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Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Daly City
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The PanLab for Precision Mental Health and Translational Neuroscience within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science is focused on developing precision medicine approaches for mental health spanning mood, anxiety and attention disorders. Our research is centered on the goal of developing new brain-based classifications that inform an understanding of the individual and subsequent treatment selection.

The PanLab genuinely believes "Neuroscience is Personal." Our ethos is collaborative and one that believes quality science goes hand in hand with mutual respect (More information on our lab values can be found here ). If this resonates with you, we highly encourage you to apply.

The duties listed below are an example of qualities, however, there are relatable qualities not listed that are transferrable for this role and we encourage you to include these in your cover letter. In your cover letter, please also include your interest in joining the PanLab, as well as relatable skills, education and experience you bring to the position.

The PanLab is currently recruiting for two Clinical Research Coordinator Associates (CRCA). The PanLab is a precision psychiatry and clinical translational neuroscience research group that aims to use brain imaging approaches to improve our understanding and treatment of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The CRCAs will perform duties involved with data processing as well as the recruitment and assessment of study subjects. Specifically, the focus of the Clinical Research Coordinator Associates will be to assist with the development of brain-based models of mental disorders and testing these models in mechanistic studies of exploratory therapeutics such as ketamine and MDMA. Ongoing therapeutic treatment studies also encompass prospective personalized pharmacology and transcranial magnetic resonance imaging.

The CRCAs will schedule testing sessions, perform subject testing using self-report, behavioral, and functional neuroimaging modalities. Study subjects will include healthy participants and people experiencing a range of symptoms of anxiety and depression. The Clinical Research Coordinator Associates must also be able to escort subjects to the reception or clinical area, and clearly explain the study procedures to subjects. The position requires the collection of data in person, as well as the ability to provide phone follow-up testing of subjects. The position will be based in a lab that values cooperation, fairness, efficiency, and conscientiousness.

Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter addressing how your education and experience relates to the position as described above.

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup through close-out.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory 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 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.
  • 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:

    • Previous research experience in the fields of Biology, Psychology or Neurosciences
    • 1-2 years of related hands-on experience in acquiring and/or processing fMRI data
    • Proficiency with basic programming and scripts
    • Familiarity with working in Linux/Unix
    • Beginner to Intermediate level of MATLAB experience
    • Technical skills and familiarity with imaging software packages such as SPM, FSL and/or FreeSurfer
    • Previous work with human participants

      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.

        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

        • Strong interpersonal skills.
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
        • Knowledge of medical terminology.

          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.
              • 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 :

                • 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 .

                  ** - COVID VACCINE COMPLIANCE: Stanford University requires all faculty, staff, postdocs, and students coming on-site to work at a Stanford location to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are offered and accept a position with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, proof of vaccination documentation must be provided upon hire and all members of the department are expected to comply with all appropriate safety protocols.

                  Additional Information
                  • Schedule: Full-time
                  • Job Code: 4924
                  • Employee Status: Regular
                  • Pay Grade: F
                  • Requisition ID: 92560 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Daly City , Clinical Research Coordinator Associate, Healthcare , Daly City, California

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