Manages the day-today operation of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a 25-year longitudinal study examining the health needs and outcomes of former juvenile detainees, and Next Generation, an intergenerational component examining outcomes and predictors of resilience in their children. Directs and supervises the interview set-up, interview, (phone, field and institutional interviews), participant retention, participant locating, and incoming data coordination operations for the Northwestern Juvenile Project. Promotes culturally sensitive project operations and strong participation rates. Identifies & secures needed resources; creates, implements, monitors, & updates project plans; facilitates meetings with appropriate parties; tracks tasks/deliverables to ensure timelines, milestones &/or goals are attained; monitors & reports progress as appropriate; & resolves or escalates issues in a timely manner. 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).
Provides complex scientific & technical leadership in determining research priorities & the plan, design & execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meet specified objectives.
Plans, develops & implements new processes & protocols to support research studies & maximize/extend study capabilities.
Oversees completion of study activities per protocol.
Ensures that study protocols are in compliance with appropriate rules & regulations & reviews study progress and recommends revisions, amendments, and/or other study changes as necessary to better meet needs of sponsors.
Obtains and disburses payments to field staff or participants; reconciles accounts monthly.
Conducts periodic interviews of participants.
Analyzes, evaluates & interprets data to determine relevance to research.
Assists PI in developing methods to analyze & report data based upon study requirements.
Creates data for use in grant submission & develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Acts as liaison between collaborating 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.
Works with Office Manager to negotiate prices & specifications with vendors.
Works with Office Manager to purchase supplies, materials, equipment & services.
Ensures the safety of field staff who interview and track participants in all Chicago neighborhoods [currently, during the pandemic, interviews are conducted by telephone, but we hope to be back in the field as soon as can be done safely]
Trains, directs, and assigns duties to interviewers and project liaisons.
Leads Liaison and Field Team meetings; Attends Measurement and Data Team meetings
Reviews interview and tracking cases to ensure efforts are appropriate, efficient and culturally-sensitive
Conducts reliability tests of field interviewers
Acts as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
Coordinates and supervises volunteers.
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 5 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 3 years' 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.)
Master's level clinical training, familiarity with Chicago neighborhoods and challenges facing high risk youth and adults, excellent organizational skills, data management skills, supervisory and motivational skills
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Master's level clinical training, 3-5 years research experience, at least 3, supervisory, Field experience.
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: 39340
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.