Clinical Research Coordinator

California, United States
17 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Greicius Lab at Stanford University invites applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This exciting position provides an opportunity to become familiar with cutting-edge research in genetics and gain first-hand experience in data collection, processing, and analysis in a diverse laboratory setting. Our research involves using genetics and neuroimaging methodologies to investigate and characterize neurodegenerative disorders with a special emphasis on Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Specifically, we are looking for genetic variants that protect older healthy controls from developing AD from or that increase the risk of developing AD in younger cases. The successful candidate will have an interest in investigating a range of topics in genetics spanning both normal cognition and various types of neurodegenerative diseases.

The position entails a number of research administrative responsibilities but provides ample opportunities for hands-on involvement in research projects and the potential to contribute to research publications. Attention to detail, excellent verbal, and written communication skills and organizational prowess are requisite to job performance. Experience with data management, especially using REDCap, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of basic programming (i.e. Python, R) and the UNIX environment is ideal but not required. Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, is desirable. The ideal start date is spring of 2021.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Sarah Eger at, with “CRC Application” as the subject. Applicants should also be prepared to provide two letters of recommendation.

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.
  • 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


Experience with data management, especially using RedCap is strongly preferred.  
Knowledge of basic programming (i.e., MatLab, R) and the UNIX environment is ideal but not required.  
Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, desirable.


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.


  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • 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.


  • 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: 4187
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 88089