Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

California, United States
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The PanLab for Precision Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science is currently recruiting for a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate. 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 CRCA would perform duties involved with data processing as well as the recruitment and assessment of study subjects. Specifically, the focus of the Clinical Research Coordinator Associate will be to assist with the development of brain-based models of mental disorders through integrating brain-imaging data (including functional and structural MRI and EEG) with behavioral, self-report, genetic and clinical measures. This includes assisting with pre-processing and statistical data analysis of clinical, behavioural, EEG and fMRI data.
In addition, the Clinical Research Coordinator Associate will schedule testing sessions, perform subject testing using behavioral, fMRI and EEG tasks, and acquiring samples for DNA. Study subjects will be experiencing a range of symptoms of anxiety and depression. The Clinical Research Coordinator Associate 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 via mail, telephone, or in person interviews, 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 start-up 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.
  • Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.

* - 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


  • 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.
  • 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: 4924
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: F
  • Requisition ID: 86720