Assistant Neuroscience Research Coordinator

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Assistant Neuroscience Research Coordinator🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United StatesNew📁Research📅5 days ago Post Date📅89904 Requisition #The Abrams Laboratory, directed by Dr. Daniel Abrams, aims to understand how the brain enables us to form and maintain social connections with one another through vocal communication, and why some clinical populations, including children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), struggle in this area. Our research integrates multimodal brain imaging techniques, behavioral measures of speech perception and comprehension, and social, cognitive, and clinical assays to identify brain mechanisms underlying social and communication function and dysfunction.

Abrams Laboratory is a new research lab and will collaborate with the Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (directed by Vinod Menon, Ph.D.) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. We are seeking two full-time Assistant Clinical Research Coordinators (ACRC) to contribute to data collection on NIH-funded projects to study brain function underlying social and language function in children with autism spectrum disorder.

The ACRC candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with our interdisciplinary team including researchers from multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, bioinformatics, computer science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to brain imaging studies of cognitive and social function and dysfunction, development, and learning disabilities. The successful candidates will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data, assembling, administering, and scoring neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, and verifying data and entering pertinent information into database. A minimum commitment of two years is required. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. 

The candidates must be organized, problem solving oriented, have strong communication skills and thrives at team environments. The ideal candidates would be willing to accept the position for 2 years.

Duties include:

    Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments, contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
  • Assist in determining eligibility of, and gather consent from, study participants according to protocol.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Assist in coordinating collection of study specimens and processing.
  • Assist in collecting and managing patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects. Assist in managing research project databases and complete study documents/case report forms.
  • Assist in ensuring 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.
  • Assist in monitoring expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.
  • Interact with the principal investigator regularly, ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.
  • Assist in ensuring 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


  • BS/BA degree in Psychology, Speech, Hearing, or Communication Sciences, Human Biology, Neurosciences, or related fields
  • Previous research experience in speech, language, or cognitive neuroscience
  • Previous experience in performing brain imaging data acquisition, neuropsychological assessments and signal processing helpful
  • Ability and desire to work well with children


  • 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 EEG.


    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.


    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,
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4921
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 89904




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 8/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time