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Clinical Research Coordinator

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
October 16, 2023

Clinical Research Coordinator


Full Time


Job Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will perform entry-level duties related to the support and coordination of clinical studies, and may receive training and development to prepare and advance for journey-level work at the next level within the series.

Responsible for the coordination of one or more single or multi-site, active or follow-up clinical trials; help prepare protocols for study initiation; help design flow sheets, data forms and source documents; gather and interpret medical, surgical and laboratory data regarding clinical trial subjects; may apply understanding of inclusion/exclusion eligibility criteria for protocols; help recruit, enroll, register, schedule and retain study subjects; record protocol specific treatments and assure collection and shipment of samples; assist research personnel to keep patients on study schedules; complete study forms to submit to sponsors and/or appropriate agencies; collect, enter and clean data into study databases, maintaining data quality; assist with data analysis; assist with preparation of reports and tables; attend team meetings; and perform other duties as assigned.

This position will assist in Dr. Han's research lab with the currently ongoing study Glaucoma Drainage Device and Endothelial Cell Density Loss Compare (DECLARE) trial, the Clarifying the Optimal Application of SLT Therapy Trial (COAST) trial and other clinical studies.

Dr. Oatts' research lab assist with the ongoing studies including Pediatric Amblyopia and Strabismus Screening (PASS) study, and the red light for myopia trial. Dr. Han and Dr. Oatts work on the Nanodropper for glaucoma trial and Virtual Reality Diagnostic studies together. In addition, the CRC might assist other faculty in clinical research.

Study description: The DECLARE trial is a multi-center randomized clinical trial to evaluate two different anatomic placements for glaucoma drainage devices and two topical postoperative anti-inflammatory medications with the goal of preventing endothelial cell loss after glaucoma drainage device implantation, with the goal of the study to identify better surgical and medical approaches for glaucoma. The PASS study evaluates the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of two amblyopia screening devices and screening strategies. The red light for myopia trial assess whether low level red light therapy is effective in slowing myopic progression. In addition, the CRC will also take responsibility on other clinical studies. All of these request coding and software engineering to export, convert and manage the data.

Note: This position requires a physical/health screen.

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Department Description

The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology is one of the leading ophthalmology departments in clinical care, training, and research nationwide. The Department of Ophthalmology is one of the largest recipients of federal grant funds among peer departments. We are ranked 1st in National Eye Institute Funding and 2nd in overall National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in the country. Additionally, we have been the #1 recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness funding nationwide with nearly $1.2 million granted in a single year. Overall, the Department has a wide-ranging portfolio of 60 active research grants.
UCSF's renowned eye care services have a new state-of-the-art home. In November 2020, the Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision opened its doors. Located at UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, the center houses the Vision Clinics, where many of UCSF's eye care programs relocated, as well as research and teaching facilities.

Ophthalmology conducts its patient care, teaching, research, and public service activities currently at multiple UCSF campuses: Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Veteran's Administration Medical Center (VAMC), San Francisco General (SFG), East Bay and Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay and in Oakland. The department sponsors numerous invited speakers, research seminars, journal clubs, as well as a postdoctoral training program focused on mentorship, networking, and recognition.

The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology consists of approximately 300 FTE's (including UCSF Health employees) including faculty, basic scientists, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, residents, fellows, clinical, research and administrative staff.

Required Qualifications

  • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities or equivalent training/education
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills; excellent organizational skills; and excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse team
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Windows
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment; project management and coordination skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with patients, co-workers, & physicians

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with patients or study subjects
  • Familiarity with institutional review board application submission and RedCAP database creation
  • Demonstrated proficiency with medical terminology
  • Ability to abstract data from medical records and transfer it to data collection forms or directly into databases
  • Knowledge of glaucoma/ophthalmology terms
  • Basic knowledge of clinical research protocol
  • Certification in specular microscopy, AS-OCT, and Canfield imaging
  • Completion of the CITI Good Clinical Practices Course, Human Subjects Protection Training, and IACUC Members training
  • Familiarity with the APeX EPIC-based Medical Record system (EMR)
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret information from professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, staff and patients

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

University Professional Technical Employees - Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)

Employee Class





Mission Bay (SF), Parnassus Heights (SF), Various Work Sites



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday; 9am to 6pm