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Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Systems Neuroscience & Pain Laboratory at Stanford University (SNAPL) is actively recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinate Associate who will join our research project on chronic pain. Funded by the National Institute of Health and directed by Professor Sean Mackey, our goal is to discover and validate objective biomarkers of chronic pain. Ours is a multidisciplinary project spanning multiple departments to collect functional MRI measures, biomarkers from blood and microbiome, sensory testing, wearables, and patient surveys. We will be using state-of-the-art machine learning approaches to build biomarker signatures that will ultimately be used to help optimize the care of those living with chronic pain - a condition impacting 100 million Americans.

When you join, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with top neuroscientists, psychologists, geneticists, sleep experts, machine learning experts, and pain specialists at Stanford. Multidisciplinary aspects of this project will allow you to explore diverse and intellectually stimulating chronic pain topics surrounding the biomarker design for chronic pain conditions.

For those interested in ultimately pursuing professional careers, we have a strong track record for successfully transitioning CRCAs to medical school, MD/PhD programs, graduate schools (ie MS or PhD) and other professional programs. We have also helped grow and develop those who wish to make a career in research administration. We provide opportunities for CRCA's to get involved in side projects they can lead to develop their own manuscripts and/or posters for national presentation.

Regarding details of the position, we are seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate to perform duties related to the coordination of clinical studies. Coordinate moderately complex aspects of one or more clinical studies. Work under close direction of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor.

Duties Include:

  • Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
  • Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires.
  • Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
  • Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
  • Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol.
  • Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
      • General knowledge of medical terminology.
      • 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.
          • 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: 4921
            • Employee Status: Regular
            • Pay Grade: E
            • Requisition ID: 89162 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 , Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Healthcare , Redwood City, California

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