The Simon Research Lab and the Center for Health Equity Transformation within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology seek a full-time Research Study Assistant to join a dynamic and fast-paced research environment. The Research Assistant will support a broad portfolio of research and health equity programs, including community-engaged research initiatives, student education programs, community and campus events, and more. Responsibilities include performing 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).
This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, curious, and analytically minded individual who seeks to join an energetic and productive research team. The Simon Research Lab and the Center for Health Equity Transformation are dedicated to promoting health and health care equity. For more information about the Simon Research Lab, please visit http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/simon/. For more information about the Center for Health Equity Transformation, please visit https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/chet/.
**Please note: Supervisor provides objectives, detailed deadlines and general instructions. Work is reviewed for technical accuracy and compliance with instructions, practice, policy and procedures. EE meets frequently with supervisor to obtain instructions regarding general phases of work and in some cases as to specific details.
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
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.
Monitors & distribute petty cash.
Processes invoices &/or purchase requisitions.
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites.
May train other research staff to interview/test participants.
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.)
Health sciences research experience and ability to strategize, think operationally, organize, and implement research programs
Excellent problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
Excellent writing skills
Excellent listening, communication, and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
Foundation in research methodology
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of health information
Track record in working successfully in diverse range of ethnic, cultural, and economic communities
Proven ability to work in teams and foster collaborative environments
Strong personal initiative and ability to work independently
Interest in and commitment to improving immigrant health
High degree of professionalism
A master's degree in health science, social science, or education
Experience working in or volunteering in Chicago immigrant communities
Experience working on large collaborative projects and/or with teams that span multiple sites
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish or any additional languages
Health education experience and/or interest in developing health education materials
Strong ability to multitask
Strong understanding of Social Determinants of Health framework
Humility and the desire to learn
Familiarity with the Chicago communities and community resources
Ability to work independently
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