Performs social-behavioral, community based research through participation in recruitment, screening, enrollment and follow up of study participants in a large, randomized clinical trial of a mindfulness intervention for depression in a community health center setting. The RA administers clinical interviews and self-report surveys into RedCap at multiple time points for the duration of the study and collects stress biomarker data including blood pressure, heart rate, and dried blood spot samples. The RA is responsible to maintaining study materials including instructor manuals, participant manuals, study newsletters, manuals of operations, and IRB protocols. The RA attends weekly mindfulness sessions and offers support to the session instructor and the group participants. The RA is involved in study meetings with co-investigators and community stakeholders. The RA is also involved in scholarly projects including reviews of the literature, poster presentations and manuscript preparation. 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).
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.
May train other research staff to interview/test participants.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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 NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Comfortable working in a dynamic, community based health center environment.
Self-starter, flexible, able to work both in teams and independent.
Microsoft Office Suite proficient.
Must be willing to give at least a 2-year commitment.
Commitment to health equity.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience/interest in mindfulness.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Familiarity with RedCap.
Experience administering clinical interviews.
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: 39012
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.