Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Study Assistant 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. This role 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).
As part of a randomized clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, we are delivering a smartphone intervention, LiveWell, for use by individuals with bipolar disorder. The application provides access to standard psychosocial lessons for the management of bipolar disorder and collects self-report data allowing immediate feedback to participants about their risk and symptom status via the phone. The system also provides updates to psychiatrists via email and a secure web portal.
The LiveWell system is embedded within a chronic care model that emphasizes patient self-management, increases patient-provider communication, and informs provider intervention. The project aims to increase the availability and effectiveness of psychosocial intervention to reduce symptoms and prevent relapse in bipolar patients.
The Research Study Assistant will primarily be involved with study recruitment and the administration of study assessments.
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Assists with updating and maintaining IRB protocols
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications &/or documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
May process reimbursements for travel expenses.
Monitors & distribute petty cash.
Processes invoices &/or purchase requisitions.
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites.
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.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Personable with excellent communication skills.
Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
Highly capable of carefully maintaining records for large data sets.
Consistently displays accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
Highly dependable in performing duties and responsibilities.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Previous experience collecting clinical data from research participants.
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: 35630
About Northwestern University
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