Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab (SNAPL) is recruiting a full-time Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC) to manage funded research in neuroimaging of brain and spinal cord.
Goal of the study is to characterize central pain mechanisms in humans by simultaneous neuroimaging of spinal cord, brainstem, and brain. These studies comprise collection of neuroimaging data, quantitative sensory test, and questionnaire.
The CRC will work directly with principal investigators in a collaborative environment and will manage logistics of clinical studies. The CRC must have strong interpersonal skills, and be comfortable prioritizing goals and working directly with patients.
The CRC is also a scanning assistant and will be primarily responsible for recruitment, patient screening, patient enrollment, data collection, data entry, and patient follow-up.
CRC is a self-starter, effective communicator, available, and often works independently with minimal supervision.
A successful candidate has deep interest, enthusiasm, or past experience in pain research and is encouraged to participate in actual study design and data analysis. Previous neuroimaging experience, MRI skill, fMRI analysis, and coding experience (e.g, Linux Shell, Matlab, Python) is a plus.
Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires.
Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
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.
Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol.
Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assignedDesired Qualifications:
Clinical Research Coordinator experience in an academic setting
Experience working with IRB and research compliance regulations.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.
Education & Experience (Required):
Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Required):
General knowledge of medical terminology.
Certifications & Licenses:
Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.
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:
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.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, 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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