Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

California, United States
05 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University’s School of Medicine is seeking a 1 year fixed-term Clinical Research Coordinator Associate (CRCA) to support research combining behavioral & neuroimaging techniques. This CRCA will be assisting with two studies focused on the influence of puberty on the brain and behavior in the study of (1) children with Klinefelter Syndrome, and (2) transgender youth receiving cross-sex hormones. Both studies additionally work with typically developing cis-gender youth. The CRCA will focus on data collection including training subjects for MRI scanning procedures; operating the MRI scanner; administering questionnaires and cognitive/behavioral assessments; archiving and organizing genetic, behavioral and imaging data; processing and analyzing MRI data; reviewing relevant scientific literature and assisting in statistical analysis of data. Additionally they may assist with screening and recruiting participants for the studies. This position will entail work outside peak business hours (e.g., evenings) to accommodate after-school study visits of incoming study participants. The CRCA will work closely with project coordinators to track project progress, meet deadlines, anticipate project needs, communicate with project collaborators offsite, train and supervise undergraduate students and train other staff as needed. The CRCA will be responsible for various lab maintenance and organizational duties. CRCAs are encouraged to work on scientific manuscripts for publication submission.
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Duties include:

• Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies.
• Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
• Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
• 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


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Child Development, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics or a related field.
• Familiarity with neuroimaging (MRI) data collection.
• Experience with programming in Matlab and/or other related computing languages.
• Strong written communication and organizational skills.
• Previous experience with human subject (behavioral/neuroimaging) research.
• Previous experience working with sensitive patient populations as well as children and adolescents (preferred)


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: Fixed-Term
Grade: F
Requisition ID: 84527