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Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is seeking an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator ( ACRC) to p erform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and/or the coordination of clinical studies. Work under supervision of the Principal Investigators (PIs) and/or study coordinator.

The position is located at the Stanford University and Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System Research Service. The PIs research programs at Stanford and the VA strongly committed to supporting high quality, research across the entire spectrum, from basic research to clinical applications of new knowledge. The ACRC position is in the BRASS laboratories that focus on: 1) determining the neurocognitive and neurobiological consequences of cigarette smoking in individuals with alcohol use disorders and non-clinical populations; 2) application of novel non-invasive neurostimulation techniques to treat alcohol and substance use disorders; 3) identification of the biopsychosocial factors associated with relapse in alcohol and substance use disorders. This position constitutes a variety of duties to support the operation of multiple ongoing clinical research projects.

Duties include:

  • Determine eligibility of research participants through telephone screening.
  • Meet subject recruitment and study enrollment goals. Determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants.
  • Provide informed consent.
    • Independently conduct an extensive and fast-paced magnetic resonance (MR) scan protocol on a 3T GE MR scanner.
    • Fully process magnetic resonance scan data including structural, single voxel spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, resting and task-based fMRI data from multiple projects.
    • Assist with scheduling, transportation and payment of research participants.
    • Administer and score standardized study questionnaires, clinical diagnostic interview and neuropsychological measures and code data for computer entry into RedCap.
    • Provide informed consent.
    • Collect and manage biological samples, including saliva and urine.
    • Develop and manage systems to organize, collect, report, and monitor data collection. Extract, analyze, and interpret data, as directed by Principal Investigators.
    • Serve as primary point of contact with treatment teams, administrative bodies, and Stanford MRI staff.
    • Assist other ACRCs with maintenance of a Good Clinical Practices Binder for studies and coordinate IRB-related submissions, documentation and yearly audits.
    • Ensure proper storage of essential study documentation including personal health information per institutional and regulatory requirements, including study audits.
    • Collaborate with principal investigators and study sponsors, monitor and report any adverse events, and resolve study queries.
    • Lead lab team meetings and prepare/approve minutes and serve as main administrative point of contact for studies.
    • Provide leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes; define best practices.
    • Order and maintain equipment and supplies as needed.
    • Serve as primary point of contact with treatment teams, administrative bodies, and Stanford MRI staff.
    • Position requires reliable means of transportation between Stanford, VA Palo Alto, and VA Menlo Park
    • * - 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.


      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • One year full-time equivalent of clinical research experience.
      • Past experience working with clinical populations.
      • Past experience administering/scoring neuropsychological tests and conducting neuroimaging studies.
      • Basic knowledge of coding and programming is recommended, specially to use Matlab, AFNI, etc.
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and independent problem-solving ability.
      • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Ability to independently set priorities, coordinate with multiple team members, work in a fast-paced environment, and exercise sound judgement in setting priorities.

        EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

        Completed Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant clinical research experience.

        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
        • General knowledge of medical terminology.
        • Past experience conducting human magnetic resonance scans.
        • Past experience with magnetic resonance data processing (e.g., FreeSurfer, TBSS, functional connectivity, fiber tracking, spectroscopy analyses with LC Model).
        • Completed Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant clinical research experience.

          CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

          None

          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:
            • Will require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs, such as working early mornings, weekends, evenings or holidays .
              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.

              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 .
                * - 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.

                * - 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

                Additional Information
                • Schedule: Full-time
                • Job Code: 4921
                • Employee Status: Regular
                • Pay Grade: E
                • Requisition ID: 93345 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, Pleasanton , Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Healthcare , Pleasanton, California

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