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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Associate I - Cardiac Imaging Research - Berman Lab in Los Angeles, California

The mission of the Cardiac Imaging Research Team (CIRT) is to develop nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods that will help reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases. Through research and development of noninvasive imaging techniques, the goals of CIRT are early detection and prevention and, ultimately, eradication of heart attacks.

CIRT is a nonprofit, self-funded research organization housed in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center at Cedars-Sinai. The following research programs are unique to CIRT.

For more than 20 years, CIRT has been collecting what is now the world’s largest registry of information from patients who have undergone cardiac imaging studies. The information derived from historical, demographical, clinical, imaging and outcomes data from patients undergoing cardiac imaging procedures—including nuclear cardiology single-photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI at Cedars-Sinai—will be used to conduct retrospective and future analyses to help advance the field of cardiac imaging focused around the following general aims to investigate:

  • Technical questions such as issues related to the acquisition parameters, image processing and quantitative analysis

  • Diagnostic capabilities to detect disease and assess risk compared to other assessments

  • Prognostic value to predict adverse outcomes of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality

  • The usefulness of the testing to guide clinical decision making and monitor therapy with the goal of preventing adverse outcomes

As a Clinical Research Associate I, you will be asked to provide clinical as well as administrative support to the Director of Cardiac Imaging Research. You will work under the direction of the Institute's Leadership to assist with coordinating and implementing both retrospective and perspective clinical research studies and trials and will assist with collecting, cleaning, organizing, and managing research data through a variety of activities that may include direct engagement with study participants, medical chart review, survey instrument development and implementation, conducting biophysical measures, processing of biosamples, and literature review. All team members receive the opportunity to learn and develop clinical research skills.

Your Clinical and Administrative duties in this dynamic role will include the following:

  • Assist the Director with his correspondence as well as communicate on his behalf (via telephone, email, business letters, and other professional communication).

  • Manage the Director’s calendar and help manage deadlines.

  • Maintain and/or create the Director’s curriculum vitae and other biographical documents (NIH biosketch, research support list, record of past trainees).

  • Perform line editing, formatting, and proofreading of drafts of scientific writing projects (abstracts, manuscripts, progress reports, funding proposals, book chapters) and visual presentations (PowerPoint slides, poster presentations).

  • Perform literature reviews and other work to support writing projects.

  • Assist with travel arrangements.

Provide administrative support to the research program as directed by the Team Leader, the Research Program Administrator, and Associate Director as needed:

  • Assist management with personnel on/off-boarding (requisitions, visa paperwork, orientation, etc).

  • Assist management to ensure completion of HR competencies, regulatory requirements, and continuing education related to employment.

  • Process check requests, business reimbursements, invoices, purchase requisitions; circulates documents for signature/approval as needed.

  • Schedule and plan meetings and events (reserve room, order catering and other supplies, set up A/V, write the agenda and type up minutes, and other needs).

  • Assist in maintaining website, brochures, personnel directory.

  • Assist personnel with making and following up on service and IT requests.

  • Maintain order and neatness of office space including organizing files and supplies, scheduling cleaning and repairs.

  • Assist with collecting payroll adjustments; pick up and distribute pay check stubs.

Provide administrative and clinical support to the research study team:

  • Data entry into case report forms, extracting data from medical records.

  • Make and confirm patient appointments.

  • Create, edit, and/or make copies of study materials (charts, worksheets, advertisement flyers, reference material).

  • Coordinate research visits and communicate with patients as outlined by protocol.

  • Communicate with PI, IRB, Regulatory, Sponsor and research team as needed.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science-related field is preferred


  • One year of office and administrative experience.

  • Experience working in an academic environment (medicine or science) is preferred.

  • Must be proficient using MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Endnote.

  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment, to handle multiple ongoing tasks/projects, and to prioritize and manage his/her time productively.

  • Must show initiative, demonstrate resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skills, and exercise good judgement as many new situations arise and procedures and regulations in the work environment can change frequently and unexpectedly.

  • Must be well organized and have meticulous attention to detail.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills, and exhibit professionalism as the position requires interacting with physicians, scientists, directors, managers, patients, vendors, and various clinical and operational personnel.

Working Title: Clinical Research Associate I - Cardiac Imaging Research - Berman Lab

Department: Home Dept-Pressman

Business Entity: Academic / Research

Job Category: Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Base Pay: $18.00 - $29.87

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.