The Institute for Research on Health Aging conducts multi-disciplinary research that prioritizes 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.
As our Clinical Research Associate I, you will work under the direction of Institute leadership to assist with coordinating and implementing clinical research studies. Will assist with collecting, cleaning, organizing, and managing research data through a variety of activities that may include direct engagement with study participants, medical chart review, survey instrument development and implementation, conducting biophysical measures, processing of biosamples, and literature review. All team members receive the opportunity to learn and develop clinical research skills. Many team members will have the opportunity to contribute as potential authors on research manuscripts published in medical journals. Importantly, the successful candidate 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.
Works with investigators to coordinate/implement clinical study protocols.
May evaluate and abstract clinical research data from source documents. Ensures compliance with protocol and overall clinical research objectives.
Completes Case Report Forms (CRFs).
May provide supervised contact with research participants or contact for long term follow-up of research participants.
Assists with regulatory submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and works closely with supervising research staff or directly with the Institutional Review Board to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines.
Assists with clinical trial budgets.
Assists with patient research billing.
May schedule patients for research visits and research procedures.
May be responsible for sample preparation and shipping and maintenance of study supplies and kits.
Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB).
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.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree is required
Spanish language translator certification, preferred
Understanding of general clinical research objectives.
Prior training or experience in clinical research is preferred.
Working Title: Clinical Research Associate I - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab
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.