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Clinical Research Specialist II - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab

Company: Cedars Sinai
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Share Requisition # HRC0335123

The Institute for Research on Health Aging conducts multi-disciplinary research that prioritizes the prevention of cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive disease, and cancer. Our focus is on 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.

Our Clinical Research Specialist II will provide clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of multiple projects. Ongoing research projects include longitudinal cohort studies, clinical trials, and large database analyses. You will serve as a Team Lead for one large project and/or several small to medium sized projects that will involve working closely with investigators on developing the research infrastructure, coordinating operations, communicating progress, ensuring compliance, and identifying areas for improvement. Will also assist with preparing grants and manuscripts for publication. Importantly, you 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.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Implements research projects by working with investigators to develop the research infrastructure, coordinate operations, communicate progress, ensure compliance, and identify areas for improvement.

  • Leads the development of study protocols, case report forms, budgets, communication plans, and progress reports being prepared for institutional research committees and sponsors.

  • Supervise day-to-day clinical research operations.

Educational Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Masters in Public Health or equivalent preferred

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred.


  • Five (5) years minimum experience in area of research specialty.
  • Ability to work extremely well as part of large or small multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software applications quickly.
  • Outstanding organization skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Working Title: Clinical Research Specialist II - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab
  • Department: Heart Institute Operations
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Academic/Research Services
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time

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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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