Clinical Research Assistant

California, United States
31 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Medicine, Division of Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR), in collaboration with the Stanford Departments of Medicine, Neurosurgery, Bioengineering and Radiology, is conducting longitudinal studies. SCCR is seeking to hire multiple Clinical Research Assistants to support enrolling athletes at Stanford and other study sites in the Bay Area. SCCR provides infrastructure and research support to Stanford clinical research investigators. Its mission is to conduct and promote high-impact, innovative clinical research to improve human health.

The Clinical Research Assistant will work within a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, athletic trainers, coaches and Clinical Research Operations Specialist; and have direct interaction with participants. The Clinical Research Assistant is required to have the ability to multi-task in a high-energy environment. This position involves traveling to study sites and being able to attend athletic games and practice sessions. The Clinical Research Assistant is required to have flexibility in their work schedule, and outstanding communication and organizational skills—with attention to detail. The study visits may occur in the evenings and occasionally during weekends. The Clinical Research Assistant will be responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and sponsor regulations and work under the direction of their supervisor.

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.
  • Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants.
  • 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.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Liaise with research participants during study visits.
  • Maintain a variety of complex records; suggest or make improvements to record-keeping procedures.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
  • Travel between study site(s) and Stanford Hospital and Clinics for study exams.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Four-year college degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • 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.


  • 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,

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4921
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: E
Requisition ID: 84989