Washington University of St. Louis Neurology 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. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Coordinates clinical research studies in sleep medicine including collection and scoring of sleep studies (polysomnograms).


  1. Recruit study participants and coordinate study visits involving multiple sites/staff. Ensure timely completion of all protocol activities for each participant.
  2. Perform visits with study participants to explain study, screen for eligibility, and obtain informed consent.
  3. Establish record-keeping systems, prepare study packets, and collect data from study participants’ medical records, interviews, questionnaires, and diagnostic tests. Enter data into electronic databases. Ensure secure storage (electronic and physical) of all study materials.
  4. Under supervision, prepare study packets, information, reports, and documentation as necessary, including IRB protocol submissions and revisions.
  5. Download positive airway pressure machine data, generate reports, and change settings on machines as directed by study protocol. Perform fittings of PAP masks on participants, and instruct participants in PAP machine usage/care.
  6. Perform polysomnogram or ambulatory sleep/activity recordings, including explaining procedures to participants, applying all electrodes/signals appropriately, troubleshooting, monitoring to ensure quality recording, removal of all electrodes/signals, and downloading of data.
  7. Scoring of polysomnograms and ambulatory monitors including sleep/wake stages and clinical events using standard scoring rules. Perform basic data analysis and generate appropriate reports.

Required Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • CPR certification is required and may be obtained within 6 months of employment.
  • Successful completion of ASTEP or equivalent sleep technology program associated with a state licensed or nationally accredited educational facility OR minimum of six months experience as sleep trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies OR holds Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) credential or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, certification in clinical research coordination, and/or experience in clinical research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient with computer software, polysomnographic equipment, ambulatory monitors, positive airway pressure machines, and other sleep-related technology.
  • Comply with HIPAA, BRPT standards of conduct, and all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards regarding participant safety and infection control.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $18.45 - $23.06 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.


  • 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: Polysomnographic Technician - Neurology - 41892

Job ID: 41892

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular