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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Specialist I - Hendifar Lab - Pancreatic Cancer in Los Angeles, California

Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you like to use your expertise with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy to hear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity within one of the most outstanding and dynamic places to work in the medical field as your next career move.

The Clinical Research Specialist I 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).

Dr. Hendifar is the Medical Director of Pancreatic Cancer in the Department of Medicine. His research focuses on developing new therapies for pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Hendifar, along with his colleagues have formed multidisciplinary teams that specialize in the treatments of pancreatic cancer, and carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Hendifar is in need of a clinical research specialist to help with various research projects and clinical trials.

Summary of Essential Duties:

  • 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.

  • 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.

Education :

  • BA/BS degree required

Certification/License:

  • ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred.

Experience:

  • Three (3) years minimum experience in area of research specialty.

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