JOB OVERVIEW The Database Manager (DM) is a position in a highly dynamic research lab with primary focus on studying long-term outcome following assisted reproduction and in vitro fertilization (IVF). The study will involve recruiting new patients, prior to conception, for a prospective cohort, and prior successful patients, as part of a retrospective cohort, whereby children conceived following an infertility diagnosis will return for assessment of metabolic function. This role typically requires advanced-level knowledge and skills. They may provide leadership to lower-level clinical research coordinators and/or other support personnel.
The position is responsible for, and critically important to the overall operational management of the Developmental Epidemiological Study of Children born through Reproductive Technology, DESCRT, within the Division of REI. The individual has direct responsibility for implementing a diverse portfolio of research activities, database programming, and database management. It is expected that the individual perform expert and efficient integration of multiple complex programmatic activities, apply a sophisticated medical knowledge base, have substantial leadership skills, be able to effectively work with a variety of people and organizations at UCSF (clinicians, investigators, clinical staff, administration, Committee on Human Research, human resources, contracts and grants) and elsewhere (industry sponsors, coordinating centers, FDA, NIH), and exhibit an in-depth knowledge of specific programs.
The DM will perform duties related to the management and coordination of multiple projects and databases; coordinate the data collection and operations of concurrent clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols, UCSF and regulating agency policies. The DM will serve as project manager and assist with post-award duties but will be primarily responsible to develop, manage, and oversee the database as well as manage day-to-day operations of the project in conjunction with the Assistant Clinical Research Associate (Asst. CRC) and complete linkages, extract addresses, etc. These duties will be primarily performed by the Asst. CRC in the study, with oversight and necessary database modifications belonging to the DM. The individual will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI.
Please note: This is a full time one year contract position starting from the date of hire, renewable depending on funding.
OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY & REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn & RS) is a major academic Department in the School of Medicine, engaged in clinical, research, and training activities at the Parnassus, Mt. Zion and San Francisco General Hospital campuses, as well as satellite locations throughout the Bay Area, with an annual operating budget of $77.2 million and the new Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital at Mission Bay. The OBGYN Department has 102 full-time faculty, 136 other academic appointees, 39 post-doctoral fellows, 20 clinical fellows, 36 residents, 136 voluntary clinical faculty, and 266 staff. The mission of the UCSF Department of OBGYN & Reproductive Sciences is to improve the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation and leadership in Patient Care, Scientific Discovery, Education, Advocacy. “Leading the way in women’s health.”
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.
* Bachelor's degree in related area and 5 – 10 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience * Experience using database software, such as MS Access or FileMaker Pro and spreadsheet software; ability to develop complex spreadsheets independently; demonstrated skills in audit preparation, execution, and follow-up * In-depth knowledge of clinical research contracts and grants, clinical trials, protocols, FDA regulations, and complex visit structures * In-depth knowledge of research function * Advanced skills associated with statistical analysis, database management and systems programming * Advanced skills in analysis and consultation * Advanced ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing * Advanced project management skills. Ability to lead and influence within and external to project team * Advanced ability to think creatively to recommend action steps or strategize solutions relative to research
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
* Bachelor’s degree in Statistics * Master’s degree in related area * Advanced research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations
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.