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Washington University of St. Louis Clinical Research Coordinator I - Psychiatry - 46167 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. The position is located at 4444 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Seeking an individual with experience coordinating clinical mental health research with a Master’s level or higher equivalent degree preferred. This individual will report directly to and be supervised by Dr. Joan Luby, a principal investigator in the Department of Psychiatry. This position assists investigators in simultaneously coordinating the PED-SI and Jennings clinical research studies. We are seeking an individual with experience working with families and/or children (ages 3-15), clinical experience with children with mental disorders in this age group and some level of familiarity working with populations expressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury. Responsibilities include oversight of a large R01 study including clinical safety monitoring and calibration of clinical interviews. This person may also act as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community and the study participants; managing and recording all phases of study protocol as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance; overseeing research staff and ensuring adherence to protocols.


  1. 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.
  2. Collects clinical data under clinical research protocols; administers/scores tests and clinical assessments to ensure they are completed in a timely manner; administers the KSADS semi-structured clinical interview to parents of child participants and child and adolescent participants ages 8-12; codes data independently and presents data in weekly case conference.
  3. Recruits and enrolls study participants; confers with participants to explain purpose of study and obtain informed consent; explains diagnostic procedures and treatment plans to address participant/family concerns.
  4. 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 conclusions of the same.
  5. Performs other duties related to study/lab oversight, including but not limited to: screening and interviewing future hires; training incoming staff; providing ongoing research and clinical feedback to current staff; assisting with RPPR Progress Reports and grant writing as needed; observational data coding.

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 4 years may substitute for this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of diagnostic criteria on the DSM V-TR; effective organizational, interpersonal, and interviewing skills; capacity to manage time efficiently while working independently; and ability to use PC-based computer systems.
  • Familiarity and comfort working with children and populations expressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
  • 2+ years of related research in an academic research setting or clinical trial conduct experience; experience with IRB submissions; working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects; 2+ years supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with clinical populations experiencing/reporting suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $40,619 - $50,817 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.


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 - Psychiatry - 46167

Job ID: 46167

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular