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Washington University of St. Louis Clinical Research Coordinator I / Community Outreach - Neurology - 49904 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Principal investigators within the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) are seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC 1) who will act as a liaison between participants and the Center. Emphasis will be placed on recruitment of eligible participants from underrepresented groups in medicine and medical research, including African Americans and other diverse patient groups, into Center research. The CRC 1 will work in partnership with the community and other stakeholders to externally and internally to build relationships with individuals and organizations using various methods such as hosting or attending community engagement and outreach programs to promote education about and participation in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia (ADRD) research studies. The CRC 1 will coordinate outreach and educational efforts related to assigned research studies.

This position is Grant funded and employment is based upon available funds.


  1. Coordinate community outreach programs and other engagement opportunities as assigned.
  2. Promote Knight ADRC research; educate the community about aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the research participation by all groups.
  3. Build a network of individuals and organizations to partner with by offering outreach programming consistent with the Specific Aims of the Health Disparities and Equity Core and the Knight ADRC as a whole.
  4. Works closely with the Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core leader and staff with their goals while maintaining emphasis on the outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups.
  5. Educate adults and family members from underrepresented groups about research being conducted at WUSM and how to become involved (full knowledge, including inclusion/exclusion criteria and procedures involved with research studies will be required as this position will need to answer questions from potential participants).
  6. Complete clerical tasks associated with community outreach and assigned by the Health Disparities and Equity Core lead (as needed).
  7. Assist in the coordination of social media efforts related to outreach, engagement and recruitment.
  8. Recruit new participants from underrepresented groups to the Clinical Core on an ongoing basis as goals are met and adjusted by the ADRC Center Director and supervisor. The tasks include but are not limited to:
  9. Conduct telephone screening of new participants.
  10. Assist volunteers from underrepresented groups in working through the process enrolment process, from initial screening through the clinical assessment and related procedures.
  11. Serve as a point of personal contact for these recruits, visiting them in person and calling them on the phone to build enhanced understanding and trust.
  12. When necessary or possible, be present to welcome the recruited participants coming in for the first clinical assessment and/or contact such participants afterwards to learn how things went, troubleshooting any problems that arise with supervisor.
  13. Participate fully in regularly scheduled Knight ADRC team meetings, recruitment and engagement meetings, and other related meetings that may arise (as needed).

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling four years may substitute for this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment is strongly preferred.
  • History of working in a diverse atmosphere.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – public speaking experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms.
  • Self-starter.
  • Flexibility is key as the goals and aims of the Knight ADRC studies change over time.
  • Knowledge of historical treatment of participants in research.
  • Ability to recognize and adapt to the needs of the community, empathy with others.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $43,326 - $54,204 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.

Department Summary

Consistent with its academic mission and standards, the Washington University School of Medicine is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. As a community of faculty, staff and students engaged in research, patient care, scholarship, teaching and learning, the School of Medicine fosters an environment that is diverse, inclusive, humane, and welcoming. Efforts are made to provide a supportive environment in which people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures may encounter each other in a spirit of cooperation, openness, and mutual respect.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator I / Community Outreach - Neurology - 49904

Job ID: 49904

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular