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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title:
Research Associate II

UCLA Title:
Staff Res Assoc II-Nonexempt

Job No.:

Work Hours:
40 hrs, Mon-Fri, 8:30-5PM, 30 min lunch break

Work Location:
Reed Building 1-123-Westwood, CA.

Job Type:


Minimum Salary:
$21.91 / $3812

Maximum Salary:
$35.26 / $6135

Layoff Referral Deadline:

Bargaining Unit:


A. Serve as an assistant for research projects planned and conducted through the UCLA Kagan Alzheimer s Disease Treatment Development Program.

1. Read, fully understand, and precisely carry out research protocols.

2. Perform 12-lead ECGs on clinical trials subjects.

3. Collect and process research specimen according to protocol and program standard operating procedures

4. Coordinate subject visits with PI, SRAs, physicians, blinded raters, and other important personnel.

5. Coordinate subject visits with CNT, CTRC, radiology, molecular imaging, lab, pharmacy, etc.

6. Assist the senior SRA in the preparation of research protocols, informed consent documents, and UCLA Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) applications.

7. Ensure the proper regulatory approval of all new and on-going studies through UCLA Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Western IRB.

8. Assist in the maintainenance of an organized system for tracking of regulatory documents.

9. Follow FDA regulations and UCLA policies governing clinical trials with human subjects.

10. Educate potential research subjects and their caregivers on research projects including the purpose, procedures, risks, benefits, and rights as subjects while adhering to UCLA policies and procedures concerning informed consent.

11. Using universal precautions, process blood and urine specimens as outlined in research protocols.

12. Forward blood and urine specimens to designated central labs in accordance with UCLA Office of Environment, Health, and Safety guidelines.

13. Review records, data sheets, and case report forms for completeness and accuracy.

14. Respond to inquiries from the general public regarding clinical trials for memory problems, Alzheimer s disease, and other dementias.

15. Complete and maintain certification in outcome assessments, per study protocol and sponsor requirements.

16. Perform psychometric testing assessment of research participants

17. Complete and maintain certification in the on-line program CITI Training.

18. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of adverse events to sponsors and IRB

19. Maintain a detailed and accurate record of all subject related visits and data collection.

20. Schedule monitor visits and work with monitors to resolve data discrepancies.

21. Attend clinical trials investigators meetings, which may be at locations outside Los Angeles and may require air travel, overnight and/or weekend stays (2-3 annually).

22. Travel to off-campus research sites to carry out clinical trial activities as needed.

23. Perform other duties to facilitate and ensure safe subject care as needed.

24. Accurately measure and record subjects vital signs.

25. Perform blood draws on clinical trial participants.

B. Data Management

1. Perform data entry in accord with sponsor or trial requirments and systems

2. Create and track subject visits in Excel files and report progress weekly to Manager.

3. Create and maintain subject source charts following sponsor guidelines and FDA regulations governing record keeping.

3. Design and develop source documents specific to each clinical trial, as necessary.

4. Coordinate monitor visits and work with monitor to reconcile data discrepancies.

5. Create and maintain organized tracking system for all regulatory documents.

6. Assist the Director on as-needed basis in data analysis, intreptation and summary for conference presentations and manuscripts.

7. Provide data as required for annual federal grant report and any other grant/trial proposal.

C. Other responsibilities

1. Will attend weekly meetings to keep the Program Director and physicians apprised of status.

2. Support activities of the Easton Center as necessary, including but not limited to, performing telephone follow-up with potential participants, data collection, and other supportive activities in non-clinical trial studies.

3. Attend regular all-staff meetings for the Easton Center.

4. Provide CNT and CTRC Coordinators with updates to clinical trials policies, protocols, and procedures.



Medical training and experience with medical terminology

BA or BS degree in Psychology, Biology, or Sociology with courses in Health Services, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health research methodology, or relevant field strongly preferred.

Recent (within the last 18 months) and relevant experience conducting clinical trials

Demonstrated knowledge of Alzheimer s disease

Experience in preparing protocols for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Experience in working with neurology patients and patient triaging

Ability to communicate effectively in spoken English

Ability to speak Spanish

Skill in writing legible, concise, and grammatically correct standard English

Knowledge of universal precautions

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and diplomacy

Ability to work cooperatively with physicians, nurses, and Center staff

Customer service skills to interact courteously, tactfully, and with sensitivity to patients, research subjects, caregivers, and the general public

Ability to make sound judgments and decisions

Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively with frequent interruptions and distractions

Knowledge of FDA regulations pertaining to drug research with human subjects at clinical sites

Skill in performing venipuncture

Skill in use of laboratory centrifuge

Skill in performing 12-lead ECGs

Knowledge of UCLA Office of Environment, Health, and Safety guidelines for shipping diagnostic specimens

Ability to work overtime or alternate hours as requested

Ability to travel, including weekends

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite for Macintosh computers

Previous experience in cognitive, psychological, or neuropsychological test administration

Ability to work Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00 pm including 30 minute lunch break

Complete Application