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Clinical Research Specialist - Assistant Level

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Jan 18, 2019 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, Jun 30, 2019 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.


The University of California Irvine Department of Dermatology is currently seeking applicants who hold an MD for a Clinical Research Specialist at the Assistant level to begin July 2019. This is a one-year non-ACGME fellowship position under the direction of Natasha A. Mesinkovska, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Dermatology Clinical Research Center.

The Clinical Research Specialist is involved as a Sub-Investigator in conducting both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials in skin conditions. The Clinical Research Specialist works closely with the faculty Principal Investigator(s) to prepare IRB submissions, recruit subjects, evaluate patients, and conduct clinical assessments. The Clinical Research Specialist will also have the opportunity to pursue scholarly activities such as publishing first-author manuscripts, mentor undergraduate and medical students in clinical trial work and classes, and participate in departmental Grand Rounds and conferences. The Clinical Research Specialist will have the opportunity to rotate in outpatient dermatology clinics with Dr. Mesinkovska at least one-half day per week. The candidate will work closely with dermatology residents, and have opportunity to participate in resident didactic sessions.

Candidates are required to have a Medical Degree and have completed at least 1 year in internship at an ACGME-accredited residency program; must be eligible for a California Medical License, and expected to obtain the license within 3 months of starting the position.

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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

  • Statement of Interest - One page narrative describing your interest in this clinical research position.

  • Statement of Research - A brief research description of past research experience.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Dean's Letter

  • Medical School Transcripts

  • National Board Scores - (Parts 1 & 2) or equivalent.

  • Eligibility for California Medical License and/or Proof of Application for California Medical License

  • Official Headshot

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required