Ophthalmic Research Assistant JobWest Columbia, SC 128009

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Why You'll Love This Job

The research assistant is primarily responsible for assisting in research patient visits according to ICH-GCP  guidelines and according to the IRB-approved study protocol and/or manual of procedures. Day-to-day  activities may include all or some of the essential functions listed below, depending upon individual  experience / knowledge and the needs of the organization which are subject to change from time to time.


  • Coordinate and schedule subject visits within study/subject specific windows per protocol  guidelines.  
  • Prepare visit-specific documentation and charts for Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Observe Coordinator in patient care and management 
  • Assist Coordinator in monitoring subject flow and assist in subject care and management 
  • Observe, assist, collect and record all necessary data for follow up (e.g. adverse events, concomitant  medications, etc.) study visits (Phase 2 & 3; NO Gene Therapy) 
  • Transcribe subject study information from source documents to the Electronic Case Report Forms 
  • Administer all mandatory questionnaires to study subjects 
  • Set up, prepare subject, and conduct electrocardiograms (ECG) on subjects as required per study  protocol 
  • Promptly request all necessary medical records for Serious Adverse Event Reporting 
  • Process and ship laboratory biological samples for analysis 
  • Perform intraocular pressure checks after injections 
  • Perform trial frame refraction and ETDRS visual acuity testing (For ISTs only, at selected sites) 
  • Inform subjects and obtain written re-consents in regard to ICF’s  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  
  • Obtain any applicable additional/required sponsor training and/or certifications

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications:  
    •  Education:  
      • High School diploma or the equivalent, with significant relevant experience 
      • College degree preferred 
      • Ophthalmic experience preferred
    • Experience / Knowledge / Skills:  
      • Effective oral and written communication  
      • Delivers safe and appropriate care to patients in addition to the requirements outlined by study protocols
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