Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

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California, United States
Thursday, 30 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Stanford Child Neurology Division is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate (CRCA) for an exciting new role focusing on rare neurologic disorders and therapeutic trials. This role will primarily consist of coordination for clinical trials for novel therapies, with additional duties related to program development and management for initiatives within the rare neurologic disorders group at Stanford.

These studies and program coordination will be conducted at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He/she will work as part of a clinical trials research team and report to various Principal Investigators conducting clinical research as well as physicians and genetic counselors involved in the management of these rare conditions.

Research responsibilities include preparation of initial study documents for IRB submission in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations; advise the IRB of amendment changes to the protocol and complete annual protocol renewals. Recruit, screen, assist in the informed consent process and enroll subjects in accordance with good clinical practice guidelines. Collect, record and maintain complete data files using good clinical practice in accordance to HIPAA regulations. The CRCA participates in data retrieval, reporting, and preparation of files and Case Report Forms for the various studies. The successful candidate will interact with subjects by scheduling diagnostic and research evaluation visits, perform study related assessments including collection of blood samples, processing and shipment. Maintain drug accountability, adequate study supplies and equipment. The coordinator will oversee subject compliance to the study protocol, and hep to create new related processes and procedures to help with efficiency and optimal data collection and interpretation.

The CRCA will also serve as the point of contact and portal for entry into our rare disease clinics and clinical trials by monitoring email and telephone contact from patients’ family members and helping guide them through the initial steps of clinical referral and/or study enrollment. There will be ample opportunities for program development along with the team as we grow our rare neurologic disorder program within the child neurology division.

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  


Four-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, training and/special interest. Experience with clinical research studies and working with children with developmental disabilities as well as coursework or prior experience in genetics and/or genetic counseling is preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic genetics principles.
  • Knowledge of IRB processes.
  • RedCap database experience.
  • Neuropsychological assessment abilities preferred.


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.


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


Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.


  • 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.


Occasional evening and weekend hours.  


  • 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: 4924
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: F
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 86852

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