Austin Retina Associates is seeking curious and patient-focused individuals for a Clinical Research Assistant role. Our ideal candidate is passionate about patient care and the administrative aspects of clinical research.

What We Offer

  • Market-based wages
  • Three weeks of PTO
  • 3% company 401k contribution - regardless of your contribution
  • Three options for health insurance - including a free option
  • A truly family-like culture where our leaders practice humility


  • Work closely with clinical research coordinators to assist with collecting data from research patients.
  • Perform all required training to be allowed to participate in specific study protocols as a research assistant, including GCP, IATA, and any required protocol-specific training modules.
  • Learn the details of each study protocol as dictated by their specific role in the study.
  • Train to become certified to perform refractions and vision testing.
  • Assist research coordinators with providing care for study patients during study visits as well as perform diagnostic testing, schedule their appointments and educate them regarding their retinal condition, available treatment options and details of each study protocol.
  • Assist research coordinators with data entry for multiple EDC (Electronic Data Capture) systems.
  • Communicate effectively with research coordinators to ensure high quality data is captured.
  • Capture OCT imaging for study patients.
  • Label, export and upload images via numerous reading center submission portals.
  • Other duties assigned.

Required Attributes

  • Demonstrate our core values: Serving with Compassion, Striving for Excellence, and Practicing Humility
  • Strong interpersonal skills (effective listening, clear communication, effective customer problem resolution, warm demeanor)
  • Ability to master multiple computer systems (data entry and data retrieval)
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) ophthalmology and retina terminology
  • Ability and willingness to perform venipunctures and process samples (training provided)
  • Bilingual preferred.

Position Details

  • Hourly pay (FLSA non-exempt, eligible for overtime)
  • Physical requirements: Frequent standing and sitting, ability to view patient images and operate imaging devices, frequent use of a computer terminal, near constant standing and walking, manual dexterity to operate ophthalmic equipment, lifting heavy equipment
  • Coordinators will be delegated to serve in various roles on 20+ trials
  • Pay range: $18 to $24 / hr (commensurate with experience)