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.
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 teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive 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.