Clincal Research Center Supervisor - Ophthalmology

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Research

Job Description


Under 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:

  • Assists Principal Investigators (PI) implementation of research studies that involve human participants and that utilize CRC facilities and resources.  Assists with management of research data. 
  • 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 training. 
  • Assigns work, coordinates requests for time-off, and evaluates performance of CRC staff members. 
  • Monitors compliance with research regulations and quality of data collection. 
  • Interacts with the Development Office to promote activities of the CRC and identify potential donors.
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining specimen banks, assists PI and other investigators in the sharing, distribution, and tracking of specimens. 
  • Coordinate data and specimen banks for research. 
  • Participates in the organization of teaching activities of the CRC and assists the Directors with instruction of students, residents, and clinical fellows in good research practices.


  • Ability to work independently and perform a variety of tasks with minimal supervision, establish priorities and utilize judgment in complex problem solving.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contract and grant policies, procedures, and extramural funding requirements for federal funding for academic research.
  • Skill in administration, budget preparation, financial analysis, fiscal management, and long-range planning.
  • Skill in the application and use of various software packages including WordPerfect, Microsoft Office, Windows, Access, and Excel.
  • Working 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.
  • Interpersonal skills to maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, vendors, and the public.
  • Skill in working as part of a team; collaborating with colleagues; proven interpersonal communication skills, ability to supervise and train staff.
  • Ability 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.
  • Knowledge of University policy as it relates to personnel, payroll and staff benefits.
  • Knowledge of NIH grant requirements and submission process; working knowledge of NIH and other funding agencies’ policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare IRB submissions, correspondence, and maintain regulatory documents for clinical trials; working knowledge of IRB process and requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; skill in writing concise, logical and grammatically correct analytical reports to explain financial, administrative, and scientific data.
  • Knowledge and experience in performing literature searches via internet databases, library journals, etc.
  • Experience interacting with patients and demonstrated ability to manage patient concerns and needs in a caring, sensitive, and professional manner.
  • Ability 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.


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