Careers at Stephens & Associates

At Stephens, we take pride in our growing organization that has continually proven its excellence in the clinical research field.  Our goal is to attract educated, professional, and committed staff that cares for every detail with the utmost ethical nature.  The Stephens work culture strives for innovative improvements without sacrificing quality of study excellence or customer service satisfaction we are known for.

 

Stephens highly values their employees by offering compensation plus above average benefits, unlimited growth opportunities, an interesting learning environment and supportive work environment

Current Openings

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Full-time, Entry Level

Summary

Responsible for coordinating and facilitating the daily activities that play a critical role of the clinical studies according to the protocol, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Federal and applicable regulations.

 Skills, Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Science, or other equivalent degree
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understands basic concepts in clinical research and capable of learning and performing duties during clinical studies
  • Able to follow instructions and study protocols according to GCP Guidelines, applicable regulations, and SOPs
  • Able to lift moderately heavy items

 Responsibilities

  • Set up and conduct study in compliance with protocol, SOPs, applicable regulations and GCPs
  • Prepares, completes, organizes and maintains of all study documentation forms, including drafting protocol amendments, case report forms, Electronic Data Capture (EDC), and other study specific documents
  • Performs station and instrumentation duties on other studies as assigned, including the collection and recording of clinical information
  • Assures that staff working on their managed studies understand and are performing duties according to protocol, SOPs and GCPs
  • Prepares for and conducts pre-study meetings
  • Reviews and provides feedback on draft protocols, recruiting materials, and draft clinical study reports
  • Coordinates scheduling subjects for visits
  • Responds to queries from Quality Assurance and Statistics Departments
  • Orders checks for subject compensation
  • Prepares and is accountable for all Test Material for managed studies
  • Adheres to study budget
  • Occasionally works with Hazardous Chemicals, understands danger of working with chemicals and follows the safety recommendations as outlined in the MSDS related to specific chemicals.
  • Provides excellent customer service to clients and panelists, and maintains positive interaction with peers and supervisors
Clinical Research Assistant

Part-Time and On-Call, Entry Level

Summary

Provides clinical and/or administrative support for Clinical Research Coordinators

Skills, Experience and Education Requirements

  • Associates Degree or at least one year of administrative/clerical work experience
  • Knowledge or ability to learn basics of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn computer skills required to perform tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

 Responsibilities

  • Performs daily in clinic and administrative tasks to assist the clinic staff with the studies (i.e. test material preparation, appointment reminders, quality check of study documents, Electronic Self-Assessment Questionnaire administration, Check-In Process, Informed Consent Signing)
  • Perform tasks according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines, applicable regulations, Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), and Work Instructions
  • Provides excellent customer service to clients and panelists, and maintains positive interaction with peers and supervisors
  • Occasionally works with Hazardous Chemicals, understands danger of working with chemicals and follows the safety recommendations as outlined in the MSDS related to specific chemicals.
Clinical Research Associate I

Full Time, Entry Level

Summary

Oversee the process of the clinical trial to ensure the trial is compliant with the protocol and other federal, state and company regulations.

Skills, Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (science preferred)
  • 0-2 years relevant clinical research experience
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

 Responsibilities

  • Performs review of protocols, informed consents, and case reports forms (CRFs) prior to study initiation
  • Conducts audits of clinical trial master files, source data, and procedures for protocol, monitoring plan (when applicable) SOP, and GCP/ICH compliance
  • Gathers appropriate documents for the Clinical Writer after completion of study, assists with the review and finalization of reports
  • Responsible for test material receipt and return/destruction
  • Performs audits of analysis and data, including statistical data
  • Assists with calibration and equipment maintenance records
Panelist Recruiter

Part-Time

Summary

Contacts the general public in an effort to secure people’s agreement to participate in research studies undertaken by the Company.

Skills, Experience and Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree – preferred, but not required
    • Minimum one-year work experience
    • Call center experience – preferred, but not required
    • Strong oral communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Science background helpful but not required
    • Persuasive skills helpful

 Responsibilities

  • Call people for a contact list
    • Explain the Company’s business
    • Describe current or upcoming studies for which the person may have interest and/or have the qualifications to participate
    • Gather preliminary information about the individual that will be required for participation in a study
    • Secure agreement from the person to participate in studies
  • Collect information from people to add to the Company’s potential panelist database
  • Participate from time-to-time in Company marketing events geared to potential panelists
Ambassador

Part-Time: Richardson, TX and Phoenix, AZ

As a Stephens Ambassador, you will promote Stephens in a positive light through your community and network, including social media platforms.  The role of the Stephens Ambassador is populating the company’s general database with quality panelists and sign up quality panelists for specific studies by engaging and connecting with their communities and networks.

 

BENEFITS OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR

  • Ability to earn extra income
  • Flexible hours and schedule, which is ideal for individuals who work
  • Learn about how clinical trials are conducted and cosmetic and pharmaceutical products are tested
  • You gain skills and knowledge that can transfer to any career
  • Stephens provides all the training for you to be successful at no cost to you

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for building and growing relationships
  • Established presence or influencer within their community
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to track and notify Stephens Recruiting Department of panelist populated in the database and for studies
  • Ability to identify and sign up at least 40 quality panelists per month
  • Ability to attend up to 5 community outreach events per year
  • Previous marketing and sales experience is a plus, but not required

     If interested please email [email protected] 

    Please include resume and reasons why you would like to be an Ambassador 

    Interested in working with us at Stephens?

    Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter, and your salary expectations to:
    Stephens & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Out of concern for the health and safety of our employees, we provide a smoke-free work environment.