Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

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The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR), in collaboration with the Stanford Departments of Medicine and Radiology, is conducting one of the largest, most innovative longitudinal studies in association with a leading Silicon Valley tech company and multiple high-profile academic partners. SCCR is seeking to hire an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to support this exciting new study involving multiple disciplines, including cardiology, oncology and primary care.

SCCR provides infrastructure and research support to clinical research investigators and staff throughout the Department. Its mission is to promote high-quality, globally impactful clinical research to improve human health by working collaboratively within Stanford University and its affiliates.

The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will work within a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, ophthalmic technicians and clinical research coordinators, and have direct patient interaction as part of the study. The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator is required to have the ability to multi-task in a high-energy environment. The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator is required to have flexibility in their work schedule and outstanding communication and organizational skills with attention to detail. The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and sponsor regulations and work under the direction of their 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.
  • 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 EKG, after appropriate training.
  • Coordinate collection of biospecimens in cooperation with phlebotomists and laboratory processing technicians.
  • Biospecimens include: blood, saliva, stool, urine, buccal swab, skin swab, tears, etc.
  • Coordinate specimen shipment accurately under well-defined requirements.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Liaise with research participants during study visits.
  • Maintain a variety of complex records; suggest or make improvements to record-keeping procedures.
  • May convert data from one electronic system to another (i.e. uploading ECGs)
  • May be required to drive/accompany study participants between study site and Stanford Hospital and Clinics for study exams
* - Other duties may also be assigned


Four-year college degree and 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Bilingual (Spanish preferred).


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

General knowledge of medical terminology.


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


  • 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.

    Additional WORKING CONDITIONS: (remove if none)
  • May be required to drive (required to possess a valid CA driver's license) between study site (located at 1070 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto) and Stanford Hospital and Clinics.


  • 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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    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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