The Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics is conducting several studies focused on the development and the evaluation of innovative interventions and policies to promote nutrition and prevent obesity and related comorbid conditions among students in schools in low-income communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the state of California.
The overall mission of the Division of General Pediatrics is to improve the health and well-being of all children through cross-disciplinary advancements in patient care, medical education, advocacy and community engagement and research. This position will allow opportunities for interaction with other research coordinators, staff, and faculty within the Division of General Pediatrics. The position also offers a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse array of collaborators from medical, public health, engineering, education fields. There will also be the opportunity to work closely with principal investigator(s), fellow coordinators, and masters and medical students working on studies.
Interactions with students and school administrators are a primary responsibility of this role. A flexible work schedule, ability to multi-task, outstanding oral and written communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail are required in a successful candidate. The coordinator will work under the direction of the principal investigator. Previous coordinators working with this team have gone on to attend medical school or complete doctoral programs in public policy, political science, and public health.
Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup through closeout.
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.
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.
Help prepare manuscripts and reports, including preparing tables and formatting references. * - Other duties may also be assigned
Master's degree in public health or related field.
Previous experience working on issues related to nutrition and/or obesity prevention.
History of work in school settings.
Interest in working in a position for at least two (2) years.
Understanding of statistics and familiarity with STATA or similar data analysis software
Ability to drive and transport needed to travel to school which are not easily accessible via public transportation from Stanford
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.
Ability to drive to off-site locations for study recruitment and data collection.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
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. WORKING CONDITIONS: Occasional evening and weekend hours.
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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