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Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University's School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate (CRCA) to support research combining behavioral & neuroimaging techniques in the study of neurobehavioral development of children with Gender Dysphoria, as well as studies of cisgender youth. The CRCA will screen potential subjects for MRI studies; train subjects for MRI scanning procedures; operate the MRI scanner; administer questionnaires and cognitive/behavioral assessments; archive and organize genetic, behavioral and imaging data; process and analyze MRI data; review relevant scientific literature and assist in statistical analysis of data. This position will occasionally entail work outside peak business hours (e.g., evenings) to accommodate scanning sessions. The CRCA will work closely with project coordinators to track project progress, meet deadlines, anticipate project needs, communicate with project collaborators offsite, train and supervise undergraduate students and train other staff as needed. The CRCA will assist in developing protocols for MRI scanning and data analysis and will be responsible for various lab maintenance and organizational duties. CRCAs are encouraged to work on scientific manuscripts for publication submission.

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup through close-out.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects. Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other study related documents, and complete study documents/case report forms.
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols, and review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents. Prepare regulatory submissions and ensure institutional Review Board renewals are completed.
  • Assemble study kits for study visits, monitor scheduling of procedures and charges, coordinate documents, and attend monitoring meetings with sponsors, acting as primary contact.
  • Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.
  • Interact with the principal investigator regularly, ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.
  • Ensure essential documentation and recording of patient and research data in appropriate files per institutional and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in monitor visits and regulatory audits.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    • Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of REDCap preferred.
    • Previous experience administering cognitive/behavioral assessments.
    • Previous experience working with sensitive patient populations as well as children and adolescents is preferred.
    • Previous experience with human subject (behavioral/neuroimaging) research.
    • Understanding of behavioral principles.
    • Experience with neuroimaging (MRI) data collection.
    • Experience with programming in R, SPSS and/or other related computing languages.
    • Strong facility with computers, database programs, statistical analyses, and neuroimaging analysis is desired
    • Strong written communication skills.


      • Two year college degree and two years related work experience or a Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.


        • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
        • High attention to detail.
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
        • Knowledge of medical terminology.


          • Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.


            • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
            • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
            • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

              * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


              • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
              • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

                WORK STANDARDS:

                • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
                • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
                • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, .

                  Additional Information
                  • Schedule: Full-time
                  • Job Code: 4924
                  • Employee Status: Regular
                  • Pay Grade: F
                  • Requisition ID: 91143 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Redwood City , Clinical Research Coordinator Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Redwood City, California

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