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Clinical Research Data Specialist I

Requisition # 30123 Apply Now

The Division of General Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is recruiting an ambitious and talented individual to conduct diverse health services research projects.

Cedars-Sinai has instituted a system-wide initiative to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate care at the right time and cost. In part, this operational goal is being achieved through an expansion of health services research. The Division of General Internal Medicine includes several faculty members who study issues related to the quality, appropriateness, and value of care across diverse clinical content areas. Funding support for this work includes federal (e.g., NIH, AHRQ), non-federal, and internal sources.

The Clinical Research Data Specialist I (part-time) will primarily work on projects led by Dr. Nuckols, Director of General Internal Medicine, and may also work with other faculty members. Dr. Nuckols and her team have been highly effective at supporting junior researchers who seek to gain further experience. Between coursework and project work, the Specialist will have opportunities to master skills in specific research areas and develop an outstanding publication track record. The individual will assist with all phases of research, from scoping project ideas through grant writing, data collection, and analysis. Specific tasks will include performing literature searches; critically evaluating and extracting data from published articles; participating in primary data collection; managing datasets from internal and external sources; performing descriptive analyses; and writing sections of manuscripts and other documents. Individuals with relevant training and experience may perform cost-effectiveness and/or basic statistical analyses. The job will evolve over time as the Specialist's skills develop and funding for new projects is secured.

This is a part-time position 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week).

The position may involve the following knowledge and skills:
• Cost-effectiveness analysis, financial accounting, or microeconomics
• Epidemiology and biostatistics
• Literature search methods
• Health system structure and financing
• Database management and analysis (programming in SAS, STATA, and/or R; and linking, cleaning, and recoding data)
• Scientific writing
• Qualitative study design and implementation

The Clinical Research Data Specialist I 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. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

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.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
BA/BS required. Master's Degree preferred or in progress.

The ideal candidate will be studying for or have obtained a Masters’ degree in health services research, health policy, epidemiology, or related fields as well as prior work experience. The candidate will have demonstrated a strong aptitude for conducting scientific research, including exhibiting initiative, critical thinking, meticulousness, integrity, and the ability to complete work in a timely manner.

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
  • Working Title: Clinical Research Data Specialist I
  • Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0801077 - Home Dept - Noble
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Research/Research Admin
  • Job Specialty: Clinical Research
  • Position Type: Regular-P/T
  • Shift Length: 8hr
  • Hours: tbd
  • Days: Departmental Schedule
  • Shift Type: Flexible
  • Weekends: None
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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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