Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

California, United States
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford is recruiting a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator Associate (CRCA) who will become an integral part of a highly dynamic and multi-disciplinary team performing cutting-edge clinical research and interfacing with big data. This excellent opportunity offers the chance to become a key player of a team looking to advance the practice of perioperative medicine. The CRCA will interact with a broad range of individuals including anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, and social workers. 

The CRCA will coordinate many aspects of studies testing innovative interventions and novel platforms for data collection. The position also includes regular interaction with the Stanford Research IT and Biomedical informatics departments. All team members are encouraged to take ownership, thrive for independence, and make active contributions. Our efforts are highly collaborative and depend upon team members who are engaged to produce the best science.

The CRCA will be primarily responsible for recruitment, screening, and enrollment of participations, data collection and data entry, patient follow-up and administrative tasks.  Must be self-motivated, independent, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The primary work location is in the SNAPL Lab to enroll and follow patients.  The applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable working directly with patients and liaising with hospital staff.  Must also be able to effectively interface with participants over the phone.  The position requires giving instructions to patients during a busy and stressful time; Applicant must be able to communicate extremely well, be personable, and able to explain complex procedures.  Applicant must also be organized and detail-oriented, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.  Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and clinical trials methodology a plus.  

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. 
  • 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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator experience in an academic setting.
  • Experience working with IRB and research compliance regulations.

Education & Experience (Required):

  • Two years 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):

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

Certifications & Licenses:

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

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.

Job Grade: F
Job Code: 4924