This position coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. The Research Study Coordinator 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).
This is a Research Study Coordinator position for an NIH-funded clinical smoking cessation trial for people with major depressive disorder. The study involves two different behavioral therapy protocols and a cessation medication regimen.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
Writes portions of grant applications & co-author scientific papers.
Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
Manages day-to-day project operational functions.
May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
Coordinates reimbursements for expert panel travel, consultant pay, additional gift card orders, etc. & ensure costs remain within allotted grant budget.
May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to interview/test participants.
May act 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 2 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.
Must complete Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Communicates effectively one-to-one and in small groups.
Plans, organizes, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Access.
Exhibits an especially strong attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
A Master’s degree in public health, or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Previous work experience in a clinical research environment.
Database management experience.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge of evidence-based smoking cessation and depression treatment techniques
Knowledge or experience working with individuals with major depressive disorder
Knowledge of varenicline and other FDA-approved smoking cessation medications
Excellent, effective time management skills
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
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.
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