Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Study Coordinator coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. 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). Dr. Stewart Shankman is seeking a research study assistant/lab coordinator for his new lab at Northwestern University to assist on a newly-funded NIMH R01 study as well as ongoing NIH funded studies. Research in the lab examines the basic mechanisms and risk factors underlying mood and anxiety disorders, and aims to contribute to more effective prevention and treatment interventions. Specifically, we conduct multi-method research investigating behavioral, physiological, neural, and genetic aspects of reward and threat processing in individuals with mental illness.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Conducts formal assessments with participants, including diagnostic interviews and neuropsychological testing
Conducts experiments which will involve collecting electrophysiological and neuroimaging data, running experimental tasks and data acquisition software, and session setup and cleanup
May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to interview/test participants.
May act as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
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 and 2 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong Writing Skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
Excellent organizational skills.
Highly motivated and ability to work independently.
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, neurscience or a related field.
2+ years experience in psychological research.
Completion of an independent research project.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with R, Excel, SPSS, and/or brain vision analyzer.
Experience writing using APA format.
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: 35626
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.