Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Specialist in Beverly Hills, California

Job Posting: The Clinical Research Specialist provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed. Responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development, coordinates projects, and communicates status and improvement areas to leadership. 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 (IRB). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed by the department or institution.

  2. Responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development and/or maintenance.

  3. Coordinates research projects at an institutional or departmental level.

  4. Communicates project status and improvement areas with leadership in a timely manner and approaches and communicates improvement areas in a solution-based manner.

  5. Projects may include, but are not limited to investigator-initiated protocol development including protocol writing, case report from development, budget development, and coordination of departmental research committees.

  6. Provides guidance regarding project planning, project logistics, and project implementation.

  7. Serves as an internal consultant for specific departmental activities.

  8. Provides research writing activities such as, developing scientific documents for abstracts, publications, presentations, funding applications, and study protocols.

  9. May implement and coordinate department-wide initiatives such as research quality management or clinical trial recruitment efforts.

  10. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) local Institutional Review Board.

  11. Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

  12. Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

  13. Participates in required training and education programs.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities QUALIFICATIONS

This job requires a strong understanding of good clinical practice in Clinical Trials. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to work effectively with patients, their physicians, and/or families; pharmaceutical company representative and other project personnel. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and have the ability to be consistently accurate. The ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently is essential. Must have ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently in a dynamic environment as well as to accomplish multiple tasks within an aggressive time frame.

Must provide consistency and continuity of quality-centered patient care for oncology patients, specifically those in consideration for or actively participating in clinical research protocols. Able to give clear direction, communication and feedback to patients, families and physicians. Evaluate, plan, implement and document medical clinical research by performing clinical duties. Gather and report data. Work in concert with the clinical research coordinators, data managers, and other members of the research team. Participate as an active member of the interdisciplinary team caring for research patients. Computer and database skills including graphics and spreadsheets, such as Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint are essential.

This position also requires: High energy with a focus on meeting deadlines; Able to prioritize and maintain progress on multiple scientific projects; Supportive of finding creative solutions to complex scientific and business challenges; Customer focused in a way that ensures desired outcomes are achieved; Collegial and highly participative at all levels; Focused on providing cutting edge technology that solves real business challenges and ultimately produces better treatment alternatives for patients.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

BA/BS degree or comparable research specific experience

Five (5) years minimum experience in area of research specialty

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Research specific certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some demands include but are not limited to: moderate sitting/walking/standing, high volume of patient interaction, prolonged view of computer screen, lifting, pushing, pulling up to 20 lbs, and good physical and emotional health. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.