Job Description

The Lundquist Institute is looking for a  Full-time Clinical Research Associate to join our team in our Torrance, CA location

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • GED or high school diploma, Bachelor’s Degree
  • > 2 years of experience as a Study Coordinator/ Research Assistant with patient interaction           
  • > 1 years of experience managing all phases of clinical trials (site-level)
  • > 6 months of experience working in the field of Neurology preferred (not required)
  • Knowledge of GCP and institutional research policies.
  • Excellent communication skills    
  • Ability to work independently with no supervision.       
  • Ability to independently read, understand and adhere to multiple research protocols.       
  • Ability to work closely with Sponsor and their representatives, monitors, and auditors during all phases of the studies (includes start-up phase and closing phase)         
  • Knowledge of all regulatory aspects of clinical trials, including IRB submissions (central and local)
  • Ability to coordinate all aspects of study visits (labs, PI assessments, medical history, MRI)
  • Experience with identifying study participants, recruitment, consenting and following up.
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record System (Cerner) for accessing medical records.
  • Knowledge of creating source documents and up-keeping Regulatory Site Binders
  • Knowledge of IATA and how to process and ship lab samples.
  • Ability to manage and reconcile study finances and work closely with the Grants & Contracts and Accounting Departments (includes start-up phase and closing phase of clinical trials)
  • Ability to submit external invoices for payment (ex: vendors, Sub-I payments, MRI payments)
  • Spanish speaking is highly preferred but not required.

Description of Duties

  • Regularly communicate with the PI to discuss upcoming and ongoing research projects.
  • Work with and communicate with Sub-I’s during all phases of the clinical trials.    
  • Work closely with Sponsors and their representatives, monitors, and auditors during all phases of studies.   
  • Manage and reconcile study financial accounts, work closely with Grants & Contracts and Accounting Departments   
  • Attend Investigator Meetings when necessary.
  • Independently read, understand, implement, and adhere to multiple research protocols. 
  • Responsible for all regulatory aspects of trials from feasibility to close-out.
  • Create accurate and comprehensive source documents for each assigned research study and update for protocol amendments.
  • Identify, contact, recruit, consent and educate study participants.
  • Coordinate, manage and conduct follow-up study visits; preform procedures per protocol (i.e. medical history)
  • Process and ship laboratory samples according to IATA regulations
  • Perform all data entry for multiple protocols in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain and update multiple regulatory site binders.
  • Train study site personnel on multiple protocols (Sub-Is, study coordinators, students, or volunteers)
  • Submit invoices for vendors, Sub-I payments and study MRIs


The Lundquist Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to saving lives not only in the greater Los Angles metro area but throughout the world. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on over 1,000 research studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.


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