Clinical Research Ophthalmic Photographer

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Clinical Research Ophthalmic Photographer🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Nov 18, 2020 Post Date📅87859 Requisition #The Spencer Center for Vision Research seeks a Clinical Research Ophthalmic Photographer skilled in clinical ophthalmic photography and phlebotomy to contribute to clinical research led by faculty in the Stanford Department of Ophthalmology and affiliates. This person will work as part of a team of clinical research coordinators to implement clinical research. They will specifically be responsible to obtaining ophthalmic images (photography, OCT, other) from human subjects per study protocols specified by faculty and sponsors and storing/transmitting the images per protocol. This person will also collect venous blood samples from human subjects per study protocols and perform initial processing, storage and shipping. This person will maintain the ophthalmic imaging equipment in the Spencer Center for Vision Research Clinical Research Clinic. They will contribute to general research tasks including training of team members as needed.

Essential background includes training in ophthalmic photography, and training and experience in phlebotomy, specifically venipuncture. Hands on experience in clinical research ophthalmic photography, including certification as a photographer for clinical trials, is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

It is expected that this person will demonstrate meticulous record keeping and organizational skills, careful attention to detail in all research procedures, strong problem-solving abilities and excellent judgment and ability to work as part of a team and coordinate research procedures with co-workers.

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup through close-out.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects. Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other study related documents, and complete study documents/case report forms.
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols, and review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents. Prepare regulatory submissions, and ensure institutional Review Board renewals are completed.
  • Assemble study kits for study visits, monitor scheduling of procedures and charges, coordinate documents, and attend monitoring meetings with sponsors, acting as primary contact.
  • Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.
  • Interact with the principal investigator regularly, ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.
  • Ensure essential documentation and recording of patient and research data in appropriate files per institutional and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in monitor visits and regulatory audits.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Training in clinical ophthalmic photography
  • Training and experience in phlebotomy, specifically venipuncture
  • Hands on experience in clinical research ophthalmic photography, including certification as a photographer for clinical trials, is preferred
  • Meticulous record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Careful attention to detail in all research procedures.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate research procedures with co-workers is essential.


Two year college degree and two years related work experience or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.


Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.


  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Occasional evening and weekend hours.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 1/18/2021
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