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Washington University of St. Louis Professional Rater II - Psychiatry - 48638 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Some evening and Saturday availability is required for this position.

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


Position will assist study coordinators in numerous phases of the Early Life Adversity, Biological Embedding, and Risk for Developmental Precursors of Mental Disorders (eLABE) study currently ongoing at the Early Emotional Development Program. The study involves the assessment of children (12-36 months) and their primary caregivers in dyadic interactions and infant socio-emotional and cognitive assessments. The study is conducted in the departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Neurology. This individual will be responsible for sample collection, behavioral assessments with participants, EEGs and eye tracking. They will be trained in QA procedures for EEG and eye tracking administration and will be expected to validate pipelines and process EEG and eye tracking data. They will also be responsible for various administrative tasks including scheduling, coding, record keeping, etc. This individual will be supervised by Dr. Luby, as well as the other PI’s and Co-Is with expertise in specific aspects of the planned assessments.


  1. Interact with children ages 1-3 in various experimental settings including interviews, scans, EEG, eye tracking, and childcare.
  2. Screen, consent, and schedule participants via phone and in-person as research protocols dictate.
  3. Administer 3-4 behavioral assessments per week to parent-child dyads, overseeing set-up, coding, and data entry in a timely manner.
  4. Administration of EEGs and eyetracking for infant/toddler participants (12-36 months).
  5. Process EEG and eye tracking data and develop and validate pipelines as per on-the-job training.
  6. Guide parents and children through the process by providing thorough instructions and responding appropriately to subject concerns.
  7. Maintain protocol-related records and documentation using REDCap database.
  8. Administrative tasks such as organizing and managing subject databases, tracking and ordering supplies, working with the IRB to oversee compliance of research protocol.
  9. Participate in the training and supervision of other team members as delegated.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field plus three years of relevant experience or a combination of work and education equaling seven years may substitute for this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with young children (1-3 years).
  • Interactive communication skills with young children and parents, effective interpersonal and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and some familiarity with EEG and eye tracking.
  • Working knowledge of Excel or other basic data entry and managing.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $17.58 - $21.98 per hour.

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: Professional Rater II - Psychiatry - 48638

Job ID: 48638

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular