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Clinical Research Coordinator (9611C), OPT Research Support - 50475
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2023
Title Clinical Research Coordinator (9611C), OPT Research Support - 50475
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Optometry/Vision Science

Clinical Research Coordinator (9611C), OPT Research Support - 50475

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.

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Departmental Overview

At the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of California, Berkeley, we have long lived by defining principles that guide us and differentiate us. As a 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 promoting social justice. These principles serve us daily in our reasonings and actions and aid us in our decision making. 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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 28, 2023


  • This is a training position and the candidate will take part in advanced training in cutting-edge clinical research, including human research study design, clinical trial operations, and research data management.
  • Participate in the design and execution of clinical studies for the evaluation of ocular surface disease and contact lens-related complications, which may involve investigations of developmental contact lenses, novel lens care solutions, and other experimental eye care products. Interpret clinical outcomes and contribute to technical and observational clinical reports.
  • Collaborate with biostatisticians in generating and interpreting complex statistical analyses of study data.
  • Publish clinical results in the peer-reviewed professional literature and present novel findings at professional scientific and clinical conferences
  • Actively contribute and participate in weekly lab meetings.
  • Engage in continued professional development and maintain or advance current optometric knowledge and skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in identifying problems and seeking advice and assistance.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and exercise good judgment, problem solve, prioritize workload, and be flexible.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an interest in and aptitude for working with staff who have varying levels of responsibility within the organizational structure at different clinical sites.
  • Meticulous, well-organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrate ability to work well in a team setting and meet all deadlines as assigned.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent attendance and reliability.
  • Knowledge and skills in optometry are essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position.
  • Knowledge associated with diagnosing eye diseases and varying conditions.
  • Professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients.
  • Requires strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner with staff, faculty, and members of the healthcare community across the campus.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse client group.
  • Must be able to provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members.


  • Bachelor's degree in a science or health-related field, or an equivalent of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a medical/clinical setting.
  • Genuine interest in optometry and clinical research.
  • Experience with data management and analysis, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.


  • Doctor of Optometry, (OD).


  • Possession of a license issued by the California State Board of Optometry to practice optometry.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $62,315.34 (step 1.0) - $100,211.36 (step 25.0).

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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