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Senior Clinical Research Coordinator - Neuroscience

Company: Washington University
Location: Pasco
Posted on: September 21, 2022

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Position Summary
The Kepecs lab is seeking a clinical research coordinator to help us establish our new computational psychiatry program. We are developing an exciting, neuroscientifically motivated, approach to quantitative diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. As a part of our fast-moving, dynamic research environment you will have the potential to help us improve our understanding and treatment of human mental health.

The goal of this position is to help the Kepecs laboratory establish, run, and perform data analysis of computational psychiatry studies in large-scale online or patient cohorts. To achieve this goal the candidate will interface with clinicians at WashU, collaborate with ongoing clinical trials, and manage online recruiting and data analysis.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primary liaison to PI in developing plans for research projects and discussing the interpretation of results; collaborates in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and preparation of grant proposals to sponsoring agencies; assists in the preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the development of forms, questionnaires, and the application of research techniques; assists in writing instructional procedure manuals for study progress, data collection and coding; reviews journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous studies to aid in the planning of new studies.
  • Designs, implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; identifies problems and/or inconsistencies and monitors participant's progress to include documentation and reporting of adverse events; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency.
  • Provides guidance to members of research team in the implementation and evaluation of clinical research; trains new staff; may serve as lead or as point of reference for other research coordinators for questions, staff scheduling, feedback on performance.
  • Evaluates and interprets collected clinical data in conjunction with PI as appropriate; prepares oral or written presentations or reports and analyses setting forth progress trends and provides recommendations or conclusion of the same.
  • Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Master's degree in a related field: Psychology/Neuroscience/Biology or a technical field such as Math, Computer Science, or Engineering.
    • Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating and managing clinical research projects.
    • Working knowledge of database management, spreadsheet and statistical analysis software.
    • Computational skills: Some familiarity with machine learning.
    • Psychophysics: Any experience designing or running human psychophysics experiments would be a major advantage.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Experience with technical writing.

      Required Qualifications

      Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three years of clinical research experience with some level of lead or supervisory experience required; master's degree or a combination of work and education equaling seven years may substitute for this requirement.


      Salary Range
      $59,300.00 - $92,000.00 / Annually

      The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

      Pre-Employment Screening
      All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

      Benefits Statement
      Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

      EEO/AA Statement
      Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University's policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

      Diversity Statement
      Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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