Department: MED-Emergency Medicine Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Research Project Coordinator manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders. This role monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols. This position assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. The Research Project Coordinator develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. This position may co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. This role ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all 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).
Leads execution & control of biomedical research projects or studies.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Ensures the completion of study activities per protocol including: recruitment, ascertaining pretreatment & eligibility requirements, obtaining informed consent, registering participants with sponsors, interviewing & obtaining medical & social histories, extracting & analyzing data from medical charts and administering/scheduling/scoring tests.
Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.
Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations, & publications.
Ensures information is entered correctly into databases.
Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing & preparing charts, graphs, progress & final reports etc.
Ensures all study documents are associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
Orders/maintains inventory of study supplies
Processes payments and reimbursements for study-related expenses including for research participants per study protocol.
Works with industry representatives to negotiate tentative grant funding.
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 3 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 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience 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.)
Communication skills, attention to detail, time management, empathy, basic medical knowledge, ability to navigate patient charts, ability to follow research protocols, writing skills, basic computer application skills, etc.
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: 36128
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.