Clinical Research Coordinator 2

California, United States
11 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

The Early Life Stress and Resilience Program (ELSRP; in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a bilingual (Spanish and English) mental health clinician to fill an immediate opening for a part time (50-75% FTE) Clinical Research Coordinator position. The qualified candidate will serve as an embedded mental health provider offering general wellness support and program consultation as part of an effort to develop and evaluate mental health services at community-based organizations (CBOs) in East Palo Alto (e.g., schools, youth programs, adult education programs) and neighboring communities. The provider will work with ELSRP and their community partners to provide services and support to CBO clients and staff. The qualified candidate will have experience providing clinical services to children, adults, and families in Spanish and English; will demonstrate commitment to community-engaged service; and will demonstrate cultural and linguistic competency in working with diverse populations in historically under-resourced settings. 

The position is devoted to maintaining, developing, and evaluating wellness services and programs designed to address mental health needs at community agencies. Therefore, duties and responsibilities include: provision of direct mental health support for clients and staff; consultation, referral, and case management; coordination and provision of training for staff and community stakeholders; resource network development; care coordination and liaising; and general program development. The current position requires regular tracking and monitoring of service activities, and involves research efforts to assess outcomes and satisfaction with wellness services; the provider will assist with the collection and tracking of wellness outcomes and program evaluation measures.  Additional research and administrative activities will be performed as needed.  The provider in this position will work with and be supported by a multidisciplinary team of ELSRP members.

The preferred candidate will be a licensed or license-eligible clinician with an advanced degree in psychology or related field, such as: social work, marriage and family therapy, school psychology or counseling, and a minimum of 2 years experience in clinical work in mental health and/or educational settings (however, applications from candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs in these fields may also be considered).  The position requires excellent organizational skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; knowledge of DSM-V diagnostic criteria and evidence-based evaluation and intervention approaches; excellent writing, critical thinking, and oral presentation skills; sensitivity to client/participant needs and confidentiality; and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.  Additional desired qualifications include previous experience with facilitation of mindfulness and/or yoga practice; familiarity with trauma-informed systems and restorative practice frameworks; community-engaged partnership; administration of standardized assessment measures; knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods; and experience conducting clinical trials or research in community settings.  Experience working with University committees, community agencies, and local mental health resources is preferred.

- *The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Obtained or in process Master’s degree (MA/MS/MSW/MFT) in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Education or a related field
  • 2 years of experience in mental health service
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) with cultural and linguistic competency working with children, adults, and families
  • Experience with risk assessment and crisis response
  • Willingness to flexibly and creatively address complex issues with high levels of independence and autonomy
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of DSM-V diagnostic criteria; skill with rating scales and assessment measures; knowledge of research design; experience conducting clinical research (in both school settings and community agencies)
  • Experience with evidence-based prevention and intervention approaches for addressing general wellness and psychological distress
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of mindfulness, yoga, restorative practice, and trauma-informed care
  • Familiarity with University committees, mental health agencies and resources in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
  • Familiarity with East Palo Alto community and service organizations


Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications.
  • Experience with research protocols and regulatory or governing bodies, which include HIPAA and FDA regulations, Institutional Review Board requirements, and Good Clinical Practices.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.


Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred. May require a valid California Driver’s License.


  • 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.


  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.


  • 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,

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Job Code: 4923
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 86783