Job Posting: The Division of General Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is recruiting an ambitious and talented individual in the position of Clinical Research Data Specialist I to support and 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. Faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine study issues related to healthcare access, outcomes, quality, value, and appropriateness 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 will work on projects led by Dr. Joshua Pevnick, Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Associate Director of the Division of Informatics; Dr. Carl Berdahl, Emergency Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Research Scientist in the Division of General Internal Medicine; and other faculty members. The associate will have opportunities to learn and refine research skills and to contribute to publications, with a goal of increasing responsibility ultimately resulting in co-authorship. The individual will assist with all phases of research, from scoping project ideas through grant writing, data collection, and analysis. Specific tasks will include research administrative support; 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; facilitating teamwork and communication with internal and external collaborators; interacting with institutional review boards; and writing sections of manuscripts and other documents. Individuals with relevant training and experience may perform basic statistical analyses and participate in interactions with statisticians. 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. Experience: The ideal candidate will be studying for or have obtained a bachelors or masters' degree in public health, health services research, health policy, epidemiology, or related fields. Prior research experience will be viewed favorably. 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. He or she will ask insightful questions and be willing to take on novel tasks. This position would allow successful candidates to embark on at least two interesting career paths. The first would involve leveraging the experience gained in this position to support a strong application to a medical or doctoral program. The second would involve steadily escalating responsibility in supporting researchers and research teams. 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.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.