The Precision Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience Lab (PanLab) within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Stanford University is focused on developing precision medicine approaches for mental health spanning mood, anxiety and attention disorders. Our research is centered on the goal of developing new brain-based classifications that inform an understanding of the individual and subsequent treatment selection.
The PanLab genuinely believes "Neuroscience is Personal." Our ethos is collaborative and one that believes quality science goes hand in hand with mutual respect (More information on our lab values can be found here). If this resonates with you, we highly encourage you to apply.
The duties listed below are an example of qualities, however, there are relatable qualities not listed that are transferrable for this role and we encourage you to include these in your cover letter. In your cover letter, please also include your interest in joining the PanLab, as well as relatable skills, education and experience you bring to the position.
The PanLab is currently recruiting for a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate. The PanLab is a precision psychiatry and clinical translational neuroscience research group that aims to use brain imaging approaches to improve our understanding and treatment of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The CRCA would perform duties involved with data processing as well as the recruitment and assessment of study subjects. Specifically, the focus of the Clinical Research Coordinator Associate will be to assist with the development of brain-based models of mental disorders and testing these models in mechanistic studies of exploratory therapeutics such as MDMA. Additionally, the Clinical Research Coordinator Associate will assist with ongoing therapeutic treatment studies involving prospective personalized pharmacology and transcranial magnetic resonance imaging.
The Clinical Research Coordinator Associate will schedule testing sessions, perform subject testing using self-report, behavioral, and functional neuroimaging modalities. Study subjects will include healthy participants and people experiencing a range of symptoms of anxiety and depression. The Clinical Research Coordinator Associate must also be able to escort subjects to the reception or clinical area, and clearly explain the study procedures to subjects. The position requires the collection of data in person, as well as the ability to provide phone follow-up testing of subjects. The position will be based in a lab that values cooperation, fairness, efficiency and conscientiousness.
Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter addressing how your education and experience relates to the position as described above.
Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from start-up 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 imaging and related lab 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.
Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
Previous research experience in the fields of Biology, Psychology or Neurosciences
1-2 years of related hands-on experience in acquiring and/or processing fMRI data
Proficiency with basic programming and scripts
Familiarity with working in Linux/Unix
Beginner to Intermediate level of MATLAB experience
Technical skills and familiarity with imaging software packages such as SPM, FSL and/or FreeSurfer
Previous work with human participants
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.
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 diseases and infections.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
This position is based on the Stanford main campus.
The expected pay range for this position is $29.33 to $36.54 per hour. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
* - 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.
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