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).
The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s disease is a multi-departmental component of the Feinberg School of Medicine. We specialize in the clinical care and scientific study of neurological diseases that interfere with cognition and behavior. Areas of emphasis include age-related memory impairments and dementias. Our three interacting missions are to investigate the causes and clinical characteristics of neurodegenerative diseases, to ensure that our patients are the beneficiaries of the latest advances, and to explore the neural foundations of behavior and cognition in health and disease.
This position assists in aspects of the Primary Progressive Aphasia interventional speech-language therapy study, Communication Bridge, in the laboratory of Dr. Emily Rogalski. Primary responsibilities include neuropsychological test administration and scoring, data entry and coding of study visits, overseeing study progress, interfacing with IRB to ensure study compliance, participant recruitment and scheduling, preparing and summarizing data for presentations and publications, training and supervising research assistants and temporary staff or volunteers on the project, and monitoring aspects of the protocol for compliance.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Scores test results.
Conducts screening interviews and reviews medical records.
Codes and manages study data
Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
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.
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.)
Strong attention to detail required.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or related field.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Preferred background in communication and science disorders and interest in field of speech-language pathology.
Prior experience in human subjects’ research.
Prior experience working with persons with cognitive impairments.
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: 39027
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.