Department: MED-Preventive Medicine Salary/Grade: NEX/9
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. 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).
The Research Study Assistant performs recruitment for an ongoing research study under the direction of the Project Manager and PI. Set appointment days/times with participants via phone calls, text messaging, email exchanges, and via a web-based appointment scheduling system. In addition, recruitment will occur in –person at various sites, throughout the Chicagoland area, and West and North suburbs of Chicago. Some evening and or weekend work may likely be required.
**PLEASE NOTE: This position will be based at one of the following locations (candidates will be expected to occasionally travel to other locations as need): Chicago, IL ;Geneva, IL; Grayslake, IL. Working hours may vary to include evenings and occasional weekends.
Recruits study participants
Reviews & obtains informed consent
Performs blood drawing and processing, physical measures, questionnaire administration, urine collection, etc.
Schedules study visits with participants
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow
Participates in study meetings
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
Prepares the charts for the participant visits, sets up and cleans the exam rooms before and after the visits, enters data as needed, performs data and equipment quality control checks, etc.
May process reimbursements for travel expenses
Monitors & distribute petty cash
Processes invoices &/or purchase requisitions
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites
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 Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience performing health assessments
Experience with physical activity monitors
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Selected candidate will enjoy heavy phone and computer work and have the ability to deal with people from all cultures and socio-economic levels in a friendly manner
Willingness to pitch in and help the study team members wherever help is required is a necessity
Must have an engaging, energetic personality and be able to transmit excitement and passion for the project to potential participants
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: 37723
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.