Clinical Research Coordinator for Cognitive Aging Studies
Do you want to help Stanford University develop world-leading research to better diagnose and treat people suffering from Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease?
Enjoy working directly with patients and their families
Are exceptionally organized and can balance multiple projects at one time
Love learning new skills, such as how to administer neurological and memory tests.
Are a proven quick learner who doesn't need handholding to get started
Then we offer
The opportunity to contribute to understanding Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease
Challenging but positive environment where you will always learn new things
Teamwork and camaraderie
Competitive full-time salary
Excellent Stanford benefits
The Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) recruits and follows older normal adults; older adults with mild cognitive impairment; and patients with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and related disorders. These studies collect information on memory and other mental abilities, which we link with brain imaging, biochemical and genetic markers, and autopsy results. Most research participants will have Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or another neurodegenerative disorder; some participants will be not have any impairment.
The Stanford ADRC seeks a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator Associate. The desired candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, relatively independent, patient, punctual, and conscientious, with excellent interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills in English. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are also native/fluent in Spanish (written and verbal). Under the supervision of ADRC principal investigator (Dr. Victor Henderson) and clinical coordinator, main duties include in-person and telephone recruitment of research participants; obtaining informed consent; scheduling and coordination of research participant visits; maintaining longitudinal contact with participants by phone, email and other means; data collection (particularly including psychometric data), scoring, and entry. Training will be provided to administer research questionnaires and administer 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.
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.
Plan and perform research tasks of limited complexity requiring initiative and judgment in applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance; general instruction is provided by the supervisor.
Administer questionnaires and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine scoring procedures.
Perform other duties, as assigned, to fulfill the research goals of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish desired
Prior experience with patients or research subjects is desired. Preference given to applicants with previous experience, particularly clinical research experience, with older adults who may have neurological impairment (e.g., Parkinson's disease) or cognitive impairment (e.g., Alzheimer's disease).
One year minimum, preferably two years', related work experience as a psychometrist.
Ability to communicate clearly and empathetically with research participants and their families.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work easily with research participants and research team members.
Strong general computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills and experience with computer spreadsheets and database software.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
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.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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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