Office of Research, UC Riverside

Clinical Research Officer (CRO)

The CRO is responsible for providing contracting services for clinical (drug and/or medical device) trials and other extramurally-funded clinical research projects, such as pre-clinical and observational studies.  The CRO will serve as the lead contract and grant officer for all sponsored programs administration activities associated with UCR’s School of Medicine.  The duties of the CRO include: reviewing, endorsing and submitting proposals to sponsors; reviewing required prior approvals for research projects; conducting comprehensive analysis of a variety of awards (e.g., sponsor-initiated and investigator-initiated clinical trial agreements, clinical/research grants, outgoing clinical sub-agreements, amendments, material transfer agreements related to clinical research, and confidentiality agreements); drafting, negotiating, and executing such awards with industry (e.g., pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations), non-profit, state, and Federal sponsors, on behalf of The Regents, in compliance with University policies and applicable Federal and state laws; providing on-going administrative management services during the term of the award (e.g., negotiating and executing award modifications); interacting with a variety of campus and University of California system-wide offices to facilitate the management, administration and conduct of clinical and other sponsored research; participating in the development and delivery of campus training related to clinical research; and understanding evolving trends in clinical trial research. To learn more about this exceptional opportunity at UC Riverside, please visit Job Opportunities portal.