The SC CTSI is establishing a centralized Clinical Research Support (CRS) office at USC for research teams conducting non-cancer clinical studies. Under the leadership of Dr. April Armstrong, the CRS will assist with protocol development, study activation, conduct, and close-out, with an initial focus on investigator-initiated studies.
As part of the CRS, a Research Navigator, Diana Palma (pictured right), has come aboard to evaluate the needs of research teams, guide them through the stages of carrying out a clinical study, and connect them with resources available across USC. Diana can be reached at Diana.Palma@med.usc.edu or (323) 442-1038. In her previous position at CHLA, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator III with a focus on supportive care and cancer survivorship studies.
CRS is actively recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators to join a coordinator pool. Coordinators will have the opportunity to work on studies of varying disease types and provide a range of study-related services, ranging from regulatory document preparation, participant recruitment, data collection, and study monitoring.
Coordinator job posting: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/52615
CRS is currently seeking a Recruitment Specialist. to provide expertise, tools and resources for develop recruitment strategies, including strategies to engage special populations in research.
Recruitment Specialist job posting: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/58118
CRS will soon begin recruitment of a Program Coordinator. This position has not yet been posted. Stay tuned!