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Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Stanford University, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate to perform duties related to the coordination of two single-site clinical research studies. The first study, Effect of Pain Catastrophizing on Prescription Opioid Craving in patients with chronic pain, is a laboratory experiment and at-home intervention to determine whether pain catastrophizing influences opioid craving when patients take opioid for pain management. The second study characterizes human central pain mechanisms involving central sensitization and descending modulation via fMRI.

The coordinator will manage these two NIH-funded projects at Stanford. Work under the direction of the two principal investigators and a Clinical Research Manager. Patients with any type of chronic pain may enroll in the first study, except for patients with active addiction, or behavioral or safety concerns. Patients with Fibromyalgia and age-matched healthy volunteers will be recruited for the second study. Our projects focus on patients visiting our Stanford pain clinic or community-dwelling adults with chronic pain.

Duties Include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup through close-out. Facilitate all matters related to patient recruitment - screening, enrolling and consenting.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies. The coordinator will serve as the study contact for all potential participants and for all enrolled participants throughout the duration of their participation in the study.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
  • Assist MRI scanning, perform psychophysical testing (i.e, quantitative sensory testing), patient compensation tracking, working with Medoc equipment, and data quality control.
  • Assemble study kits for study visits, monitor scheduling of procedures and charges, coordinate documents, and attend monitoring meetings, acting as primary contact.
  • 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. Ensure the local study procedures and operations are in compliance with IRB and HIPAA, including modifications and continuing review documents.
  • Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.
  • Interact with the principal investigator and clinical research manager 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
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in psychology, nursing or health-related majors strongly preferred.
      • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
      • Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills
      • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
      • Ability to manage databases (REDCap).
      • Experience working with IRB and research compliance regulations is desired.
      • Previously experience in running MRI studies, and strong Matlab and programming skills are preferred, but not required.
        Education & Experience (Required):
        • 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.
          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):
          • Strong interpersonal skills.
          • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
          • Knowledge of medical terminology.
            Certifications & Licenses:
            • Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.
              Physical Requirements*:
              • 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.
                  Working Conditions:
                  • Travel recruiting sites (participating clinics and MRI scanning facility) throughout the Stanford Campus.
                  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.
                    Work Standards:
                    • 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: 4924
                      • Employee Status: Regular
                      • Pay Grade: F
                      • Requisition ID: 92014As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Santa Cruz , Clinical Research Coordinator Associate, Healthcare , Santa Cruz, California

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