Community Research Associate (Per Diem) - Elders Preserving Independence in the Community (EPIC)

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7171714 (Ref:HRC1066167B)

Posted: April 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Remember when you said you wanted to make a difference? Here's your chance.

Dr. Harriet Aronow focuses on improving health care and health outcomes for older adults. The Elders Preserving Independence in the Community (EPIC) is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This study will compare the effectiveness of an in-home preventive healthcare program delivered by nurses to on-site health and wellness classes for older adults living in low-income independent housing. The project seeks to compare how each option maintains or improves health and functional independence in low-income older adults, with the goal of limiting dependency, moves to nursing homes, and the use of costly health services, while improving health behaviors and promoting the use of preventive health and appropriate community services.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The incumbent should have an interest in research, community outreach, and public health. Under general guidance, the Administrative Research Associate III works closely with PI/study leadership, providing technical and/or administrative support in large or multi-project oriented departments. May be requested by Project PI to take on specific supervisory activities of other Research Associates performing the same function, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. May develop data collection processes and assist in planning steps for the investigative process. Will review and remain current on literature as it relates to clinical/research study. Coordinates all lab and/or clinical activities, including but not limited to, data collection, preparation of grant proposals, and creating independent presentations. Not responsible for generating grant funds.


Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for collecting research data in the community, and administrative tasks associated with scheduling and completing research interviews in community settings.
  • Provides miscellaneous clinical/research support (ad hoc data analysis, hypothesis development, programming, troubleshooting, etc.).
  • Participates in recruitment events and health fairs to increase participation.
  • Organizes clinical/research trials in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and sponsor and/or funding source.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
  • Analyzes data and prepares scientific findings for publication as co-author.
  • May provide system administration and maintenance for the local workstation network.
  • Leads and trains Research Assistants, Research Fellows, lower-level Research Associates, and other related support staff.
  • Orients new Research Fellows and/or Research Scientists to day-to-day operations and procedures.
  • Collects research data for study in community settings around Los Angeles.


Department-Specific Licenses and Certifications:

  • CITI training will be completed during departmental orientation.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science, social sciences, public health, or related field required. Master's degree is preferred.

Experience and Skills:

  • No experience required.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint).
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.
  • Bilingual/Multilingual is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented.
  • Learns new tasks quickly, self-motivated, works well independently with minimal direction as well with others, and is able to multitask.
  • Ability to research, develop and implement new laboratory procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of human resources, administration policies and procedures, and budgetary requirements and policies.
  • Flexibility with travel and scheduling, if necessary.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1066167B
Working Title : Community Research Associate (Per Diem) - Elders Preserving Independence in the Community (EPIC)
Department : Nursing Research
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Research Studies/ Clin Trial
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $19.50 - $29.87

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Job posting number:#7171714 (Ref:HRC1066167B)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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