Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Associate II - Oncology in Los Angeles, California

The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all of our patients with cancer. As part of this commitment, our cancer clinical trials program has been expanded to include Experimental Therapeutics (Phase I) and Drug Development programs. With this commitment strengthened, we can continue to make advances in cancer care.

Through our oncology clinical trials program, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute continues our ongoing commitment to offer our patients with cancer excellence in research and patient care. We offer multiple cancer clinical trials in a wide range of cancerous tumors. On behalf of The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, we thank you for considering these important therapeutic options and look forward to helping you.

This position functions as support staff for the clinical research protocols. The Clinical Research Associate II will assist the research department with case report form (CRF) completion for all clinical research protocols sponsored by various pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate data for completion of case report forms (CRFs), either paper or electronic data capture and perform data entry for clinical research trials and projects.

  • Reviews all clinical study records to ensure complete documentation in compliance with regulations.

  • Prepares charts for monitoring visits.

  • Answers sponsor queries in a timely manner.

  • Obtain physician signatures on CRFs and other study documentation as needed.

  • Assists the research staff in meeting all data lock and query resolution deadlines.

  • Updates outside sponsors as needed on query resolution, outstanding number of CRFs to be completed, etc.

  • Provide support (including administrative/clerical) to staff and external sources related to current research projects.

  • Attend meetings and telephone conferences related to research activities as needed.

  • Act as liaison between research department and sponsor as needed to ensure timely CRF completion.

  • Maintain research charts and subject records.

  • Obtain medical records, death certificates and death information for all subjects as needed.

  • Interact appropriately with other members of the clinical team and office personnel, communicating in a highly professional manner at all times.

  • Advise supervisor, physicians, administrator of potential or actual problems.

  • May participate in CRF development for Investigator Initiated Trials

  • May be involved in training and education of other CRAs.

  • Participate in planning, workshops, evaluation meetings, and seminars, educational or administrative meetings as necessary or requested.

  • Review and adhere to department policies and procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines.

  • Maintain confidentiality when performing all duties and responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate willingness to assist co-workers in completion of daily tasks or special projects to support the department’s efficiency.

  • Maintain appropriate records, notification of time worked, vacations, seminars, and professional time commitments related to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of clinical research

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or science-related field is preferred

  • 1 year of experience in a medical office is 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: clinical trials, research, oncology, hematology, cancer, biology medical

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.