Department: Institute for Policy Research Salary/Grade: NEX/13
This role coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in a single complex, large, nationwide or multiple moderately complex concurrent biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) involving multiple sites& /or longitudinal assessments/ interventions. The Senior Research Study Coordinator 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).
The Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative (N3) is looking for Senior Research Study Coordinator. N3 is an incubator for new ways that faculty, experts, and students at Northwestern can engage communities, civic partners, and policy makers to address core problems facing the residents of urban communities. Our projects commonly consider how the social relationships among networks, geographic communities, and the constellation of groups, organizations, and civic partners affect what we feel, think, and do.
The Sr. Research Study Coordinator will work closely with the Research Project Manager to support evaluations of new initiatives in violence prevention, public safety, and policing. Responsibilities include: conducting observations, interviews, or focus groups; taking ethnographic field notes; coding qualitative and quantitative data; conducting literature reviews; developing project materials and assisting in other administrative tasks.
This is a term position with an end date of 12/31/2020, with opportunity for renewal based on performance and available funding.
Please Note: The Senior Research Study Coordinator position requires travel to site visits and meetings with participants and partners located throughout the greater Chicago area. They will spend a portion of their work week at these remote sites and a portion of the work week at the Institute for Policy Research offices in Evanston.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
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 survey data and responses.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Reviews & analyzes data.
Writes portions of grant applications.
Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.
Creates & maintains study manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures.
Updates and maintains website, twitter, and other communication platforms for projects
May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
Obtains sales quotes for lab equipment & supplies.
Maintains & reconciles expenditures & balances in regard to research accounts & budgets.
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.
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 4 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 and 2 years' research study or other relevant 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.)
Strong analytic, writing, and communication skills;
The ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors;
An aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; and interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families.
Able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
1-3 years relevant work or research experience.
Individuals with relevant lived experiences are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Preferred if applicants have their own car or other mode of transportation to/from the school.
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: 35801
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.