Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator/Lab Researcher



Stanford University

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator/Lab Researcher

Job Number:
76163

The Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is seeking an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC)/lab research hybrid position to coordinate and maintain the blood banking project as well as participate in data gathering for clinical trial registries for the pulmonary hypertension service. The ACRC is expected to obtain consent, then collect and processes blood samples from patients during clinic and hospital visits. The ACRC is also expected to consent and gather clinical data for clinical trial registries. The ACRC will work with two PIs, who are investigators in a National Network that recruits patients listed for lung transplantation that have pulmonary hypertension. The National Network involves first, the collection of clinical data and blood samples at the time of clinic visits. Then at the time of lung transplantation the ACRC will work with the team of laboratory personnel that procures the lungs that are removed from the patients. The lungs are subjected to extensive processing of tissue samples and cell collections for research purposes. Samples are shipped to various centers across the country. These studies will require that the ACRC be on an on-call roster with the team that collects the lungs when the patients come to lung transplant. The ACRC, will be responsible for various laboratory procedures and these include mouse genotyping, real-time PCR analyses, ELISAs, western immunoblots, and preparation of samples for microarrays to assess quantitative changes in gene and protein expression. The incumbent will supervise and teach students and trainees in the laboratory including postdoctoral fellows.

Duties include:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plan and perform laboratory research experiments and maintain accurate documentation of experimental protocols and perform mathematical analysis of data.
  • Prepare figures and text for submission of manuscripts.
  • Supervise and train staff in laboratory research techniques and collection.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related field.
  • Basic knowledge in biological sciences, cell and molecular biology is critical.
  • Working knowledge of the main techniques used in molecular biology and cell biology, and the ability to trouble shoot these techniques. These techniques include quantitative RT-PCR analyses, western immunoblots, ELISAs, gene expression (microarray) and proteomic analyses.
  • Able to work independently in preparing experimental protocols, and adept in the analysis of the relevant scientific literature and in the interpretation of experimental results.
  • Strong computer skills - MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work as a team-player or independently
  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Must be flexible and cooperative to field and appropriately prioritize requests from supervisor, faculty, fellows, and staff; demonstrated ability to follow through with projects and manage deadlines well
  • Flexible to work outside of standard business hours if/when dictated by the time of tissue procurement.
  • Excellent interaction skills necessary in working with patients and in obtaining informed consent.
  • Knowledge of lung biology.
  • Experience with phlebotomy.
  • Familiarity with preparing results for publication.
  • Two + years of relevant laboratory work experience.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

General knowledge of medical terminology.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.

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:
  • 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 (from JDL)
  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.




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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