Clinical Research Associate I - Melmed Lab - Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7228085 (Ref:1213)

Posted: March 11, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Principal Investigator, Dr. Gil Melmed, is seeking a Clinical Research Associate I to join the team!

Cedars-Sinai is home to some of the most advanced biomedical research and training programs in the world, which attracts renowned physician-scientists seeking an unparalleled environment for fostering invention and teamwork.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Dr. Gil Melmed's clinical research team is searching for a highly motivated Clinical Research Coordinator II/CPT to be a part of an exciting opportunity within the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) at Cedars-Sinai. IBIRI is a multidisciplinary basic, translational, and clinical research program devoted to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

The research of Gil Melmed, MD, focuses on clinical outcomes research in inflammatory bowel disease. Specifically, he is interested in improving health outcomes, health-related quality of life, and quality of care. His research includes the role of vaccination in preventing infection, IBD disease phenotype and classification, and outcomes after surgery. Dr. Melmed oversees clinical trials of novel agents for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

We are seeking a Clinical Research Associate I (CRAI) who 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 the study and assisting with study budget and patient research billing. Ensures compliance with all federal, local, FDA, IRB, and HIPAA guidelines and regulations of the study and patient care.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides supervised patient contact or patient contact for long-term follow-up patients only.
  • Assists with regulatory submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) including submission of Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, and Safety Letters in accordance with local and federal guidelines.
  • Assists with clinical trial budgets.
  • Assists with patient research billing.
  • Schedules patients for research visits and research procedures.
  • Responsible for sample preparation shipping and maintenance of study supplies and kits.
  • 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-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Other tasks may include screening potential patients for protocol eligibility, assisting with scheduling, presenting non-medical trial concepts and details, and participating in the informed consent process.
  • Responsible for coordination of the program’s teleconferences, meeting logistics, travel arrangements, and maintaining the Investigator’s calendar.
  • In conjunction with the study team, may plan and coordinate strategies for increasing project patient enrollment, improving efficiency, and participating in weekly team huddles.
  • May prepare data spreadsheets for investigator and/or department.
  • May assist with grant proposals, publication preparation, and presentations.
  • May need to travel for learning sessions/investigator meetings.
  • Participates in required training and education programs.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.



  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred in Science, Sociology, or related field.

Experience and Skills:

  • No experience is required. One (1) year of clinical research experience is preferred.
  • Ability to interpret and apply knowledge of State, Federal, and Agency standards to comply with regulations.

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 : 1213
Working Title : Clinical Research Associate I - Melmed Lab - Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute
Department : Research - Digestive and Liver Diseases
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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