Washington University of St. Louis General Medical Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine - General Medical Sciences Division - Professional and Social Issues Lab. The position is located at the Taylor Avenue Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Position assists investigators as a coordinator of basic to moderately complex social science research studies; may be responsible for multiple research studies simultaneously; recruiting study participants; managing study protocols as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance; performing literature reviews; conducting interviews; managing data and performing basic qualitative and quantitative data analysis.


  1. Responsible for the implementation and management of research studies; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; establishes record-keeping systems; monitors participants’ progress in studies.
  2. Recruits and enrolls study participants. Collects participant data via interviews or online surveys, including explaining purpose of the study and obtaining consent.
  3. Meets regularly with investigators to update on study status and determines when to notify investigator of emergent issues; works with investigator and HRPO to resolve any protocol management issues.
  4. Routinely ensures timely completion of study milestones. Schedules and administers data collection procedures such as conducting interviews with study participants and distributing surveys.
  5. Participates in coding qualitative data and performing basic quantitative statistical analysis, and creating tables or summaries, under the supervision of investigators.
  6. May prepare oral and written presentation/reports outlining study updates or preliminary results from qualitative or qualitative data.
  7. Conducts literature reviews and maintains lab Endnote library.
  8. Assists investigators with grant and manuscript preparations.
  9. Support other study or lab activities as needed.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a health or research related field with relevant research experience obtained through practicum or employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiological, behavioral medicine, psychological, sociological, or other social or behavioral research discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct literature reviews, manage and analysis data, code qualitative data, and recruit participants.
  • Ability to think critically, pay attention to detail, organize projects and electronic files, manage time well, and communicate and work well with others in a social science lab environment.
  • Familiarity with statistical software and qualitative coding software or methods.
  • Follows guidelines and procedures for study implementation and provides prompt and accurate support to research studies.
  • Serves and protects the research project(s) by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $17.23 - $21.55 per hour.

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.

Department Summary

This position will support the research activities of the Professional and Social Issues Lab (PSI Lab) of Drs. James DuBois, Alison Antes, Tristan McIntosh, and Jessica Mozersky. The PSI Lab conducts research on issues that affect:

  • patients and family members (such as Alzheimer’s Disease, organ transplantation, and mental health services);
  • researchers (such as lab leadership, data sharing, and training programs); and
  • physicians (such as when to return incidental findings from genetic tests or imaging, how best to obtain informed consent, and how to manage moral distress).

The PSI Lab conducts both qualitative and quantitative research. Accordingly, it seeks a Public Health Research Coordinator to support studies that involve gathering and analyzing data from interviews, focus groups, sample surveys, implementation trials, and educational testing.


  • 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)

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: Public Health Research Coordinator I - General Medical Sciences - 42126

Job ID: 42126

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular