Washington University of St. Louis Clinical Research Specialist - Pediatrics Critical Care - 42036 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 Pediatrics Critical Care. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Position coordinates and develops clinical research projects within the Critical Care Translational Research Program. Will be responsible for designing independent research projects and assisting with grant writing. Research topics will be in the area of blood product efficacy and safety and hemostasis. As part of the Pediatric Critical Care Translational Research Program team, this position requires supervision of research protocols within the program, and includes acting as a mentor for the research coordinators. Participates on a 24/7 on-call team of coordinators.


  1. Works with Principal Investigators to design, perform, and evaluate research protocols, manuscripts and grant submissions. Manages workload distribution and allocation of effort as well as assists the PI in the review and development of project budgets.
  2. Works with PI to design, perform, and evaluate research procedures; confers with PI to assist in developing plans for research projects and discuss the interpretation of results; collaborates in the preparation of manuscripts for publications and preparation of grant proposals to sponsoring agencies; assists in the preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
  3. Serves as a resource to the clinical research staff, ensuring appropriate procedures, and explains policies and procedures; ensures that research projects are completed according to IRB and federal guidelines.
  4. Responsible for the supervision of other research coordinators within the program regarding productivity, and compliance to all internal and federal regulatory policies. Assists with the development and implementation of internal processes and audits for adherence as needed. May assist in conducting routine audits of multi-institutional clinical trials to insure protocol adherence, accuracy of data entry and good clinical practice in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonization, and may include travel to sites.
  5. 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. Will be responsible for managing multiple clinical studies at once.
  6. Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain standards and improve quality. Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein, to include handling and laboratory processing of patient blood samples.
  7. Coordinates with nursing and other ancillary clinical staff to facilitate the implementation of research protocols and maintain a culture that supports translational research including but not limited to a shared on-call responsibility including potentially responding overnight and occasional weekends and holidays

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree plus 4 years of clinical or research experience with at least 1 year of lead or supervisory experience included.
  • 8 years of relevant education and work experience may substitute for this requirement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree preferred. Financial and Clinical research experience with transfusion medicine or hemostasis studies is preferred.
  • Laboratory experience with hemostasis or immunology is also preferred.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a diverse environment.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to perform ELISA based testing is also preferred.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $60,840 - $77,584 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

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 Specialist - Pediatrics Critical Care - 42036

Job ID: 42036

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular