Coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in multiple moderately complex concurrent social-behavioral research study(ies) involving multiple sites & longitudinal assessments related to anxiety and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders. She will also develop a system for vetting community-based child-services. In this role she may collect data from community advisory boards and/or collect survey data from database users.
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).
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.
Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.
Monitors & maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for studies.
Designs & constructs experimental stimuli.
Performs physical function assessment.
Manages study databases which may include ensuring that data is collected, entered, and shared correctly.
Reviews & analyzes data.
Creates computer models, graphs, reports & summaries for use in publications, professional journals, & grant applications.
Writes portions of grant applications.
Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.
Researches & obtains funding.
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.
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.
A bachelor's degree in a social or health science + 4 years experience; or 6 years practical research study experience or related; or a master's degree in a social or health science + 2 years experience is required.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Proficient use of SPSS or R
Prior experience working within a child welfare system
Experience working with large datasets
Strong writing skills and the ability to present data to a variety of different stakeholders
Must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a team
Prior research coordination experience
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Master’s degree in psychology, education or related field
2 or more years working in a research setting
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: 39288
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.