Join the research team the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention directed by Dr Sumeet Chugh, and located within the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute. The overall goal of this Center is to predict and prevent sudden cardiac arrest, a mostly lethal condition. As a Clinical Research Associate II, you will work directly with Research faculty and staff to facilitate study objectives. Limited contact with research subjects as needed for the study. There are opportunities to participate in manuscripts and grant proposals that result from research efforts. This role will comply with all federal, local, FDA, IRB, and HIPAA guidelines and regulations pertaining to the study and patient care.
This exciting opportunity will include the following day to day duties and responsibilities:
Evaluate and abstract clinical research data from source documents.
Ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical research objectives.
Analysis of medical records including a fundamental knowledge of clinical medicine and preferably clinical cardiology terminology and analysis.
Must possess the confidence to interact with prospective research subjects on the phone or in person, including ability to conduct detailed interviews or assist with detailed questionnaires.
Assists with regulatory submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and works closely with the Principal Investigator or directly with the Institutional Review Board to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines.
Responsible for shipping and maintenance of study supplies and kits.
Maintain strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Participate in required training and education programs.
May be involved in training and education of other Clinical Research Associates.
May coordinate activities of other associates to ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical research objectives.
May have some percent of effort in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Candidate should have strong communication skills and be comfortable interacting with research subjects.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software.
Two (2) years of clinical research or equivalent experience.
Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and attention to detail.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in biological sciences preferred, or equivalent experience.
Preferred specialty background in Cardiovascular disease.
Working Title: Clinical Research Associate II - Smidt Heart Institute - Dr. Sumeet Chugh's Laboratory
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