Senior Research & Financial Analyst


The mission of the Clinical Research Finance team within the UCLA Dean's Office of Clinical Research (OCR) and UCLA Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is to advance and support patient access to clinical research studies across UCLA Health System. In supporting that mission, you would help initiate and support key study activation tasks, including but not limited to: study activation tasks within the UCLA Clinical Research Management System (CRMS), clinical trial budget development, Medicare Coverage Analysis, procedural coding, research pricing, and budget negotiation.

In this role, you will assist research faculty and staff navigate components of the clinical research activation process quickly and effectively. You will be responsible for review and analysis of new and revised clinical trial protocols and proposals, to appropriately coordinate financial updates as required by the study and any applicable amendments and will be provided exposure to the clinical trials activation process, new and innovative investigational treatments on the horizon, and as such, is expected to maintain and treat such information and materials confidentially. You will receive training to support performance of job functions, and are expected to follow instructions, standard operating procedures, and take appropriate initiative to research issues and exercise strong problem solving skills.

As our Senior Research & Financial Analyst, you will assist OCR in performance of their underlying mission to the UCLA Health System in advancing patient access to new and innovative medical treatments. In doing so, you will be responsible for supporting several key business processes, including but not limited to: study activation and facilitation, clinical trial budget development, informed consent review/guidance, contract payment terms analysis, and will be responsible for serving as a liaison and support system to UCLA Health physicians, nurses, research faculty and staff, as well as several administrative research offices that support and facilitate study activation.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in biological sciences or equivalent experience of at least 2 years in the clinical research environment.
  • CCRP, ACRP or similar research related certification preferred.
  • At least 2 years' recent experience as a clinical research professional involving hands-on IRB submissions and/or study budgeting duties.
  • Demonstrates expertise in protocol assessment, IRB submission, and clinical trials budgeting/negotiation.
  • Strong working knowledge of the full range of pre-award activities related to clinical trials research (e.g., IRB, ISPRC, CIRC/ISRC, GCRC, other regulatory approvals, etc.)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Experience working with faculty, administrators, and staff in an academic medical center, health care or university environment.
  • Knowledge of research regulatory requirements (including FDA and other federal and state regulations), GCP/ICH guidelines, and special requirements for drug and medical device trials, as well as ICD and CPT coding and clinical research billing modifiers.
  • Familiarity with UCLA or similar organization pharmacy, path/lab, radiology and other ancillary services and research pricing.
  • Familiarity with industry contracting or the ability to learn and grasp basic clinical trials contracting concepts.
  • Familiarity with UCLA Medical Center (preferred) or similar organization computing systems and demonstrated ability to learn and utilize other databases and administrative software, including a future clinical trials information system.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software quickly and thoroughly.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.