The Institute for Research on Health Aging conducts multi-disciplinary research that prioritizes the prevention of cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive disease, and cancer. Our focus is on translating new research discoveries into pragmatic interventions aimed at promoting healthy aging across diverse populations. Our approach involves human physiology, cohort, and clinical trial studies and our team includes established experts in population, clinical, translational, basic, and data science.
Our Clinical Research Specialist II will provide clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of multiple projects. Ongoing research projects include longitudinal cohort studies, clinical trials, and large database analyses. You will serve as a Team Lead for one large project and/or several small to medium sized projects that will involve working closely with investigators on developing the research infrastructure, coordinating operations, communicating progress, ensuring compliance, and identifying areas for improvement. Will also assist with preparing grants and manuscripts for publication. Importantly, you will participate in not only team building activities but also formal and informal training opportunities designed to promote cross-areas skills development and personal career growth in preparation for further leadership roles.
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
Provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed by the department or institution.
Responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development and/or maintenance.
Coordinates research projects at an institutional or departmental level.
Communicates project status and improvement areas with leadership in a timely manner.
Projects may include, but are not limited to investigator-initiated protocol development including protocol writing, case report form development, budget development, and coordination of departmental research committees.
Provides guidance regarding project planning, project logistics, and project implementation.
Serves as an internal consultant for specific departmental activities.
Provides research writing activities such as, developing scientific documents for abstracts, publications, presentations, funding applications, and study protocols.
May implement and coordinate department-wide initiatives such as research quality management or clinical trial recruitment efforts.
Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Participates in required training and education programs.
Implements research projects by working with investigators to develop the research infrastructure, coordinate operations, communicate progress, ensure compliance, and identify areas for improvement.
Leads the development of study protocols, case report forms, budgets, communication plans, and progress reports being prepared for institutional research committees and sponsors.
Supervise day-to-day clinical research operations.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.