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Research Coordinator I

Department of Ophthalmology Los Angeles, California

Assists investigators or other staff with research studies in subject recruitment, data collection, scheduling of study-related activities and follow-up of enrolled subjects.

Job Accountabilities include:

Position needed to support the Clinical Trials Office for Ophthalmology department and USC Roski Eye Institute:

  • Assists with organizing and scheduling assessments/tests/activities to meet research objectives and study protocol compliance. Communicates with study team personnel to ensure study procedures are followed and research is performed as described in protocol. Serves as contact for subjects, study personnel, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and study sponsor.
  • Participates in assessing patient eligibility.  Assists in coordinating study participant activities including recruitment, screening, orientation and correspondence. Schedules subject appointments, tests, and procedures coordinating with external providers as needed. Produces reports and other materials, as directed.
  • Assists with data collection for research studies following established data collection and management procedures. Collects, records, enters and prepares data for analysis. Performs preliminary study analysis under the direction of the Principal Investigator or senior coordinators. Collects pertinent information from study participants through interviews, administration of tests or surveys or questionnaires, medical records review, or other collection procedures. Maintains accurate, complete and timely records, including source documents, consent forms, case report forms, protocol documents, and regulatory documents, as required by sponsor and institutional guidelines.
  • Assists in organization and preparation of grant proposals. Gathers documentation such as annual reports and detailed budgets for inclusion in proposal. Assists investigators in developing research proposals. Interfaces with funding and regulatory agencies to exchange information.
  • Assists with submission of timely, accurate, and complete study continuing review, amendments, and reportable events to IRB.
  • Ensures consent process is performed and documented in compliance with FDA, GCP, IRB, HIPAA, SOPs, sponsor and institutional regulations and policies.
  • Provides ongoing education to study subjects about clinical trials and provides significant new information that may affect a subject’s willingness to participate in a study, when needed. Evaluates subject compliance and promotes compliance through education.
  • Assists in the preparation of site for monitor visit and external/internal audits.  Provides timely response to queries from sponsor and/or auditors.
  • Collaborates with pharmacist or materials management personnel to maintain accurate accountability of investigational products and specimens.
  • Assists with sample collection, processing and shipment for each study.
  • Updates automated databases and other records for reporting and compliance purposes. Generates reports and analysis of data according to project schedules or on an ad hoc basis.
  • Assists by arranging and attending meetings, seminars, symposia and other events related to project efforts. Participates in educational opportunities to increase knowledge about clinical trials and regulations. Remains current with federal, state, and institutional regulations and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education:  Bachelor's degree

Preferred Experience:  1-2 years

Preferred Field of Expertise: Staff education and orientation experience. Knowledge of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems and Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS).

Special Instructions to Applicants: N/A

Applicant Attachments (Required):  Application/Resume

Applicant Attachments (Optional):  Cover Letter


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.



REQ20058937 Posted Date: 05/09/2018 - Thru date - 2018-07-09

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