Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: January 9, 2022
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
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
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
Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter
addressing how your education and experience relates to the
position as described above.
- Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors,
and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup through
- Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study
participants according to protocol. Assist in developing
- 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
- 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
- Participate in monitor visits and regulatory audits.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- 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.
- Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
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