Clinical Research Coordinator

Stanford University

Clinical Research Coordinator

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The Stanford Radiology Department is a world leader in medical imaging research, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET), PET/MR, PET/CT and Focused Ultrasound. MRI and PET are both widely used clinically for diagnosis of medical problems, including assessment bone health, brain injury, pain localization, tumor localization and therapy monitoring. We lead clinical research programs for early disease detection, diagnosis, and therapy monitoring. Our research teams are dedicated to advancing patient care through innovative imaging, including technology development and new chemistry/probe development for clinical research.
This Clinical Research Coordinator position is focused on coordinating clinical research studies, including gaining an understanding of study requirements, good clinical practice regarding human subject research, as well as adhering to all safety requirements related to MR imaging in particular. The successful applicant will be organized, outgoing, an excellent communicator, and thorough in record keeping. He/she will frequently be the first point of contact for participants in a research study, will explain all aspects of the study to subjects, and will communicate any concerns that the subject has to and from the research team. Complete records of all subject enrollment will be critical, including kick-off meetings for study start-ups, setup and maintenance of appropriate subject databases and/or study notebooks. The tasks may also include handling of patient data, including de-identification for research purposes, reporting of subject enrollment, and assisting with publication or presentation of study results. The research assistant may also be responsible for collecting surgical specimens from the operating room for research studies.
The Department of Radiology leads multiple research studies that involves a range of individuals including faculty, scientific staff, post-doctoral fellows and students. The ability to work within a team is essential. Overall this position will allow tremendous exposure to the research that is performed in the department, as well as growth opportunities in the university.
Stanford University is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and/or the coordination of clinical studies. Work under the direction and supervision of the Strategic Research Director and with study specific direction from a Principal Investigator, depending on the study.
Duties include:
  • Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
  • 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 as needed. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Extract data from source documents (i.e., medical records) for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
  • Enter data into patient accrual sites that are Stanford driven or required by NIH.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 4 year college degree, in Sciences
  • Must have excellent attention to detail in data collections, and strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Good clerical skills obtained through education and/or experience.
  • The ability to work independently on assignments.
  • The candidate must be proficient in all Microsoft Programs and must be comfortable working with complex spreadsheets for the purpose of project management, data tracking, and data analysis.
  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants

Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

General knowledge of medical terminology.

None required, but certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG 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 hours with supervisor approval.

  • 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,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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