Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (Kepecs Lab)


Position 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

  • Primary liaison to PI in developing plans for research projects and discussing the interpretation of results; collaborates in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and preparation of grant proposals to sponsoring agencies; assists in the preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
  • Responsible for 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.
  • Designs, 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.
  • Provides guidance to members of research team in the implementation and evaluation of clinical research; trains new staff; may serve as lead or as point of reference for other research coordinators for questions, staff scheduling, feedback on performance.
  • 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 conclusion of the same.
  • Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field: Psychology/Neuroscience/Biology or a technical field such as Math, Computer Science, or Engineering.
  • 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.
  • Psychophysics:  Any experience designing or running human psychophysics experiments would be a major advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with technical writing.

Required qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of clinical research experience with some level of lead or supervisory experience required; master’s degree or a combination of work and education equaling seven years may substitute for this requirement.