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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Specialist II - Per Diem - Dept. of Medicine in Los Angeles, California

Cedars-Sinai is committed to pushing the frontiers of medicine and discovering new technologies and innovations that will change how we diagnose and treat disease. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact.

The Clinical Research Specialist II provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed. Reporting to the Principal Investigator/Director, Innovation in Imaging, the Clinical Research Specialist II utilizes clinical expertise to coordinate research project quality assurance and quality control. 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).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • 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 program.

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Art or Science degree, required.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • ACRP/SoCRA certification, preferred.

Experience and Skillset:

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

  • Clinical experience as a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented, learns new tasks quickly, self-motivated, works well independently with minimal supervision, works well with others and able to multitask.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.

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.

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