Clinical and Neuroimaging Research Coordinator

California, United States
07 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine is looking for a motivated and compassionate Clinical & Neuroimaging Research Coordinator for our Stanford Translational Anxiety Research (STAR) Lab. The aim of STAR Lab projects is to make therapy for anxiety disorders more effective through a better understanding of the neurobiology of fear and safety learning. We are looking for a Research Coordinator to be an active contributor to all aspects of study operations and work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Tali Ball. 

The right person for this job will be able to hit the ground running and take responsibility for participant recruitment, fMRI scanning, and data organization. We’re looking for someone who is detail oriented and can trouble-shoot independently while recognizing when to ask questions. Comfort and skill with working with a diverse patient population is essential. The primary duties involve keeping all aspects of the studies running smoothly from initial recruitment through completion, and we also anticipate opportunities for mentored professional development in psychological research and/or practice. A sense of scientific curiosity is a must!

Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the position.

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.
  • Conduct structured psychological assessments for clinical research projects.
  • 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


  • 1-2 years research experience in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field
  • Experience working with patients with anxiety
  • Previous experience administering structured diagnostic interviews such as the SCID, MINI and/or ADIS
  • Experience in acquiring and/or processing fMRI data
  • Technical skills and familiarity with imaging software packages such as AFNI, SPM, and/or FSL


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
Requisition ID: 83389