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


Under the supervision of DIAN’s Deputy Director and Associate Clinical Core leader, the position assists investigators as coordinator of a complex clinical research study; may be responsible for multiple research studies simultaneously, acting as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community and the study participants; responsible for managing and recording all phases of study protocol as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance.


  1. Communicates directly with study participants and their families via phone and email to provide support and education about the impact of autosomal dominant Alzheimer disease (ADAD), answer questions, troubleshoot and gather useful feedback. Refers study participants and their families to community resources (e.g., counseling, respite/child/eldercare) in order to meet their needs and ease the study burden, allowing them to complete study procedures per protocol. Explains the genetic basis of ADAD and describes the purpose/process of genetic counseling. Focuses on the importance/impact of the participant’s role in the study of this rare population, and appreciates the rigorous study requirements. Liaises with study coordinators at 8 US clinical centers to identify local resources and discuss/coordinate specific cases as appropriate.
  2. Maintains familiarity with the study protocol and consent form; ensures compliance with requirements of regulatory agencies; submits protocol amendment and renewal paperwork to the IRB; resolves regulatory issues and tracks all submission and approval documents.
  3. Writes and implements standard operating procedures for this position; develops tools for tracking metrics; tracks, evaluates and interprets metrics in conjunction with PI as appropriate. Modifies tools and SOPs as necessary.
  4. Reviews journals, abstracts and scientific literature to stay abreast of new developments. Prepares oral or written presentations or reports and analyses setting forth progress trends and provides recommendations or conclusions.
  5. Participates in annual conferences for families with the mutation, and other meetings as necessary.
  6. Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years of clinical research experience; a combination of relevant work and education equaling 6 years may substitute for this requirement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work, or relevant field.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity about the needs and issues of diverse populations.
  • Experience with dementia patients and their families.
  • Fluent in English; Bi-lingual Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Experience with multicenter studies and the importance of ensuring uniform assessments across centers.
  • Ability to become familiar with the genetics of Alzheimer disease and remain sensitive to the concerns of individuals facing the risk or certainty of developing a debilitating genetic disorder, particularly at a young age.
  • Willing to obtain Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) certification and complete training in administration of psychometric assessments.
  • Willing to observe clinicians and psychometric raters to understand the breadth and depth of the assessments study participants are asked to complete.
  • Willing to obtain HIPAA certification.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects with working knowledge of database management, spreadsheet and statistical analysis software.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $47,195 - $58,989 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.


  • 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: Clinical Research Coordinator II - Neurology - 40604

Job ID: 40604

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular