the direction of the Director of Research and the Associate Director, you will manage
the daily operations of the Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Research
Center (CRC), which provides services to faculty members engaged in
patient-related research at two Institutes (UCLA Stein Eye Institute [SEI] and
Doheny Eye Institute [DEI]). You will be responsible for assisting the PI and Co-Investigators with IRB submissions, study coordination, data abstraction, data entry, and reports to NIH and industry sponsors.
The responsibilities of this position include:
Principal Investigators (PI) implementation of research studies that involve
human participants and that utilize CRC facilities and resources. Assists with management of research
- Provides Principal Investigators
with information regarding policies pertaining to research budgets, reviews
expenditures, and monitors budget activity of research projects.
- Reviews solicitations regarding research that
might be done by faculty members and notifies potential investigators. Represents the patient-based research interests
of the Department of Ophthalmology to all pertinent campus, Federal, public
agencies, and organizations.
- Acts as
liaison between clinical investigators and the UCLA Institutional Review Board (IRB). Responsible for CRC personnel supervision and
- Assigns work, coordinates
requests for time-off, and evaluates performance of CRC staff members.
- Monitors compliance with research regulations
and quality of data collection.
with the Development Office to promote activities of the CRC and identify potential
- Responsible for organizing and maintaining
specimen banks, assists PI and other investigators in the sharing, distribution,
and tracking of specimens.
data and specimen banks for research.
in the organization of teaching activities of the CRC and assists the Directors
with instruction of students, residents, and clinical fellows in good research
to work independently and perform a variety of tasks with minimal supervision,
establish priorities and utilize judgment in complex problem solving.
experience in clinical research and out-patient care, including chart reviews
for data abstraction, data collection, and data entry; coordinating
appointments and procedures for research protocols; interacting with subjects.
knowledge of contract and grant policies, procedures, and extramural funding
requirements for federal funding for academic research.
in administration, budget preparation, financial analysis, fiscal management,
and long-range planning.
in the application and use of various software packages including
WordPerfect, Microsoft Office, Windows, Access, and Excel.
knowledge of management principles and practices; knowledge of business and
policy regarding budgeting, purchasing, and contract and grant functions as
they relate to fiscal management in a university setting.
skills to maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff,
students, vendors, and the public.
in working as part of a team; collaborating with colleagues; proven
interpersonal communication skills, ability to supervise and train staff.
to supervise and manage staff to include organizing workflow to accomplish
the established objectives; ability to delegate responsibilities, to train,
and to evaluate employees performance.
of University policy as it relates to personnel, payroll and staff benefits.
of NIH grant requirements and submission process; working knowledge of NIH
and other funding agencies’ policies and procedures.
ability to prepare IRB submissions, correspondence, and maintain regulatory
documents for clinical trials; working knowledge of IRB process and
verbal and written communication skills; skill in writing concise, logical
and grammatically correct analytical reports to explain financial,
administrative, and scientific data.
and experience in performing literature searches via internet databases,
library journals, etc.
interacting with patients and demonstrated ability to manage patient concerns
and needs in a caring, sensitive, and professional manner.
to communicate with patients in a sensitive manner by phone and in person.
UCLA 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.