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Clinical Research Coordinator, Optometry (9617C) 5767
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Clinical Research Coordinator, Optometry (9617C) 5767
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Optometry/Vision Science

Clinical Research Coordinator, Optometry (9617C) 5767

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 2/21/2020

Departmental Overview

At Berkeley Optometry, we have long lived by guiding principles that define and differentiate us. As part of a world-renowned university that embraces excellence and access, we foster an environment of trust and mutual respect, free expression and inquiry, and personal resilience and achievement. We are strongly committed to diversity, respect for cultural differences, and promotion of social justice. These principles serve us daily in our reasoning and actions and aid us in our decision making.

The mission of the School is executed by approximately 20 ladder-rank faculty, 8 emeriti faculty, 133 full and part time clinical faculty, 70 staff, 30 professional researchers, 20 graduate students and 26 visiting faculty and postdoctoral research scholars. The staff includes professional, health care, technical, research, and clerical representation and provide support to a complex array of functions.

We educate an estimated 320 students annually. Our O.D. program is a 4 year program with clinical training provided at 2 campus clinics, 10 satellite clinics (community care), 7 VA clinics, and 24 external clinics across the country. Our one-year post-graduate residency programs provide advanced clinical education in specialty areas of optometry to 18 residents with placement on and off campus and our Vision Science program consists of 40 PhD students.

  • Screening, recruiting, and scheduling appointments with study participants based on study criteria; data management- compiling and resolving discrepancies; developing case report forms (study documents) with clinical investigators; corresponding with clinical sites, study sponsors, and regulatory agencies in regards to study information; assembling site instruction materials and study documents; compensate study participants composing update project status reports; creating and maintaining study binders for Quality Assurance; appointment reminders; performs daily cleaning and routine maintenance of CRC offices and research rooms
  • Oversee internal initiated sponsored studies- designing and writing internal research protocols; collect research data points from human study participants, utilizing various ophthalmic equipment; prioritizing multiple study schedules to maximize subject enrollment and completion of study visits with the Principal Investigator; ongoing training and supervising of undergraduate-student assistants in daily office and study-related tasks
  • Scheduling undergraduate research-assistants; providing update reports to the Principal Investigator on internal study progress; literature searches; article submissions to research publications; track study expenditures and patient-based expenditures
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Prior experience in recruiting and conducting interviews with patients or other sensitive populations
  • Demonstrated ability to provide administrative support of clinical trials and recruiting subjects- administering questionnaires, scanning and merging data according to protocols, preparing study progressive reports
  • Ability to work independently but exercise good judgement in seeking advice and assistance.
  • Ability to prioritize workload with multiple projects and be flexible
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an interest in working with a team of members with varying levels of responsibility across clinical studies
  • Meticulous, well organized, and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and meeting all deadlines as assigned
  • Excellent verbal, written, and telephone/email technical and communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to interact with culturally diverse research subjects and staff
  • Ability to interact and work with children
  • Have a strong understanding of research protocols, study design, and implementation

Education/Training: BA/BS in a science or health-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a medical/clinical setting, especially within eye care
  • Interest and enthusiasm for working in a health-related field
  • Experience with data management and data analysis, including software coding
  • Genuine interest in optometry and clinical research
  • Understanding of research protocols, study design, and implementation

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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