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Clinical Research Specialist - California Heart Foundation

Beverly Hills, California


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Requisition # HRC0803126

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Group offers a full spectrum of Internal Medicine and Multi-Specialty patient care, servicing patients in geographies across the Greater Los Angeles area.

The group is home to many investigators and staff with an interest in clinical research.  To provide needed support for the growing portfolio of research, and ensure optimal success, we have implemented a centralized research infrastructure that:

  • Allows for greater collaboration and shared resourcing
  • Standardizes processes and streamline costs
  • Creates transparency and accountability in financial reporting
  • Ensures appropriate feasibility and impact reviews
  • Provides consistency to sponsors and research partners
  • Assures appropriate training for research investigators/staff
  • Assures financial and regulatory compliance to minimize risk

We are seeking a Clinical Research Specialist who will provide clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects and care of research patients as needed. You will be responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development, coordinates projects, and communicates status and improvement areas to leadership. You may implement and coordinate department-wide initiatives such as research quality management or clinical trial recruitment efforts. Will ensure compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB).


Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field strongly preferred
  • Master's Degree preferred


  • Certification in Clinical Research preferred


  • Five (5) years’ experience in area of clinical research.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in IRB clinical research application procedures or related experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology, or Contract Research Organization is preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Phase I, II, III, IV clinical trials and investigator-initiated trials is preferred.
  • Working Title: Clinical Research Specialist - California Heart Foundation
  • Department: Research - CSMN
  • Business Entity: Medical Network Foundation
  • City: Beverly Hills
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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