Job Code: 4923Job Grade: H Enthusiastic and Organized Clinical Research Coordinator for Parkinson's disease Study Do you want to help Stanford University develop world-leading research to better diagnose and treat people suffering from Parkinson's disease and Dementia?
Love working with older adults with neurological disorders
Enjoy working directly with patients and their families
Are exceptionally organized and can balance multiple projects at one time
Seek out learning new skills, such as how to administer movement and memory tests.
Can work independently and also manage multiple people
Are a proven quick learner
Then we offer
The opportunity to contribute to understanding Parkinson's disease and dementia
Challenging but positive environment where you will always learn new things
Teamwork and camaraderie
Competitive full time salary
Excellent Stanford benefits
The Stanford UDALL Center for Excellence in Parkinson's disease recruits and follows older normal adults and those with Parkinson's disease and related disorders. The Stanford UDALL Center collects information on movement and balance, memory and other mental abilities, which we link with biochemical and genetic markers, brain imaging, and autopsy results. Most research participants will have Parkinson's disease or another neurodegenerative disorder; some participants will also have memory problems; others will have no impairments.
The Stanford UDALL Center seeks a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator with prior clinical research experience to independently manage significant and key aspects of this study. The desired candidate is personable, self-motivated, detail-oriented, independent, punctual, and conscientious, with excellent interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills. Working in collaboration with principal investigator (Dr. Thomas Montine) and co-investigator (Dr. Kathleen Poston), main duties will include leading coordination of the three-site project; management of research participants; oversite of informed consent protocols; oversite of data collection protocols (including psychometric data); coordinating and managing other research staff members. Training will be provided in study-specific questionnaires, motor testing, and psychometric tests.
We like working with other smart, motivated, fun people looking to better the lives of our patients through scientific discovery. In addition to submitting your on-line resume, include a cover letter describing your prior experience with research participants and/or experience working with older or neurologically impaired adults. Also include the top 5 qualities that make this the right job for you.
Oversee subject recruitment and study enrollment goals. Determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long-term clinical trials.
Oversee data management for research projects. Develop and manage systems to organize, collect, report, and monitor data collection. Extract, analyze, and interpret data.
Develop project schedules, targets, measurements, and accountabilities, as assigned. Lead team meetings and prepare/approve minutes.
Formally supervise, train, and/or mentor new staff or students, as assigned, potentially including hiring, preparing or assisting with the preparation of performance evaluations, and performing related duties, in addition to instruction on project work.
Audit operations, including laboratory procedures, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; provide leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes. Monitor Institutional Review Board submissions, and respond to requests and questions.
Collaborate with principal investigators and study sponsors, monitor and report serious adverse events, and resolve study queries.
Provide leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes; define best practices.
Develop study budget with staff and principal investigator, identifying standard of care versus study procedures. Track patient and study specific milestones, and invoice sponsors according to study contract.
Ensure regulatory compliance. Regularly inspect study document to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
Work with principal investigator to ensure Investigational New Drug applications are submitted to the FDA when applicable. Ensure Institutional Review Board renewals are completed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Good social skills, including the ability to work easily with research participants and research team members.
Well organized, attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Experience managing a small team.
Preference given to applicants with previous clinical research experience with older adults or those with motor and/or cognitive disabilities.
Strong analytical skills and experience with computer spreadsheets and database software.
Ability to work empathetically and professionally with older adults who may have neurological impairment (e.g. Parkinson's disease) or cognitive impairment.
General understanding of scientific theory and methods
Ability to meet deadlines
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
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 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.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
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.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious disease and infections.
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 bases 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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