Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is looking to hire a Clinical Research Coordinator to support the clinical research of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) by overseeing assigned clinical research studies. NIH’s All of Us research program is one of the studies the Coordinator will support, aiming to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating studies, recruiting and screening potential subjects, managing study participants, collecting data and biospecimen, performing physical measurements, under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI).
Schedule may be adjusted to a full-time or part-time arrangement, depending on the selected candidate’s availability.
PAVIR offers generous benefits to full-time employees, including health insurance, vision, dental, 13 paid holidays, paid vacation time, as well as company-paid life-, short term-, and long-term disability insurance. All PAVIR employees, including those who work part-time, are eligible for sick pay, 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, a wellness program, commuter benefits, and professional development training.
We encourage you to apply if you are a Veteran, have research experience with human subjects in a hospital setting, and phlebotomy experience.
ABOUT PALO ALTO VETERANS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH (PAVIR)
PAVIR facilitates research and education activities conducted at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. At PAVIR we work with more than 160 uniquely talented medical scientists. Our researchers have an active appointment with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and maintain academic appointments with Stanford University. We recruit and retain talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative health research.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
The Clinical Research Coordinator will coordinate and manage all daily activities of the assigned studies, ensuring that study activities follow established protocol. One of the main responsibilities for this position is to perform all physical measurements on study subjects, as well as biospecimen collection and processing.
About 15% of the Coordinator’s time is spent on recruiting, screening, and interviewing study subjects, ensuring eligibility and understanding of the study. The Coordinator will explain the study and obtain the informed consent from the subjects.
To enhance recruitment activities for the study, the Research Coordinator will coordinate outreach efforts within the facility and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
Here are other important functions the Research Coordinator will perform:
- Serve as a liaison between the study subjects and the PI concerning any problems or adverse events, including out of range vitals, etc.
- Collect and enter clinical data in the case report form and data management system
- Maintain databases for tracking subjects for follow up
- Ensure study interventions are completed per protocol
- Participate in conference calls with National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health Care Provider Organization (HPO) collaborators regarding project evaluation and innovation
- Prepare project manuscripts and reports in collaboration as required by NIH or program committee
- Assist in writing research study abstracts, protocols for any approved sub-pilot(s) of the study, operational manual for other sites to utilize
- Perform literature reviews, and present scientific findings at meetings
- Review scientific publications regarding study
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
- Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or a related field
- At least 1 year of experience interacting with patients in a clinical/healthcare setting
- Valid Driver’s License
- Coursework (Anatomy & Physiology) that will allow attaining phlebotomy certification
- Previous experience conducting human subject research
- Ability to read and understand study protocol and ensure compliance
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent computer skills
- Knowledge of database management
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through on multiple tasks
- Good interpersonal skills
- Phlebotomy certification or prior phlebotomy experience
- Research experience with human subjects in a hospital setting: subject screening and enrollment, obtaining informed consent, and conducting study procedures
- Certificate in Clinical Trial and Data Management
- An advanced degree in Health Sciences or a related field
Physical Demands: Lifting up to 20 lbs occasionally, sitting, bending, standing, repetitive motion, etc. Will encounter patients who have impaired cognitive function, anxious, and/or difficult. Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
Environmental Conditions: Exposure to office and hospital/clinical environment and collection of biospecimens. Occasional travel will be required to CBOC for outreach events.
READY TO JOIN OUR RESEARCH TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with a Disability are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – Human Resources department.
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