Job Requisition Number: 23117. Internationally recognized for its excellence in patient care as well as its leadership in vision research, the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry (optometry.berkeley.edu) and its Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center provide comprehensive eye care to members of the Berkeley campus and the local community. More than 80,000 patients visit each year. Teaching and research is also enhanced by the successful Digital Health Center, which partners with more than 60 community-based health clinics throughout California.
The mission of the School of Optometry is executed by approximately 20 ladder-rank faculty, 5 emeriti faculty, 115 full and part time clinical faculty, 85 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.
Currently, the Office Manager/Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (SRC) works with a team of highly motivated and talented research and administrative personnel who conduct patient-based clinical vision research. This position requires strong leadership skills to lead a research team in a very fast-paced, dynamic work environment in which meeting study deadlines is critical to the success of research projects. The SRC should have: 1. very effective interpersonal skills to collaborate with and assist a team of professionals (biostatisticians, chemists, faculty, optometrists) and staff (including full-time study coordinators and student assistants). 2. be detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills, including effective telephone skills and the ability to interact with culturally diverse research subjects and staff. 3. good lab skills including preparing solutions and performing various ophthalmic instruments. 4. the ability to build and maintain trust within the research team while appropriately exercising good judgment, tact, and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential matters. 5. a strong understanding of research protocols and study design and implementation. 6. Under the supervision of the CRC Director/Principal Investigator, the SRC will be responsible for operational oversight and administrative support of clinical trials and studies. Duties include recruiting subjects, administering questionnaires, scanning and merging data according to protocols, running lab tests, preparing solutions, preparing study progress reports, overseeing and reconciling budget expenditures (e.g., tracking expenditures for each clinical study, manage contract billing, purchasing supplies and equipment), and preparing periodic reports for the director (including verification of University financial ledgers and reconciling accounts with the Optometry Business and Research Services). 7. The SRC directly hires, trains, and supervises work-study students. 8. The SRC also prepares reports and submits new applications and renewals for approval by the campus Institutional Review Board (IRB). In addition, the SRC processes the Director’s travel arrangements, reimbursements, and yearly memberships in professional societies. 9. Incumbent may and will be required to perform other duties on an as-requested basis to support the needs of the CRC.1.BA/BS in a science or health-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 2.Fluent and literate in English; 3.Prior experience recruiting and conducting interviews with patients or other sensitive populations; 4.Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment, problem solve, prioritize workload, and be flexible; 5.Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to exercise judgment in identifying problems and seeking advice and assistance; 6.Strong interpersonal skills, including an interest in an aptitude in working with staff who have varying levels of responsibility within the organizational structure at different clinical sites; 7.Meticulous, well organized, and detail-oriented; 8.Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and meeting all deadlines as assigned; 9.Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; 10.Excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills; 11.Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint); 12.Experience with voicemail and e-mail systems; 13.Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability; 14.Ability to interact with culturally diverse research subjects and staff; 15.Administrative support of clinical trials and studies from recruiting subjects, administering questionnaires, scanning and merging data according to protocols, preparing study progressive reports; 16.Have a strong understanding of research protocols, study design, and implementation; 17.Able to lift at least 20 pounds.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.