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Sr Research Associate
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under the direct supervision of the Integrated Diagnostics (IDx) Program Manager and the Vice Chair, Research within the Office of Research Affairs (ORA), the incumbent is responsible for overseeing data management and integrity, logistical and administrative aspects of the Lung IDx program and related lung research projects. Primary job duties of this SRA III will focus on lung imaging research, but may include other research programs depending on departmental needs. Research duties are performed independently under the direct supervision of the principal investigator of Lung Imaging Research and the general supervision of the IDx Program Manager in Radiological Sciences. Oversee chart abstraction, data entry, and data validation of data elements obtained from the EMR for population in the Lung IDx databases. Maintain records of template errors and perform data validation. Ensure data integrity and validity. Advise technical team on software improvements and addition of required data elements. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each research study using approved templates where required. Communicate and coordinate with research entities (NCI cooperative groups, ACR, NIH), and all regulatory departments within these entities as well as industry sponsors as needed to manage a clinical trial. Counsel investigators, researchers and collaborators on study protocol details, as needed. Organize and plan research meetings for project status updates and new developments. Manage FDA compliance (research and administrative staff). Participate in the budget development process with the ORA budget committee for departmental research studies. Attend research-related meetings and courses that may or may not involve travel outside of UCLA. Prepare and regularly report data to the IDx Program Manager within the ORA detailing current research projects, enrollment updates, regulatory status of projects, etc. Provide regular updates to the leadership of the IDx program, as well as the ORA regarding status of assigned projects, supervising staff, pertinent issues/concerns, etc. Provide regular updates of patient data to grants management in order to maintain accurate accounting of the study budget. Participate in ORA meetings as requested. Develop materials in conjunction with PI for study presentation to sponsors, investigators, and regulatory committees as necessary.

Job Qualifications
Ability to supervise and train SRAs/Study Coordinators and other staff or personnel involved in the conduct of research studies and clinical trials. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations and procedures to define objectives, identify patterns and formulate conclusions. Skills in facilitating meetings with faculty, administrative-level professionals, research staff, etc. from diverse backgrounds and different service sectors. Ability to assist in the preparation of research presentations and manuscripts of publishable quality. Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; knowledge of medical terminology; ability to effectively and clearly communicate research goals to faculty investigators, research team, support staff, etc. Demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with a patient population in varying degrees of health. Ability to work a flexible schedule in order to meet changing priorities. Previous experience in university-wide, state, and federal regulatory management in clinical trials. Knowledge of the preparation of research regulatory documents, informed consents, and IRB submissions. Skill in using personal computers; working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation programs. Experience in data management of clinical research protocols, including the completion of case report forms and other study documents. California phlebotomy certification. ACRP or SoCRA ( or equivalent certification ). RN Licensure, BA, MPH or other degree, or several years professional research or analytical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.