Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator Stanford University, School of Medicine United States

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

School of Medicine, California, United States

Job Code: 4921
Job Grade: E

The Pediatrics section of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is hiring an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to support the clinical research of thirteen faculty physicians. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University has a global presence in orthopaedic research, based on a broad representation of the varied subspecialties within this surgical field treating problems in infants, adolescents and adults. The goal of the Orthopaedic Research Program is to develop fundamental knowledge to advance the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Our faculty members are dedicated to advancing the field with a focus on “bench to bedside” innovations through sponsored research. 

Under the guidance of the research manager, you will work with a team of research coordinators and students to carry out the coordination and operations of various clinical trials. Project tasks range from data collection in the clinic to developing study start-up materials such as writing study protocols, assisting with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol approvals, data entry, and more. This is a unique opportunity to receive mentorship from faculty on the cutting edge of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, partner closely with research teams to produce world-class clinical research, and gain insight into academic medicine. To learn more about the Department please visit us at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills;
  • Commitment to uphold regulatory compliance; and
  • Drive to establish themselves as a leading contributor within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Duties include: 

  • 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 assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, public health or other health-related field.
  • 1-2 years working in clinical research.
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently within time constraints.
  • Ability to work independently and comfortably with study participants.
  • Prior data entry and management experience.


Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • General knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to work with human study participants as well as in a team.
  • Attention to detail in data collection and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs such as RedCap, Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.


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.
  • 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

  • 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,

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