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Clinical Research Associate I - Part-Time - Surgery

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Requisition # HRC0506852

Surgery can change lives. At Cedars-Sinai, our surgeons offer expert care for a wide range of conditions, from routine to complex.

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai.

The Gewertz and Cohen Laboratory, directed by Bruce Gewertz, MD, and Tara Cohen, PhD, seeks to understand the relationships among task, team, technology and environment to create a patient- and practitioner-centered healthcare system that delivers high-quality, safe care at affordable cost. Our research takes a multidisciplinary approach to in-depth understanding of the current challenges faced in delivering trauma and surgical care and pursues improvements through enhancing the integration of technology and teamwork. The Gewertz and Cohen Lab also leverages expertise from a range of experts and industries to translate quality and safety lessons into improved surgical outcomes. To learn more, please visit: Gewertz & Cohen Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai (

The Clinical Research Associate I (CRAI) will work directly with a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Program Administrator, Research Nurse, or Principal Investigator to coordinate and/or implement the study. The CRAI evaluates and abstracts research data and ensures compliance with protocol and research objectives. This role is responsible for completing case report forms (CRFs) and entering clinical research data, as well as providing limited contact with research participants as needed for study and assists with study bu/long term follow-up research participants only.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with regulatory submissions to the IRB and works closely with supervising research staff or directly with the IRB to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines
  • Assist with clinical trial budgets and patient research billing.
  • Schedule patients for research visits and research procedures
  • Responsible for sample preparation and shipping and maintenance of study supplies and kits
  • Maintain research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines
  • Maintain strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law
  • Participate in required training and education programs

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree required

Experience and Skillset:

  • Understanding of general clinical research objectives. Clinical research experience, preferred

  • Working Title: Clinical Research Associate I - Part-Time - Surgery
  • Department: Home Dept - Gewertz
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Part-time

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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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