The Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) are proud to announce an exciting new joint program: Research Associates in the Department of Emergency Medicine (RAD-EM).
We are recruiting competitive candidates to volunteer as research associates (RAs) who will identify and screen potential study participants in the Harbor-UCLA Emergency Department (ED). This program is designed for university students or recent graduates with an interest in the health professions, such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation, community health, laboratory research, and the like. On-site training will include the fundamentals of clinical research and study design, data collection, and good clinical practices.
RAs will interact with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s emergency medicine residents and faculty to screen, recruit, and consent patients for a variety of clinical research studies. RAs will learn hands-on about informed consent, ethics, confidentiality, data collection methods, and study design. Opportunities include: data collection, entry, and processing. Some students choose to participate in database configuration and statistical analysis. Additionally, participants in RAD-EM will have the unique opportunity to observe clinical care and operations in a nationally renowned high-acuity Los Angeles County ED with a Level I Trauma Center and Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC).
Each RA will be expected to make a minimum commitment of one four-hour shift per week in the Emergency Department for a minimum of one Session. Each Session will last seventeen (17) weeks; participants may be invited back for future Sessions based on performance evaluations.
As their skills develop, RAs may be given increased responsibility for project management and leadership positions in the Program.
Application Process & Timing
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and Sessions will begin three times a year: Spring (January to May); Summer (May to September); and Fall (September to January). Competitive candidates will be contacted for further consideration after initial application.
The "RAD-EM Sessions Calendar" to the right includes application deadlines for our Sessions throughout the year. We will typically accept applications two months prior to the start of a Session.
Please Note: Orientation and Training dates are fixed and a prerequisite to the Program. There are no make-up dates.
For application materials and more information, please contact the RAD-EM Program Coordinator, Renée Sanchez Durbin: firstname.lastname@example.org or office: 310-222-3503.
Update May, 2017
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