Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Stanford University

Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

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Stanford University is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate to perform duties related to the coordination of clinical trials delivering complementary and alternative medicine modalities (e.g. acupuncture) to patients suffering from chronic low back pain in the greater Bay Area.

The Stanford Pain Division offers a premier research environment to study the mechanism and cutting-edge treatments of acute and chronic pain using state-of-the-art tools including electronic data collection platforms, quantitative sensory testing and functional MRI. The incumbent will be working closely with a Stanford faculty in pain medicine as well as multiple acupuncture schools and top acupuncturists in the Bay Area, in addition to daily contact with a large number of patients with back pain.

Individuals with strong interest in Eastern Medicine and clinical research are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in human-subject research, familiarity with REDCAP is desired but not required. We are looking for driven applicants with strong work ethics, interpersonal skills, and ability to problem-solve.

Duties Include:
  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from start-up through close-out.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Collect and manage participant and patient 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 recruitment, data completion, adverse events and protocol deviations. Prepare regular progress reports to study team on these matters and propose and implement strategies to keep team on target, with input from the principle investigator as needed.
  • 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
Desired Qualifications (The following qualifications are strongly preferred):
  • Strong interest in acupuncture and pain research
  • Strong work ethics and desire to succeed, learn and grow.
  • Previous experience with REDCAP.
Education & Experience (Required):
  • 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.
  • Experience in human subject research
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (Required):
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Certifications & Licenses:
  • Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • 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.

Working Conditions:
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Job: Research

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

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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