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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Must be willing to work flexible hours including late nights (~8:00 pm-12:00 am) and early evening hours (~5:00 pm – 9:00 pm). Schedule is very flexible and won’t require working those hours every day, but must be available to work when convenient for study families. The rest of the described job duties can be completed during normal business hours.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. The position is located at the East Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position provides services per protocol for pediatric research subjects enrolled in study for department.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Screens potential research participants for exclusion/inclusion criteria for Down Syndrome and Autism research studies.
Recruits subjects from the community.
Arranges scheduling, travel arrangements for study visits.� This includes coordinating multiple staff schedules to arrange all aspects of the study day (coordinating MRI schedules, testing schedules, etc.).
Maintains proper documentation and record keeping, including data entry and filing of study paperwork.
Helps acclimate babies and school age subjects and their families to the MRI process and attends nighttime and early evening MRI scans.
Performs phone interviews with families.
Prepares information packets for patients enrolled in study.
Bachelor’s degree or four years of relevant experience.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, education, or related field.
Comfortable working with babies, children, and their families.
Comfortable with developmental disabilities (these are Down Syndrome and Autism studies).
Good organizational skills, detail oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills.�
Comfortable talking with families on the phone and with speaking with outside organizations for recruitment purposes.
Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians and patients.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
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.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
JOB LOCATION/WORKING CONDITIONS: Clinical office setting with some pressure caused by participant schedules and study deadlines.
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