Department: MED-Center for Community Health Salary/Grade: EXS/5
This position will be housed in the Center for Community Health (CCH) which provides a home for a diverse array of academic investigators, community partners, and staff members, who are all dedicated to promoting health through the conduct and dissemination of community-engaged research. As a center with a presence in the both the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), CCH provides community and stakeholder engagement infrastructure across the research spectrum.
This project will be conducted with the Mothers and Babies (MB) Team in the Center for Community Health. Mothers and Babies is a cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention that aims to prevent postpartum depression among predominately low-income racial/ethnic minority women. This project focuses on promoting the scaling/replication of the intervention across the United States and conducting a rigorous evaluation of those scaling efforts. Specifically, this project will:
Develop new and enhanced training and technical assistance resources that support health and human service programs as they: (a) implement and (b) move toward sustainment of MB
Expand our capacity to evaluate MB implementation and impact and disseminate results to stakeholders to support effective implementation and sustainment among health and human service programs across the country
The Evaluation and Implementation Coordinator activities:
The Coordinator will ensure all home visiting programs complete the new Readiness Assessment.
Systematic collection of organizational readiness data to help guide intervention planning and implementation.
The Coordinator and Research Assistant will oversee collection and analysis of our post-training and MB Implementation surveys.
The Coordinator will work closely with home visiting programs to develop an evaluation plan prior to training, provide ongoing guidance once implementation begins, facilitate the data sharing agreements, transfers of de-identified datasets, and data analysis needed for robust large-scale implementation effectiveness evaluation.
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).
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.
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.
Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
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.
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 interpersonal and communication skills, in-person and via phone/web.
Exceptional organizational skills, time management efficiency, and personal accountability.
Experience with program evaluation and program implementation.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software and accurate data entry.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Education in a field relevant to public health, women’s health, social work or psychology.
Experience in outreach activities with at-risk populations and the programs that serve them, particularly in community settings.
Experience in the field of implementation science or program evaluation.
Experience with overseeing evaluation, developing implementation resources, and improving program infrastructure.
Experience conducting human subjects’ research.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with REDCap and database management.
Background in perinatal mental health.
Knowledge of large scale evaluation, development of implementation resources, and improving program infrastructure.
Experience with scientific writing (e.g., journal articles, conference abstracts).
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: 38948
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.