Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Medical Social Sciences Salary/Grade: NEX/13
Coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in a single complex, large, nationwide or multiple moderately complex concurrent biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) involving multiple sites& /or longitudinal assessments/ interventions. Ensures that all activities are completed 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).
Please note: Supervisor provides objectives, deadlines and specific instructions only for new, difficult, and/or unusual work. Work is reviewed upon completion and only occasionally to verify technical accuracy and compliance with practice, policy, and procedures. EE informs supervisor of on-going progress and/or potentially controversial matters.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research studies.
Reviews project & protocol & recommends strategies to expedite study.
Recruits & retains participants.
Obtains informed consent.
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Collects, compiles, tabulates &/or process responses.
Monitors & maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for studies.
Manages study databases which may include ensuring that data is collected & entered correctly.
Reviews & analyzes data.
Creates computer models, graphs, reports & summaries for use in publications, professional journals, & grant applications.
Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.
Creates & maintains study manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures.
Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise research staff, students, residents &/or fellows.
Acts 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 4 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 and 2 years' research study or other relevant 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 project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication, including willingness to ask questions when clarification or amplification is required.
Demonstrated ability manage the recruitment of participant into research using social media platforms.
Good time management skills; efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, good follow-through; ability to work without supervision.
Ability to receive and benefit from feedback; willingness to expand skill set and improve.
Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Knowledge of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment.
Experience working in public health and/or medical research.
Direct clinical experience working with groups, individuals or couples.
Experience working with community-based organizations.
Experiencing supervising research assistants and interns.
Experience working with LGBTQ and/or marginalized populations.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ability to write scientifically for dissemination of findings.
Familiarity with data management software, including REDCap.
Knowledge of LGBTQ issues.
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: 37763
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.