Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Preventive Medicine Salary/Grade: NEX/9
Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. 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).
Performs height, weight, body mass, blood pressure, lung function testing, hearing and physical function testing, questionnaire administration, and all other aspects of participant research study visits.
**Please note:The work schedule will be variable and may likely include some or regular Saturday work. If Saturday work is required, a day off during the week will be provided.
Recruits study participants.
Assists with recruitment efforts as needed.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Performs all aspects of research participants’ visits, including height, weight, blood pressure, lung function testing, physical function and hearing testing, questionnaire administration, blood drawing and processing.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Enters all data into multiple databases, spreadsheets, and calendars.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
Participate in study meetings.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Responsible for other duties such as preparing charts for the participant visits, setting up and cleaning the exam rooms before and after the visits, entering data as needed, performing data and equipment quality control checks, etc.
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 Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Selected candidate will have the ability to deal with people from all cultures and socio-economic levels in a friendly manner.
Willingness to pitch in and help the study team members wherever help is required is a necessity.
2 years of practical research study or related experience is required.
Phlebotomy experience is preferred. If no previous experience, willingness to learn phlebotomy, if needed, is a strong plus.
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: 39951
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.