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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 (cedars-sinai.edu).
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
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
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 t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive 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.