• Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • $63,000 - $81,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health insurance, vacation, Holiday pay, sick pay, 401(k) with Match and Profit share

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is looking to hire a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to oversee assigned clinical research studies in kidney disease and dialysis.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will coordinate clinical research studies, recruit and screen potential subjects, manage study participants, perform physical measurements, biospecimen storage, survey administration and maintain regulatory documents, under the direction of the Principal Investigator - Dr. Tamura, who has an academic appointment with Stanford University and an appointment with the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. 

PAVIR offers generous benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, vision, dental, 13 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.

The hiring salary rage for the Clinical Research Coordinator position is $63,000- $81,000 a year, based on experience and qualifications.

We encourage you to apply if you have experience working with IRBs, clinical trials, as well as recruiting human study subjects in a clinical setting.



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. Our researchers have an active appointment with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and 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.



  • Recruit, screen, and interview study subjects, ensuring eligibility and understanding of the study;
  • Coordinate outreach efforts within the facility and Community Based Outpatient Clinics to enhance recruitment activities for the study;
  • Explain the study and obtain the informed consent from the subjects;
  • Coordinate and manage all daily activities of the study;
  • Ensure study activities follow established protocol;
  • Administer study surveys and other measurements on study subjects;
  • Schedule biospecimen collection and processing and oversee biospecimen storage and shipment;
  • Assure study interventions are completed per protocol;
  • Serve as a liaison between the study subjects and the PI concerning any problems or adverse events;
  • Collect and enter clinical data in the case report form and data management system;
  • Maintain databases for tracking subjects for follow up;
  • Maintain operational manual and update as needed;
  • Manage project budget;
  • Prepare and manage IRB protocol and any approved sub-pilot(s) of the study;
  • Maintain record of adverse events;
  • Participate in conference calls with the study coordinating centers;
  • Prepare project manuscripts and reports in collaboration as required by coordinating center, NIH, data safety monitoring board, or institutional review committees.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in Health Sciences or related field;
  • 1 year or more of related experience. This may include prior experience as a research coordinator, experience working with patients in a clinical setting, reporting adverse events, and/or subject recruitment;
  • Experience working in clinical trials and/or working with IRBs is highly desired;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Ability to pass a background check;
  • Ability to read and understand study protocol and ensure compliance;
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding clinical studies;
  • Strong ability to problem solve clinical research situations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Knowledge of database management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and coordinate and follow through on multiple tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to present research milestones in conferences and meetings.

Physical Demands: Lifting up to 15 lbs occasionally, sitting, and standing for long periods of time, bending, repetitive motion, etc. Will encounter patients who have impaired cognitive function, and/or limited mobility.

Environmental Conditions: Exposure to office and clinical environment. Occasional travel will be required to Livermore.



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 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.

Location: 94304

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