Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Education & Social Policy Salary/Grade: NEX/11
The part-time (50%) Research Study Coordinator supports the research and administrative activities for a set of research projects concerning critical issues facing urban schools. The Research Study Coordinator one of the main contacts for the projects and, under direction, is responsible for the project's organizational and administrative operations. The Research Study Coordinator also participates in data collection and analysis, as appropriate. May require travel to research sites in Chicago and other cities.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Coordinates and runs one program in partnership with a community organization or school within the Chicagoland area. This includes coordinating with the appropriate organization, recruiting facilitators, setting up the research relationship and leading the program.
Conduct research on one or more of the programs directed by tiilt. Research output should be of sufficient quality for publication in a journal or conference.
Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
Maintains and develops familiarity with the core fabrication technology that resides within the tiilt laboratory space. This also include maintaining an inventory of supplies, and a collection of resources that can help new users quickly gain skills needed to utilize the machines. Finally, it includes creating demonstration materials and/or projects that can be displayed for students or visitors.
Monitors tiilt social media presence by creating posts that publicize tiilt work, upcoming projects and recently discussed articles. Maintains image and video library.
Maintains the organization of the laboratory, and develops structures and/or systems that allow the lab to keep the space well-organized.
Assists students enrolled in tiilt related courses with utilizing digital fabrication equipment, as needed for the specific courses.
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.)
Attention to Detail: Consisrently displays accuracy and attention to detail
Computer Proficiency: Successfully uses multiple software programs independently. Software may include Microsoft Office, applications such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access, email, web browsers, and Peoplesoft.
Communication-Oral and Written: Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Dependability: Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates demands pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
Efficiency: Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates demands pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
Multi-Tasking: Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Organization: Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and or resources.
Problem Solving: Formulates realistic plans and contingencies and establishes appropriate measurements of anticipated results.
3+ years experience in a comparable administrative, research or project coordinator position Proficient with Adobe Connect, Google Docs, and conference call sites
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: 37311
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.