Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

California, United States
31 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University’s Autism and Developmental Disorders Research Program (ADDRP) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and the coordination of clinical studies. This position coordinates aspects of the clinical studies including recruitment; assuring accurate data collection and entry, collecting blood and saliva samples, performing and gathering EKG and EEG data; and working with regulatory agencies including the IRB. The incumbent will work under supervision of the principal investigator and supervisor on research studies involving children and adults with autism and/or developmental disabilities. Previous experience with participant recruitment of clinical populations, medication clinical trials and working with children with autism spectrum disorder is desirable.

Duties include: 

  • Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements. 
  • Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires. 
  • 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, EEG, 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.
  • Other duties may also be assigned


  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Prior experience with participant recruitment for clinical research studies.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and/or developmental disorders.


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


  • General knowledge of medical terminology.


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


  • 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.