Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

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Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Stanford University

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The Keller Lab ( at in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is seeking a full-time Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC). The primary focus will be to oversee an NIH-funded project to develop a Closed-Loop EEG Platform to Personalize TMS treatment for depression. We have found an EEG biomarker that predicts treatment outcome to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in depressed patients. Using machine learning, this project seeks to maximize this EEG biomarker and improve the efficacy of this treatment. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with engineers, clinicians (neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons), and statisticians both within Stanford as well as outside institutions. The candidate must be organized, enjoy problem solving, be a team player and have strong communication skills. This is an opportunity for a motivated and reliable person to participate in a highly collaborative and challenging team. The ideal candidate would be willing to accept the position for 2 years, although a shorter time frame may be an option. This position will provide valuable experience in both clinical and basic research, as well as clinical exposure, which makes it an excellent opportunity interested in pursuing an MD, PhD, or both. Previous candidates have matriculated to highly competitive graduate and medical school positions. Duties Include:

  • Assist in regulatory document preparation for study
  • Assist in developing recruitment strategies for study
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of software that allows real-time EEG monitoring and closed-loop brain stimulation
  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects through REDCap.
  • Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other study related documents, and complete study
  • documents/case report forms.
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Help with equipment purchasing and general lab maintenance as needed
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
About the Keller Laboratory at Stanford University
  • Our goal is to understand the fundamental principles of human brain plasticity and build trans-diagnostic real-time monitoring platforms for personalized therapeutics.
  • We use an array of neuroscience methods to better understand the basic principles of how to create change in brain circuits. We use this knowledge to develop more effective treatment strategies for depression and other psychiatric disorders.
  • Mental health is central to our well-being, our relationships, and to society. Unfortunately, mental healthcare is often applied in a one-size-fits-all manner, cycling through multiple treatments without reference to one's biology as a guide, leading to reduced efficacy.
  • Through scientific and ethical rigor we seek to better understand the fundamental principles and develop new tools to quantify 1) how brain circuits interact, 2) how treatments change these brain circuits, and 3) how these changes map onto clinical symptoms. A deep knowledge of these will reduce the stigma around mental health and translate to targeted, personalized, and more effective treatments.
  • The goal of our laboratory is thus to develop an environment conducive to team-based learning in order to train the next generation of clinically-informed circuit neuroscientists. We will be recognized for questioning the status quo with rigorous scientific experiments and will make important scientific contributions in understanding how brain stimulation alters neural circuits and behavior.
  • 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,
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong interpersonal skills and highly motivatedExperience working with patient populationsExperience programmingExperience with EEG brain recordings 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):Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.Demonstrated ability to problem solve work.Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests. 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.
  • 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.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
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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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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 11/10/2032
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