Clinical Research Associate I - Neuroimmunology Research Program - Department of Neurology

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7249829 (Ref:3050)

Posted: May 30, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

We invite you to consider this great opportunity!

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Omar Al-Louzi, MD is seeking a highly motivated Clinical Research Associate I to join his dynamic team!

The Al-Louzi Laboratory conducts research to identify the causes of visual loss and clinical disability in multiple sclerosis (MS), neuroimmunology and neurological disorders. The project will involve exciting aspects of investigating visual function data, obtaining high-resolution retinal and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as part of clinical studies aimed at understanding the interplay between visual disability and CNS injury in neuro-immunological disorders and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The Clinical Research Associate I will work directly with a Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Program Administrator, Research Nurse, or Principal Investigator to coordinate and/or implement the study and may serve as the point of contact for external sponsors. This role evaluates and abstracts research data, and ensures compliance with protocol and research objectives. This position is responsible for completing case report forms (CRFs), entering clinical research data, and assist with regulatory submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The incumbent assists with study budget and research participant billing. The CRA I may coordinate activities, training, and education for other CRA members. This role follows all federal, local, FDA, IRB, and HIPAA guidelines and regulations pertaining to the study and patient care.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides supervised contact with research participants or contact for long term follow-up research participants only.
  • Enters data into Electronic Data Systems (EDCs) that are provided by the sponsors.
  • Works closely with supervising research staff or directly with the Institutional Review Board to submit Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines.
  • Schedules research participants for research visits and research procedures.
  • Responsible for sample preparation and shipping and maintenance of study supplies and kits.
  • Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
  • May participate in the development of Investigator initiated trials for Investigational New Drug applications and/or Device applications.
  • Participates in centralized activities such as auditing, Standard Operating Procedure development, etc.
  • Coordinates activities of other associates to ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical research objectives.

Department-Specific Duties:

  • Transportation of research medications.
  • Performs study related assessments and questionnaires.
  • Assists with prescreening of research participants for various clinical trials.
  • Attends research meetings and monthly conference calls with sponsors for study updates.
  • Maintains organized paper and electronic research files.
  • Performs all data collection and data entry tasks for department clinical trials.
  • Assists with preparing manuscripts, letters, and other research documents as needed.
  • Responds to sponsor’ inquiries regarding protocol start-up activities and recruitment. Performs literature reviews.
  • Coordinating clinical research visits, performing retinal imaging using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner, visual function testing, as well as participating in research projects using innovative MRI techniques.
  • Obtains standardized measures of disability and visual outcomes.



  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • 1 year of clinical research related experience is preferred.

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 : 3050
Working Title : Clinical Research Associate I - Neuroimmunology Research Program - Department of Neurology
Department : Research - Neurology
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:#7249829 (Ref:3050)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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