Manages all activities associated with biomedical &/or social-behavioral research studies considered very complex by the inclusion of several of the following: multiple investigators, teams, sites, sub-contracts, participants, longitudinal assessments/ interventions; &/or multi-million dollar budgets. Ensures completion of contract requirements & client specifications. Oversees day-to-day operations including identifying & securing needed resources. Creates, implement, 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. Co-authors 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).
Reconciliation,Budgeting, Collaborate and teamwork, Organizational skills, Write Proposals and Project Charters.
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.
Analyzes, evaluates & interprets data to determine relevance to research.
Assists PI in developing statistical methods & models to analyze & report data based upon study requirements. Prepares results & may co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc.
Creates data for use in grant submission & develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Acts as liaison 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.
Analysis & Reporting
Creates &/or manages research study budget which may include deciding on & approving expenditures of funds based on budget.
Invoices study sponsors for study tests/procedures.
Coordinates & participates in budgetary negotiations with industry sponsors.
Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate combination of education and experience.
6 or more years of relevant experience.
Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft SharePointMust complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.Critical Thinking.
Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation., Adaptability - Works effectively in a changing environment; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations., Coachability - Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement, Collaboration - Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team., Collegiality - Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment., Communication - Communicates strategically to achieve specific objectives using varied vehicles and opportunities., Critical and analytical thinking - Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems., Customer & personal service - Assesses customer needs; meets quality standards for services; evalutes customer satisfaction. , Dependability - Completes duties and responsibilities appropripeltly and on time., Initiative - Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems., Listening - Actively listens to others' opinions and ideas; respects and seeks to understand differences in opinions., Management change - Informs team members of upcoming changes; creates clear time frames and involves those who will be affected by changes in the planning and implementation process., Meets deadlines - Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines., Multi-tasking - Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously., Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail., Results driven - Sets clear, challenging objectives and regularly monitors progress.
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.
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