Public Health Research Coordinator I - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: La Center, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
Assists investigators as coordinator of a basic to moderately complex public health research study; may be responsible for multiple research studies simultaneously, acting as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community, and study participants; may be responsible for managing and recording all phases of study protocol as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance.
This individual will serve as a valuable role within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology by assisting patients with their unmet social needs in order to prioritize their cancer care. Our mission is to deliver exceptional clinical service to prevent and treat gynecologic cancers with equity, thereby improving lives through research, advocacy and education. The individual will work directly with underserved individuals and their families, engaging in community outreach, providing navigation around the hospital and Siteman Cancer Center, and lending support to patients as they learn about clinical trials. Time will be spent split between two outpatient clinics within the Center for Outpatient Health – one that focuses on cervical cancer prevention, and the other that serves individuals who are at risk or have a gynecologic cancer. The individual will also split time with Radiation Oncology.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Routinely implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; may establish record-keeping systems; makes assessments and determinations of participants’ progress in the study and records progress into database; may analyze, investigate, and report adverse events; may make decisions as when to notify investigator of emergent issues, when to recommend stopping participant inclusion, and/or to make and/or recommend adjustment of the protocol of particular participants; works with investigator and HRPO to resolve IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; may serve as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency.
  • Routinely recruits and enrolls study participants; makes and/or participates in making determinations of eligibility based on diagnostic criteria, medical record review, and/or observations/analysis in participant interviews; develops and prepares informed consent packets for study participants; and confers with participants to explain purpose of study and obtain completed informed consent packets; explains study processes and procedures to address participant/family concerns; administers/scores tests and/or evaluates all assessments to ensure they are completed in a timely manner.
  • Routinely ensures timely completion of all protocol requirements (assessment, testing, procedures and treatments), including scheduling and facilitating the participant’s timely completion of protocol requirements; may evaluate, analyze, and interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data of low complexity in conjunction with investigator as applicable and appropriate; in conjunction with the investigator, may prepare oral or written presentations or reports and analyses setting forth progress trends and/or provide recommendations or conclusions of the same
  • Completes outreach and health fairs.
  • May assist Investigator with grant and manuscript preparations and updates.
  • Routinely collects public health data under public health/community health research protocols including interventions.
  • Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience in public health, epidemiological, behavioral medicine, psychological, sociological, anthropological, clinical, or urban planning research.
  • Willingness to undertake Community Health Worker Certification course and register with the state of Missouri as a Community Health Worker within six months of starting the position.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs and systems.
  • Research enrollment and recruitment.
  • Communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Data management and analytic skills, particularly experience managing or analyzing large data sets.
  • Solid communication organizational and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; prior work or practicum experience, preferably in clinical or public health research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling four years may substitute for this requirement.


Salary Range
$22.33 - $33.53 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.

  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.

  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.

  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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