This position coordinates collection, analysis, processing and reporting of data and assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical and/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses and/or universities. The Research Study Coordinator completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy and procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Please Note: Incumbent must be able to walk multiple blocks between office space and clinic space on a daily basis.
- Participates in the planning and conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
- Obtains informed consent
- Administers tests and/or questionnaires following protocols.
- Collects, compiles, tabulates and processes responses.
- Gathers information.
- Extracts and analyzes data from medical charts.
- Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood and obtaining blood pressure.
- Collects, records, reviews and summarizes research data.
- Completes documents associated with current local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols.
- May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
- Coordinates reimbursements for expert panel travel, consultant pay, additional gift card orders, etc. and ensure costs remain within allotted grant budget.
- May provide work direction and/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 NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants and must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
- Knowledge of English grammar and rules of composition, excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Skills in critical thinking, active listening, persuasion, and ability to express ideas so others will understand
- Ability to problem solve; ability to multitask; and ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Knowledgeable, and proficient in use, of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Access.
- Master’s in Public Health with one year of experience working in behavioral science or biomedical research.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Strong interest and experience in health promotion or disease prevention research.
- Interest in organizational and public policy actions to prevent chronic diseases.
- Familiarity with basic statistical programming and descriptive analysis using SAS or STATA.
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.