This Research Study Assistant will support a postpartum patient navigation program, Navigating New Motherhood (NNM). The study seeks to improve health outcomes among low-income women by implementing a barrier focused, long-termed patient-centered intervention that offers support for a defined set of health services.
The role requires an enthusiastic and committed individual with a strong attention to detail and excellent multitasking skills. The RA will conduct a variety of patient and provider surveys, in-depth interviews, and focus groups, and will also be responsible for some administrative tasks. We are looking for an energetic, flexible highly collaborative team player who is willing to take initiative and learn.
The Research Study Assistant 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. This role 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).
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Conducts interviews, focus groups, and surveys.
Scores test results.
Collects focus group and survey data.
Participate in data entry in RedCap and help with maintenance of study database.
Perform qualitative data analysis under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI).
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, patient navigators & 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.
Work closely with the Project Manager on regulatory procedures and ensure that all recruitment records and resulting data sets are managed according to institutional review board procedures.
May process reimbursements for travel expenses.
Monitors & distribute petty cash.
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.)
Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
One year related research experience.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Bilingual Spanish skills preferred.
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: 36532
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.