Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

California, United States
Sep 23, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 23, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics aims to provide optimum state-of-the-art care for children at risk for or with developmental delays and disorders, including children born prematurely. We are dedicated to the School of Medicine’s mission of advancing and exploring innovative and novel biomedical, translational, and clinical research and education through the nurturing stimulation of interactions among basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, and educators throughout the School of Medicine and University. Through our integrated research, education, patient, and community participation programs, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic medicine and patient care.

We are seeking a bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English) Clinical Research Coordinator that to perform duties related to the coordination of clinical research studies. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be part of the research team responsible for conducting a longitudinal study designed to assess the contributions of neurobiological and social-environmental factors on early language development. Clinical Research Coordinator will serve as a principal contact for participants and their families, organize the collection of all study-related data, and assist in the collection of behavioral and clinical data, including the collection and analysis of brain imaging data. Clinical Research Coordinator will work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of physician scientists, developmental cognitive neuroscientists, and psychologists. The position offers the opportunity to develop valuable clinical and academic research skills and the opportunity to contribute to innovative and translational research aimed at improving learning outcomes in children with or at-risk for developmental delays.  We plan to enroll English- and Spanish-speaking families.  Successful candidates for these positions must be fully bilingual/bicultural in English and Spanish. The position will be full time. The position may require flexible scheduling on evenings and weekends to accommodate participants and their families.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (eg., Psychology, Biology, Education, Early Childhood Development)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • Experience in a clinical or research environment as a student, intern, or employee
  • Experience working with infants, young children and their families, including from low-income, ethnically diverse families
  • Exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Experience with basic statistical software, such as SPSS or R (preferred)
  • Familiarity with IRB guidelines and regulations


  • 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.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4924
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: F
Department URL:
Requisition ID: 87345