Clinical Research Coordinator II (Kepecs Lab)


Job profile summary

The Kepecs Lab is seeking a clinical research coordinator to help us establish our new computational psychiatry program. We are developing an exciting, neuroscientifically motivated approach to quantitative diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. As a part of our fast-moving, dynamic research environment you will have the potential to help us improve our understanding and treatment of human mental health. 

The goal of this position is to help the Kepecs laboratory establish, run, and perform data analysis of computational psychiatry studies in large-scale online or patient cohorts. To achieve this goal the candidate will interface with clinicians at WashU, collaborate with ongoing clinical trials, and manage online recruiting and data analysis.

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Primary duties & responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Coordinates the development of forms, questionnaires, and the application of research techniques; assists in writing instructional procedure manuals for study progress, data collection, and coding; reviews journals, abstracts, and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous studies to aid in the planning of new studies.
  • Routinely implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; establishes record-keeping systems; makes assessments and determinations of participants’ progress in the study; analyzes, investigates, and reports adverse events; makes decisions as when to notify physicians of issues, when to stop participant inclusion, and/or to make and/or recommend adjustment of the protocol of particular participants; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency.
  • Evaluates and interprets collected clinical data in conjunction with PI as appropriate; prepares oral or written presentations or reports and analyses setting forth progress trends and provides recommendations or conclusions of the same.
  • Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.

Preferred qualifications

  • Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects.
  • Working knowledge of database management, spreadsheet, and statistical analysis software. 
  • Computational skills: Some familiarity with machine learning preferred but not required.
  • Psychophysics: Any experience designing or running human psychophysics experiments is not required but would be a major advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field: Psychology/Neuroscience/Biology or a technical field such as Math, Computer Science, or Engineering.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with technical writing.