Department: MED-Medical Social Sciences Salary/Grade: EXS/5
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).
In the context of the research studies, this person will conduct recruitment, data collection (including interviewing), and participate in analysis and reporting of qualitative data for studies that require recruitment from NMH clinics and patient registries. The coordinator will monitor study performance, help to establish recruitment procedures at different sites, obtain informed consent, complete study interviews in person or via phone, and conduct data entry and management. The coordinator will assist with writing, submission & administration of reports, scientific papers & presentations, grants and other documentation as needed, and may co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication.
The studies that this position will be supporting are a subset of a larger set of activities associated with “HealthMeasures,” an outcomes assessment research, education and distribution unit within the department. The person in this position will be part of the group that supports the HealthMeasures operations.
Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures
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.
Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: (Education and experience)
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.)
Excellent interpersonal communication skills—both verbal and written.
Experience with data collection (e.g., semi-structured interviews, focus groups, conducting surveys).
Experience with data entry and management.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
General computer competencies.
Ability and willingness to perform qualitative analysis (coding) using a qualitative data analysis program.
Plans, organizes, schedules in a productive and efficient manner.
Exceptional time management, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
Self-motivated and able to (re)prioritize tasks throughout the workday.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment to successfully meet study specific objectives.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Institutional Review Board submission experience.
Experience collecting data from human subjects.
Experience recruiting and obtaining informed consent form research study participants.
Experience with qualitative research and data analysis.
Experience analyzing qualitative data using Microsoft Word, Excel, Atlas.ti, NVivo, or Dedoose.
Experience with grant, manuscript and/or report writing.
Experience working with regulatory or sponsor agencies.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Good writing skills (publications).
Knowledge of social science or qualitative research methods.
Coordination and team management abilities.
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: 37239
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