Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
In addition, this position will likely conduct in-home visits with study participants to prepare them for nighttime sleep studies. Will also be responsible for recruitment of participants via phone calls, mailings or community events for a new research study.
Please note: This position will work afternoons and evenings. The exact schedule will be determined with the selected candidate. Supervisor provides objectives, detailed deadlines and general instructions. Work is reviewed for technical accuracy and compliance with instructions, practice, policy and procedures. EE meets frequently with supervisor to obtain instructions regarding general phases of work and in some cases as to specific details.
Recruits study participants.
Recruitment will be conducted in the afternoon and evenings hours via phone calls, mailings, and in-person community events.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
In conjunction with another staff member, perform the in-home set-up needed for sleep study testing.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
Participate in study meetings.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Responsible for other duties such as preparing charts for the participant visits, setting up and cleaning the exam rooms before and after the visits, entering data as needed, performing data and equipment quality control checks, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Must complete Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Must be bilingual, English and Spanish, in written and verbal formats.
Valid US driver’s license required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Selected candidate will have the ability to deal with elderly people from all cultures and socio-economic levels in a friendly manner.
Willingness to pitch in and help the study team members wherever help is required.
2 years of practical research study or related experience is required.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35604
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.