Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a full-time ClinicalResearch Coordinator to coordinate a study comparing Transcendental Meditation vs. Present Centered Therapy on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Veterans. This is a multi-center study, and the Research Coordinator will be involved in recruitment, study assessments, and treatment scheduling at the Palo Alto site.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Research Coordinator will work under the direction of Dr. Peter Bayley, Director of Research at War Related Illness and Injury Study Center and Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford School of Medicine. The Bayley lab, located at the Palo Alto VA, is focused on using mind-body interventions, such as yoga and meditation, for rehabilitation treatments for chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more about this fascinating research lab here: https://med.stanford.edu/bayley-lab/about
The ideal candidate for this Research Coordinator role will experience conducting and coordinating clinical trial(s) and/or clinical research. If you worked with Veterans or have experience working in the area of PTSD, that's a plus!
This is a full-time position located in Palo Alto, CA.
PAVIR offers generous benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, vision, dental, 14 paid holidays, paid vacation time, sick pay, a 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, a wellness program, commuter benefits, and professional development training. Plus, we pay for life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.
ABOUT PALO ALTO VETERANS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH (PAVIR)
PAVIR engages in the administration of funds and providing support for the conduct of research at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. 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 most 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 RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Identify potential study participants using multiple recruitment methods (e.g., electronic medical records, mailings, study flyers, referrals from VA clinics);
Phone screen potential participants and schedule their online informed consent and study assessment sessions
Call study participants to remind and/schedule follow-up online assessments;
Ensure participant payments are made via debit card.
Ensure clinical data collection per research protocol;
Study Data Procedures- schedule remote assessment sessions;
Ensure that participants complete study testing.
Ensure use of Safety Protocol if needed;
Contact Veterans to offer mental local health resources assist when appropriate and provide information; about local mental health resources and make referrals with their consent;
Document study participation in the Veteran's medical chart.
Communicate with referring physicians, central IRB, and study sponsor;
Report adverse events in a timely manner;
Assist with managing study materials for internal and external audits and prepare summary reports;
Ensure the filing and maintenance of all regulatory documents.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A RESEARCH COORDINATOR
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
At least one year of related experience, including experience conducting and coordinating clinical trial(s) and/or clinical research;
Familiarity with clinical research;
Understanding of VA procedures and safety issues in addition to IRB, or other sponsors;
Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively;
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and good computer skills;
Ability to read and understand the study protocol;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel;
Ability to prioritize and organize a high-volume workload and adapt to changing priorities.
2 years or more of related experience in a research environment;
Experience working with Veterans or working in the area of PTSD;
SOCRA membership and/or CCRP certification;
Knowledge of VA and its health care system regarding clinical research trials.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Exposure to office and hospital/clinical environment. Will encounter patients who have impaired cognitive function, anxious, and/or difficult.
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 a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
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 email@example.com - Human Resources department.
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Internal Number: 1891592
The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org