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Washington University of St. Louis RN Research Nurse Coordinator I - Neurology - 49526 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. The position is located at the Institute of Health. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Dr. Randall Bateman’s lab investigates the causes, and future diagnosis and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease utilizing a wide variety of assays and techniques from basic applications, such as quantitative measurement of stable-isotope labeled peptides to clinical translational studies in diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. We have several ongoing clinical studies, including the Study to Evaluate Blood and Imaging Related to Dementia (SEABIRD) to validate a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease in a large community- and clinic-based cohort.

This position is a member of a multidisciplinary research team and performs duties associated with the coordination and implementation of research studies/projects, data collection, and the management of data generate by study protocols. This position involves assessment of research participants and interactions with research participants, family, and caregivers in a research setting. This position interacts with participants who have mild to moderate dementia and healthy control volunteers.


  1. Performs research study and clinical procedures including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of participants to generate study data according to established protocol; collects data (e.g., basic health information and vital signs), performs blood draws; assists with a neurological lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and documents as required by protocol; monitors and manages participants in the inpatient research unit; assists principal investigators and physicians.
  2. Works with staff to identify, screen, and enroll study participants; serves as the contact person for research participants; provides study participants, families, and caregivers education about the studies, dementia, and dementia care.
  3. Prepares/submits event reports in adherence with study procedures, budget, and established guidelines.
  4. Assists in manuscript preparation and publishes jointly with the research group.
  5. Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein which may include training and overseeing students, reviewing scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments, and coordinating brain donations and autopsy arrangements.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current state of Illinois and/or Missouri LPN or RN licensure as applicable by state of work location, in accordance with Compact Act; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of related research in an academic research setting.
  • Expert clinical skills, critical thinking, therapeutic communication, self-starter, ability to function independently, empathetic.
  • Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects with working knowledge of database management, spreadsheet development and other computer functions desirable.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $48,880 - $87,880 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: RN Research Nurse Coordinator I - Neurology - 49526

Job ID: 49526

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular