Sr. Research Specialist - RN MSN- Geriatric Oncology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7117182 (Ref.No. 10019071)
Posted: December 2, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies, and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their healthcare partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Senior Research Specialist is an experienced oncology nurse who will work on a funded multicenter clinical trial involving older adults undergoing lung cancer surgery. Performs a variety of research activities. Minimum three years of clinical experience in hospitals/health care agencies and two years of research experience. If a registered nurse, we require a current California Registered Nurse license and CPR Certification. Master’s degree required.

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Identifies and accrues patients to Clinical Research Studies under the direction of its Principal Investigators.
  1. Implements interventions for experimental studies.
  1. Assists in the preparation of research reports, publications, and presentations.
  1. Develops, establishes schedules, and monitors status of special projects on an ongoing basis.
  1. Participates in data collection for projects as assigned.
  1. Identifies and communicates important protocol and management issues or problem areas to supervisor.
  1. Demonstrates understanding of all professional and regulatory standards.
  1. Collaborates with colleagues to provide sound decision-making.
  1. Communicates effectively with all customers and colleagues to meet organizational goals.
  1. Maintains current knowledge, skills, and competencies through involvement in professional continuing education activities.
  1. Maintains department records, reports, and files as required.
  1. Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  2. Attends and participates in study meetings.

Basic education, experience, and skills required for consideration:

Master's Degree required

Three years of clinical experience in hospitals/healthcare agencies and two years of research experience are required

Required Certification/Licensure:

Current Licensed California Registered Nurse or Clinical Social Worker

CPR Certification

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $43.91 - $70.25 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.