1+ months
2018-05-032018-09-05

Clinical Research Specialist (Communication and Engagement Lead)

Cedars-Sinai
The Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Cedars-Sinai conducts multi-disciplinary research projects prioritizing molecular epidemiological approaches to cancer prevention, risk assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. A central focus of the Program is to translate laboratory and population research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center into clinical interventions that slow the progression of cancer, reduce the toxicity of cancer treatment, and enhance the quality of life in our patients. Our team interfaces with a diverse array of patients, including people with liver disease, transplant recipients, individuals with breast, colorectal, liver or pancreatic cancers, and individuals with pancreatitis and diabetes. The Clinical Research Specialist I provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed. Research projects may include epidemiologic studies such as population-based and clinic-based studies and intervention trials focusing on cancer and related conditions. Responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development, coordinates projects, and communicates status and improvement areas to leadership. May implement and coordinate department-wide initiatives such as research quality management or clinical trial recruitment efforts. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board (IRB). Assists in preparing grants and manuscripts including basic statistical analyses. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects as needed by the department or institution. Responsible for specific and assigned aspects of research infrastructure development and/or maintenance. Coordinates research projects at an institutional or departmental level. Communicates project status and improvement areas with leadership in a timely manner. Projects may include, but are not limited to investigator-initiated protocol development including protocol writing, case report form development, budget development, and coordination of departmental research committees. May implement and coordinate department-wide initiatives such as research quality management or clinical trial recruitment efforts. 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. DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with Principal Investigator (PI) and study team to develop and establish outreach strategies for study recruitment for assigned studies. Participate in study related committees and workgroups related to engagement, outreach, marketing and communications to effectively implement local projects. Establish robust recruiting plans to maximize quality patient recruitment, including identifying subject recruitment sources, screening, and events. Implement a range of community engagement initiatives to support the study team and ensure successful and timely recruitment for the study. Serve as liaison with communications team at Cedars-Sinai, as well as external entities, to brand build, market and promote visibility and awareness for the study on a local and regional basis. Serve as the lead engagement contact for to support studies assigned (e.g., CA consortium) in generation of study reports, logistical planning of user interface activities. Oversee training of internal staff on study protocol and provide support for staff on engagement and recruitment plans and events. Integrate analytic inputs, digital capabilities, and advocacy activities into enrollment strategies. Develop processes for tracking, reporting and evaluating accruals to support study specific strategic plans and timelines. Education: BA/BS degree required. MPH or equivalent with experience in epidemiologic research preferred. Certification/License: ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred. Experience: Three (3) years minimum experience in area of research specialty. Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job) 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.

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