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Clinical Research Coordinator - Neuromodulation

Palo Alto, CA
  • Expired: January 31, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) supports the nation's second largest research program conducted among the VA Hospitals and is looking for a part-time Clinical Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will support the clinical research related to non-invasive neuromodulation, which is one of the fastest growing areas of psychiatric inquiry. Of the neuromodulation techniques, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is becoming a standard of care for pharmacoresistant depression.


We offer sick pay, generous 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share, and supportive environment. Plus, we pay for life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.


  • Coordinate and manage all daily activities of the study;
  • Ensure study activities follow established protocol.
  • Explain the study and obtain the informed consent from the subjects.
  • Perform all neurocognitive and symptom checklist assessments and scoring;
  • Serve as a liaison between the study subjects and the PI concerning any problems or adverse events;
  • Serve as a liaison between the study and clinic for scheduling purposes;
  • Serve as a liaison between local study sites and coordinating site.
  • Coordinate outreach efforts within the facility and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to enhance recruitment activities for the study in collaboration with other team members;
  • Collect and enter clinical data in the case report form and data management system;
  • Maintain databases for tracking subjects for follow up.
  • Participate in conference calls with collaborators regarding project evaluation and project progress;
  • 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,
  • Review scientific publications regarding study;
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
  • At least 1 year of related experience, including working in a mental health field or research environment;
  • Preferred: Master's degree;
  • 2 years or more of related experience, including cognitive and psychological testing;
  • Previous experience conducting clinical research;
  • Ability to read and understand study protocol and ensure compliance;
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the research field;
  • Ability to understand and follow VA procedures and safety issues in regards to clinical research trials;
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding clinical studies;
  • Strong ability to problem solve clinical research situations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of database management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and coordinate and follow through on multiple tasks;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with HPO collaborators to further improve collection processes and patient retention;
  • Ability to present research milestones in conferences and meetings.


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. We recruit and retain talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative health research.


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 - Human Resources department.



Palo Alto, CA
94309 USA



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