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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Associate I - Department of Surgery - Gangi Lab in Los Angeles, California

As a Clinical Research Associate I, you will assist in all aspects of health services research projects, including data entry and review, basic statistics. Additionally, you will be expected to assist with searching for scientific literature and producing & organizing presentations, abstracts, reports, and manuscripts. The research assistant would be on the Surgical Oncology Research team which focuses on multiple methodologies, including chart review studies, participating in study design and trial design, and writing of IRB protocols and amending as necessary. Based on experience, will have the opportunity to take on projects as lead with opportunities to present at scientific meetings and publish.

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct searches using PubMed/Medline and other online sources; order articles online; and organize/facilitate screening for literature reviews.

  • Draft study plans, protocols, and other study-related documents; circulate them to investigators and research personnel for approval.

  • Manage and review incoming raw data, track related timelines, and communicate with research personnel.

  • Draft journal articles, research abstracts, posters, and presentations; manage submissions to journals and conferences.

  • Quality check reports.

  • Help with administrative tasks, such as tracking timelines, and participating in submissions of abstracts etc.

  • Communicate effectively within the project team.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent computer/software knowledge and skills, including MS Office and managing databases; and ability to adapt and gain comfort with unfamiliar software and programs.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing priorities.

  • Sense of urgency to meet goals, objectives, and deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment.

  • Experience with programming in SAS and/or Adobe Acrobat Pro, a plus.

  • The above describes the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all job activities, duties, and responsibilities.

Education required:

  • BA/BS degree in sciences or healthcare-related discipline OR

  • MA/MS/MPH degree (or other advanced degree) in sciences or healthcare-related discipline

License required:

  • SoCRA certification preferred

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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