Help us defy heart disease. Join the CRF team.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting the latest advancements in heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, we have helped pioneer innovations and have educated doctors on the latest treatments. We are committed to igniting the next wave of innovation in research and education that will help doctors save and improve the quality of their patients’ lives. We invite you to learn more about available career opportunities here.
Center for Education
Program Project Manager, Industry Relations
The Program Project Manager will be responsible for project managing satellite events associated with medical meetings sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) as well as programs held as adjunct symposia at other medical meetings. This includes informing industry of the benefits of conducting a satellite program, processing applications and application fees, assigning satellite programs to the satellite schedule in association with the Director, liaising with each program sponsor to provide vital information on conducting a satellite program and coordinating with internal departments involved in satellite programs including the education team, the logistics team and the creative services team. This position requires someone with excellent communications skills, customer relationship skills; attention to detail is imperative.
Clinical Trials Center
Biostatistician, Academic Requests (4 open positions)
The Biostatistician, Academic Requests brings statistical expertise to the team of physicians performing statistical analyses. He/she will work closely with these physicians to ensure seamless, accurate and timely delivery of results needed for publications, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, presentations and ad-hoc requests. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to application of statistical methods to the analysis of clinical trial data; preparation of statistical documentation as needed; design of shells for tables, listings and figures and performs statistical analysis; assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, posters, publications, abstracts and presentations; writing reports describing results of statistical analysis; performs quality control checks to validate results.
The Project Coordinator provides support to the Project Management team and helps plan, organize, and communicate, with sponsors and internal CRF departments. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of assigned projects. Works with CRF sponsors and across CRF departments / project teams to create and execute project plans and revise them as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Tracks and reports team hours and project expenses and prepares reports for project teams and management. Manages project budget. Ensures the project management department has sufficient tools to carry-out these activities.
Proposal Analyst, Business Development
The primary responsibilities of the Proposal Analyst of the Clinical Trial Center (CTC) will be to work with CTC leadership, operations, and administration to prepare budgets and proposals for new business and for amendments to existing contracts. This position will also support business development efforts by responding to Requests for Information (RFIs). The Proposal Analyst is responsible but not limited to the following: Developing project budgets and proposal documents for new CTC opportunities. Developing revised budgets and comparison tables for amendments to ongoing projects. Interfacing with Study Sponsors during initial and subsequent meetings to fully understand the scope of work. Working with CRF staff and client contacts to ensure that budgets are clear and accurate, and that proposals are effective selling documents. Leading and coordinating all activities internally and externally throughout the business development process until contract or amendment is signed. Working with Project Management to schedule, plan, and conduct Project Initiation meetings with operations and finance once contracts and amendments are signed. Tracking and reporting on progress of individual budget, proposal, amendment, and contract development.
Data Management Associate
Under direction, the Data Management Associate is responsible for the database’s development and display of clinical study data in compliance with FDA regulations and ICH guidelines. Design, develop, and implement study specific databases. Create complex functions, scripts, stored procedures, triggers, and reports to support development and data management. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Design, development and implementation database systems on protocol and CRF requirements. Modify databases according to sponsor need. Develops query designs, edit checks and reports as requested for analysis. Resolve database problems, queries, and error reports. Furnishes outcomes data to internal departments and external organizations as requested by supervisor. Conducts all job duties within context of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and according to company SOPs and guidelines.
Full Stack Developer
Under general direction, the Full Stack Web Developer is responsible for creating and maintaining web applications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Write “clean”, testable, maintainable and scalable code on a LAMP stack. Troubleshoot, test and maintain our current web applications and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality. Develop and deploy new features to facilitate related procedures and tools if necessary. Utilize Git for version control. Contribute in all phases of the software development life cycle. Produce documentation including flow charts, technical specifications and API docs. Stay up to date on industry trends. Track progress of tasks and projects through a task management software. Stay up to date on new industry trends. Research new emerging web development technologies.
Manager, Clinical Quality Assurance (GCP)
The Manager, Quality Assurance CTC is responsible for working with the designated Head of Quality Assurance and with regulated departments to facilitate adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”), maintain compliance with the quality training program and schedule/ manage conduct of required audits as provided in the SOPs. The Clinical QA Manager will initiate required quality training procedures, maintain training records, host and respond to client audits, distribute, track and update SOPs and keep the designated Head of Quality Assurance aware of compliance issues or necessary process changes and/or updates. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Implementing and maintaining Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s (“Foundation”) quality program; promotes and facilitates continuous quality improvement under the direction of the designated Head of Quality Assurance. Identifies and resolves internal Foundation quality issues (e.g., identifies and helps resolve problems and/or issues with processes across departments). Conduct internal quality assurance audits within the Clinical Trial Center (CTC) to include clinical trial data, databases, regulatory documentation and trial master files. Reviews clinical documents for compliance to Foundation SOPs, formats and regulatory requirements (protocols, case report forms, source documents, etc.). Participate in the writing and/or review of all Foundation SOPs to assure appropriate codification of GCP procedures. Ensures training on SOPs, regulatory requirements, and quality initiatives is conducted. Develops/maintains Foundation’s SOP and quality policy training program and files. Develop audit plans and provide reports for various internal and external audits, assuring development and tracking of appropriate CAPA plans, as needed. Assist in the management of client/sponsor audits and regulatory inspections; lead tours, present requested documents and answer questions. Conduct vendor audits for vendors who provide goods and services to the Clinical Trial Center. Assist with corporate validation initiatives and assist with the documentation of validation efforts to meet FDA compliance requirements, under supervision.
Director, Quality Assurance
The Director, Quality Assurance is responsible for the management, maintenance, and oversight of the comprehensive quality programs for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), for leading CRF’s quality initiatives, and ensuring compliance with applicable GCP/GLP federal regulations. This position is also responsible for leading the Quality Management System for the Skirball Center for Innovation (SCI) facility and the Clinical Trials Center (CTC). Additional responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues. Essential duties include but are not limited to: Implements and maintains CRF’s quality program; promotes and facilitates continuous quality improvement. Translates regulations, requirements, and guidelines into CRF policy. Identifies and resolves internal CRF quality issues (e.g., identifies and helps resolve problems and/or issues with processes across departments). Ensures compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP); acts as GCP/GLP expert to groups within CRF. Ensures the conduct of project specific, computer system, and vendor audits. Ensures the conduct of internal quality assurance audits of clinical trial data and records, including clinical databases, monitoring files and study files. Reviews clinical documents for compliance to stated CRF SOPs, formats, and regulatory requirements (protocols, amendments, sample case report forms, Informed Consent forms). Participate in the writing and/or review of all CRF SOPs to insure appropriate codification of GCP/GLP procedures. Ensures training on SOPs, regulatory requirements, and quality initiatives is conducted.