The Solution Sciences Lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine designs programs to improve the health of children and their families, and evaluates them in real world clinical trials.
We are seeking a Research Coordinator to conduct data collection for a community-based, online, clinical trial evaluating innovative approaches to improve the efficacy of a weight control program for children with obesity and their families. This position will require collaboration with staff delivering the weight control program and working online with families enrolled in the program. This position will include all elements of the evaluation, including conducting participant screening, obtaining informed consent and assent, conducting remote physical measures, interviews and surveys from both children and parents/guardians in both English and Spanish, delivering an online intervention, and implementing procedures for data quality assurance and data processing. All activities with participants are anticipated to be conducted online. Thus, this position requires existing skills in, or high interest and capacity to learn, website development, the use of online survey tools such as REDCap and Qualtrics, and video-conferencing.
In this role, you will:
Coordinate studies from start-up through closeout.
Assist in the development of manuals of procedures and recruitment strategies for the study.
Develop online data collection and intervention protocols including creating websites for content delivery, using survey software such as REDCap and Qualtrics for screening and data collection, tracking participation and administering surveys, and creating videos or animations and/or teleconference protocols to guide parent- and child-measures of height and weight.
Serve as primary contact with research participants and weight control program staff.
Schedule and conduct data collection appointments throughout the study.
Determine eligibility of and obtain informed consent and child assent according to protocol.
Assemble study materials including forms, surveys, requisitions for laboratory measures, and equipment for remote study measures.
Develop video web-based tutorials for participants for on-line interventions.
Assess and maintain the condition of measurement equipment to promote accuracy of measures.
Conduct quality assurance on all data for completeness and accuracy.
Correspond with families regarding measurement results.
Plan collection and processing of laboratory blood measures.
Interact with the principal investigator regularly, ensuring participant safety, progress and adherence to proper study conduct.
Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Experience and/or interest in clinical research, particularly with children and Spanish speaking families.
Experience and/or interest in collecting physical measures and conducting interviews and surveys
Experience and/or interest in using research software and databases including Excel, Filemaker, REDCap, Qualtrics, and NDS-R
Experience and/or interest in developing online tools including web design, and video for data collection instructions and intervention content.
Enthusiasm for health promotion and disease prevention research and working with families so they participate fully in the research study
Why Stanford is for You:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Four-year college degree or more and relevant experience and/or interest in clinical research, particularly with children and Spanish speaking families.
Experience and/or interest in collecting physical measures and conducting interviews and surveys with children and their families
Experience and/or interest in developing online tools including web design, and video or animation for data collection instructions and intervention content.
. Experience managing social media and social marketing tools for study recruitment
Experience and/or interest in using research software and databases including Excel, FileMaker, NDSR and REDCap
Enthusiasm for health promotion and disease prevention research and working with families to help them participate fully in the research study
Spanish fluency (verbal and written)
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including periods of consistently working late afternoons, evenings and some weekends during periods of recruitment and data collection.
Ability to effectively collaborate with other staff, parents and children.
General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND 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.
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.
Additional WORKING CONDITIONS:
A substantial amount of the work will occur off-campus in community settings
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.
Copyright 2021 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.