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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Data Specialist II - Medicine - Part-Time in Los Angeles, California

Everyone’s unique health journey is informed by data. Join us as we translate today's discoveries into tomorrow's medicine.

Cedars-Sinai is home to some of the most advanced biomedical research and training programs in the world, which attracts renowned physician-scientists seeking an unparalleled environment for fostering invention and teamwork.

The Clinical Research Data Specialist II position manages the data for assigned research studies. This will include, designing forms for data collection, clinical data abstraction, processing data, maintaining record systems, and producing project reports for studies. In addition, this role may train clinical research staff, perform basic statistical analysis, and work with bioinformatics to develop and maintain trial management systems. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May work with bioinformatics in the development and maintenance of clinical trials management systems including validation of systems

  • May train clinical research staff to help improve the quality of the data being collected

  • May solve operational/data problems in consultation with other employees and/or supervisors

  • May perform basic statistical analysis in conjunction with a biostatistician

  • Manages data for research studies

  • Designs forms for data collection

  • Performs clinical data collection/abstraction

  • Processes clinical data using a range of computer applications and database systems to support cleaning and management of subject or patient data

  • Produces project reports

  • Maintains the accuracy, integrity and security of complex, large computerized records systems

  • Understands regulations, policies, protocols and procedures to control and maintain accurate records

  • Performs data searches and other related administrative tasks

  • 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

Department-Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses statistical software (R, Stata) to manage, manipulate, and analyze large data sets (e.g., claims data, electronic health records, survey data)

  • Conducts literature reviews on topics including dementia care, polypharmacy, medication management, hypertension

  • Works closely with PIs to assist with grantwriting and developing grant ideas

  • Assists with scheduling qualitative interviews

  • Conducts qualitative interviews

  • Analyzes qualitative data using qualitative software including Dedoose, NVivo

  • Assists with writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals

  • Assists with the management of IRB applications and acquisition of research data

  • Supports PIs with submitting annual reports to the NIH

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, required.

License/Certification Requirements:

  • Certification in Clinical Research, ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) preferred.

Experience and Skill Set:

  • Two (2) years minimum experience in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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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