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).
This role assists with a NIH-funded research project to design and test a mobile intervention that addresses obesity and binge eating. The Research Study Assistant focuses on assisting with applying user-centered design approaches to design the intervention, conducting usability testing with adults with obesity and binge eating, and testing intervention components among individuals with obesity and binge eating.
Please Note: This individual will have a private cubical work area within the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies in the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
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.
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.
May train other research staff to interview/test participants.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:(Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances)
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 NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Basic understanding of psychological/socio-behavioral research.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience conducting psychological research, research on using technologies for behavior change, and/or research on eating disorders and obesity.
A bachelor's degree in a social or health science + no experience or 2 years practical research study or related experience.
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: 35658
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