and the ability to effectively prioritize workload and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions and competing demands.

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