Department: MED-Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The newly created Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, housed within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), is seeking a Research Project Coordinator. The Research Project Coordinator will support a program of research focused on advancing the implementation of an effective behavioral treatment called contingency management, which requires managing relationships with opioid treatment program staff, co-investigators from other institutions, data and safety monitoring board members, and the sponsor. In addition, this position will help to onboard and train two new Research Assistants. This position will develop grant and administrative procedures, while also leading the preparation of data safety monitoring board reports, annual research progress reports, management of the project’s data collection infrastructure and development of research protocols in accordance with pre-specified scientific objectives.
Manages daily operations of a social-behavioral research study involving a multidisciplinary team of colleagues, sponsors and other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes and reviews results, and supervises development and implementation of new protocols. Assigns work and supervises study staff and reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols and procedures are quality controlled and functioning up to standards. Develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. May co-author scientific papers for presentation and publication. 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).
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.
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.)
Ability to set goals for self and members of a multi-disciplinary team to manage both short- and long-term responsibilities
Flexibility to adapt to changing work conditions
Excellent organizational and time management skills with keen attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written
Proven track record of developing project management systems and using project management software (such as Filemaker, google suite, and/or Microsoft teams)
Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or public health with applied experience in clinical research preferred
Experience with grant funding and IRB procedures
Direct experience working on clinical research studies and supervising research staff
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge of experimental research methodology and clinical research procedures.
Ability to use and navigate computer applications such as videoconference software (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams), reference management software (e.g., Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley), data management software (e.g., Redcap, Qualtrics), and project management software (e.g., Filemaker).
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