Laboratory Research Coordinator

Location
California, United States
Posted
31 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Ref
81727
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Code: 4921
Job Grade: E

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, is seeking a Laboratory Research Coordinator to perform laboratory and administrative support duties related to translational research studies. A heavy emphasis on attention to detail and ability to multitask efficiently and accurately will be required.

The research lab led by Dr. Yang is the focal point for translational research in acute infectious diseases and is instrumental in the design and discovery of biomarkers and rapid diagnostic test development that help treat patients effectively with precise interventions. 

Duties include: 

  • Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence. 
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. 
  • Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
  • Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol. 
  • Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
  • Perform laboratory experiments to assist postdoctoral fellows/principal investigator.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of relevant experience preferred
  • Clinical Research Coordinator experience in an academic setting.
  • Experience working with IRB and research compliance regulations.
  • Experience working in a molecular biology/microbiology laboratory
  • Familiar with PCR related techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, energetic, motivated and work well both autonomously and as a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • General knowledge of medical terminology.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

  • Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.

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.
  • 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. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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.

WORK STANDARDS:

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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.