Cancer Genomics Clinical Research Associate
Stanford University - School of Medicine
United States

Cancer Genomics Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Situated in a highly dynamic research environment at Stanford University, the Curtis laboratory for Cancer Computational and Systems Biology ( is seeking a clinical research coordinator associate to join their team. Research in the Curtis lab couples state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques to define novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers toward the goal of advancing precision medicine. The CRCA will work under the close direction of the study coordinator and principal investigators to coordinate clinical translational research studies aimed at bringing advances in cancer genomics from the Curtis lab to patients in the clinic.


The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research team, working closely with doctors, advocates, experimental bench scientists, computational research scientists, and students toward the shared goal of improving cancer therapy through precision medicine. He/she will work closely with patients and clinicians to conduct multiple impactful clinical studies. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated clinical research coordinator to join a dynamic team with significant opportunities for scholarship and impact.

Duties include:

Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from startup 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 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.

Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.

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.

Participate in monitor visits and regulatory audits.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Knowledge of the principles of clinical research and federal regulations.
Familiarity with IRB guidelines and regulations.
Previous experience with clinical trials.


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.


Strong interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of medical terminology.


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.



Occasional evening and weekend hours.


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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