Department: Inst Sexual Gen Minority Hlth Salary/Grade: EXS/5
Research Project Coordinator manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols. Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. Develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. 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).
Program Description: The Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH; http://www.isgmh.northwestern.edu) is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities It currently has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. It is directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski.
Project Description: We are conducting a mixed-methods research study that aims to characterize racial disparities in pre-exposure prophylaxsis (PrEP) adherence and patterns of use in young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YMSM). In Phase I of the project, we will conduct a daily diary study of PrEP users to describe PrEP adherence, dosing strategies and usage patterns. In Phase II, we will conduct in-depth interviews with a subset YMSM PrEP users in the diary study who exhibited varying patterns of use to characterize YMSM perspectives on these issues.
This is a term position ending on 3/31/2022. Opportunity for renewal will be based on performance and available funding.
Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures
Develops new &/or revised research methodologies.
Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications.
Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions.
Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
Manages lab/study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
Distributes intra-departmental charges.
Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes & arrange for demos of large equipment.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to & supervises 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 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.)
Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication, including willingness to ask questions when clarification or amplification is required.
Good time management skills; efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, good follow-through; ability to work without supervision.
Ability to receive and benefit from feedback; willingness to expand skill set and improve.
Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Knowledge of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment.
Experience working in public health and/or medical research.
Experience with qualitative research and/or interviewing.
Experiencing supervising research assistants and interns.
Experience with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
Experience working with LGBTQ and/or marginalized populations.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ability to write scientifically for dissemination of findings.
Familiarity with data management software, including REDCap.
Knowledge of LGBTQ issues.
Knowledge of racial disparities in health and related issues.
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: 36682
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