Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: ISGMH - Inst Sex Gen Min Hlth Salary/Grade: NEX/11
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). This is a 1-year term appointment with opportunity for renewal based on performance and available funding.
Program Description: The Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH; http://www.isgmh.northwestern.edu) is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities. It currently has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. It is directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski.
Project Description: The Research Study Coordinator would assist with two projects. The first project (the Bi+ Youth Project) involves adapting a sexual health promotion program to meet the unique needs of bisexual male youth ages 14-17 and then conducting a pilot test of the adapted program to examine its feasibility and acceptability. The second project (FAB400) is a longitudinal cohort study focused on understanding the development of healthy and unhealthy relationships in a sample of approximately 500 sexual and gender minority individuals assigned female at birth. Participants complete surveys every 6 months for 2.5 years and a subset of participants also complete qualitative interviews
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
Writes portions of grant applications & co-author scientific papers.
Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
Coordinates reimbursements for expert panel travel, consultant pay, additional gift card orders, etc. & ensure costs remain within allotted grant budget.
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.)
Effective time management skills.
Efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication.
Ability to work in a team.
Ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, and good follow-through.
Knowledge of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment.
Experience working with LGBT people and/or youth.
Experience working in public health, psychology, and/or medical research.
Experience analyzing quantitative data.
Experience coding and analyzing qualitative data.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ability to work with minimum supervision and guidance.
Ability to receive and benefit from feedback; willingness to expand skill set and improve.
Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
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: 38645
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.