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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology - Dementia and Aging. The position is located at 4488 Forest Park Avenue. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) I will be responsible for the operations of clinical studies affiliated with the Knight ADRC, including the Longitudinal Early Onset Alzheimer Disease Study (LEADS). The CRC works closely with site PIs of this and related studies to support patient/participant recruitment, consent, enrollment and evaluation; coordinate complex clinical, neuroimaging and biofluid sampling procedures; maintain approval with relevant Institutional Review Boards (IRB); and submit specimens and data to parent studies and managing clinical trials agencies as required. LEADS activities will be central to this CRC role; although the CRC will support additional dementia research initiatives, providing ample opportunities to develop translatable skills in memory and aging research.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participant recruitment, consent and enrollment.
Review study goals and procedures with interested participants.
Determine participant eligibility for study screening (pre-screening).
Maintain documentation concerning participant eligibility / ineligibility consistent with good clinical practices, and as required by study protocols.
Communicate with the Study PI to ensure that recruitment goals are met.
Review consent documents with eligible participants (and study partners); answer relevant questions; assess participant ability to provide consent; when appropriate, obtain informed consent from participants (and study partners) for study enrollment.
Maintain consent documentation; update as necessary.
Schedule and supervise clinical, neuroimaging and biomarker assessments, and other study procedures.
Schedule and conduct baseline participant assessments within the appropriate clinical research setting. This includes administration of study questionnaires and coordination/documentation of participant vitals and laboratory tests / measures.
Schedule clinical research evaluations of participants, working with Knight ADRC Memory and Aging Project personnel.
Schedule and supervise neuroimaging visits and arrange for receipt of PET tracers as appropriate, working with the Center for Clinical Imaging Research.
Schedule and supervise research lumbar punctures, working with Knight ADRC Biomarker Core.
Administer standardized research tests / cognitive screening measures
Complete required training / evaluations to ensure proficiency and reliability in administration of standardized measures.
Administer research testing at standard intervals.
Record data and relay findings to study PI and participants (when appropriate).
Study data entry / submission to parent study and monitoring agencies
Maintain all study-related data, including regular updating / uploading of data to electronic data capture site(s).
Regularly submit biospecimens (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) to parent study.
Respond to monitor queries in timely fashion.
Document study progress; maintain regulatory documentation
Maintain HRPO approvals.
Rigorous maintenance of all study documentation in accordance with good clinical practice.
Manage study expenditures
Track expenditures and sponsor payments.
Generate invoices required to obtain remuneration for study procedures
Issue requests for participant reimbursements as appropriate.
Coordinate Study Monitor site visits and attend study-specific meetings, locally and nationally
Perform other duties related to conduct of clinical research in memory and aging
The primary duties identified are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.� They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.� Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred.
A combination of relevant work and education equaling 4 years may substitute for this requirement.
Good Clinical Practices training.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with ability to work independently while maintaining respect for the importance of strict protocol adherence.
Ability to manage multiple assignments.
Willing to learn and apply effective communication strategies to interact with persons with dementia, and demonstrate appreciation for participant engagement within clinical research.
Consistent with its academic mission and standards, the Washington University School of Medicine is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. As a community of faculty, staff and students engaged in research, patient care, scholarship, teaching and learning, the School of Medicine fosters an environment that is diverse, humane, and welcoming. Efforts are made to provide a supportive environment in which people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures may encounter each other in a spirit of cooperation, openness, and mutual respect. Experience working in culturally diverse environments is highly preferred. Candidates must be committed to the School’s goal of advancing inclusive excellence and be prepared to explain how they have been and/or will be involved in advancing this goal within the WUSM.
Working knowledge of basic computer functions for documentation, communication, and retrieval of information.
Prior experience in the administration / scoring of clinical research tests would be considered an asset, but is not required (specific training will be provided).
The hiring range for this position is $43,326 - $54,205 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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