The Posadas Laboratory conducts translational research focused on advanced prostate cancer and the biology of metastasis. The laboratory is part of a network of labs within the Uro-Oncology research program at Cedars-Sinai and is integrated into the Urologic Oncology Program Clinics.
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The clinical research data specialist I creates and maintains databases with clinical information (both identifiable and de-identified) associated with research samples and works with the clinical team to facilitate data entry for ongoing clinical trials. The clinical research data specialist I is responsible for the following duties:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs, alters, and maintains databases in FileMaker Pro. Data entry occurs in File Maker Pro, as well as, in other platforms (e.g., REDCap).
Completes case report forms and enters clinical research data.
Works with the clinical and laboratory teams to develop and maintain databases essential to clinical research operations, including data from various clinical sources (e.g., hospital records, patient charts, lab reports, electronic medical record systems, etc).
Creates new databases and improves/maintains/updates existing databases by ensuring a system of data and database version control, querying and cleaning data, outlining methods for quality assurance and control, developing and maintaining the data manual and data dictionary, maintaining and checking security/access features, and creating data files for data export for analysis.
Assists with the shipping and maintenance of research specimens, as needed.
The clinical data research specialist I needs to meet institutional requirements for handling clinical data as required by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Clinical Research Office (CRO).
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 teaching 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.