Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

California, United States
Oct 05, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 05, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Dr. Ruth O’Hara Research Laboratory within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is seeking a Research Assistant with expertise performing ambulatory Polysomnography and neurocognitive testing related to the collection of clinical data. Also the position will include performing bench science activities.

Duties include:

  • Perform full polysomnography using ambulatory device, including placement of EEG, EOG, EMG, expiratory/inspiratory nasal airway pressure, nasal/oral airflow, finger pulse oximetry, electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • Administer standard neurocognitive questionnaires and tests including measures such as MMSE, RAVLT, Boston Naming, JLO, Digit Span, BDI, WTAR etc. Score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents.
  • Conduct bench science duties including, PCR, DNA and RNA extraction and analyses, iPSC, cell culture, growth and assays.

Desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience in running ambulatory polysomnography using Siesta (Compumedics) and Nox A1 system.
  • Prior experience conducting neurocognitive testing
  • Prior experience in bench science
  • Re 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


  • Prior experience in running ambulatory polysomnography using Siesta (Compumedics) and Nox A1 system.
  • Prior experience conducting neurocognitive testing
  • Prior experience in bench sciences


  • 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
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: F