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Research Associate I

Job ID: 99426 Date posted: November 20, 2019

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Oncology Research
  • Clinical Technician Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Per Diem


Under supervision, the Research Associate I assists in the data coordination of multiple clinical research studies involving human subjects from initiation to completion for a variety of clinical research studies.
The Research Associate will ensure that all clinical research studies are conducted in accordance with the protocol requirements, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) guidance and regulations. The Research Associate will demonstrate a commitment to providing quality service, support and responsiveness to research subjects, physician investigators, trial sponsors, hospital staffs (clinical and administrative) and contract research organizations (CROs) as applicable.
The Research Associate is part of the Oncology Research Department at Sharp Memorial Hospital. The Oncology Research Department at Sharp Healthcare is responsible, along with physician investigators, for the conduct of cancer clinical trials as well as the care of the patients enrolled in them. The department works as a team to meet patient needs, regulatory requirements, data collection and enrollment goals in support of the research being conducted.
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, person-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Person-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.


Position is located in the community of Serra Mesa, San Diego County



8-hour day shift: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (start and end times may vary); including weekends as needed

May be required travel as needed

This is a Per Diem position


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Proficient in Windows, Word and Excel ( including forms and macros)
  • Proficient in the development and maintenance of complex spreadsheets
  • Skills in analyzing and solving problems
  • Strong planning skills with ability to prioritize
  • Ability to organize and coordinate data collection for research program
  • Ability to communicate with the research team effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC-ACRP)
  • One - Two years’ experience in area of research
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and documentation
  • Knowledge of subject recruitment, screening and evaluation of subjects and protocols

Essential physical requirements may be discussed at time of interview


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Keywords: Clinical Research, Oncology Research, subject recruitment, screening and evaluation, protocols, regulatory requirements, CCRC, ACRP

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