Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
Position assists investigators as coordinator of a basic to moderately complex clinical research studies, acting as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community and the study participants; responsible for data collection, recording/entry, transfer, and storage aspects of the study protocol as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance. Serves and protects the clinical research study by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administers cognitive tests and questionnaires including the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) per study protocol.
Assists with collection, recording/entry, transfer, and storage of data collected through all phases of the studies; assists with processing, quality control, and analysis of data; 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; and works with the study team to establish and maintain record-keeping systems.
Assists with the development of forms, questionnaires, and the application of research techniques; and assists in writing instructional procedure manuals for study progress, data collection and coding.
May assist with recruitment and screening of participants; explaining purpose of the study and obtaining consent; monitoring participants throughout their study visits, including during PET and MRI scans; recording administered dose amounts during PET scans, handling and processing of blood samples during PET scans, and delivery of blood collection tubes to the appropriate labs.
Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.
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
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position requires completion of MRI and radiation safety training and/or recertification, as well as training and/or recertification in the administration of specific cognitive tests and questionnaires including the CDR. There are low levels of exposure to radiation while assisting with PET scanning procedures.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology. The position is located at the East Imaging Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Working knowledge of computer programs and systems, with communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
The hiring range for this position is $42,494 - $53,144 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C09.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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