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: Occasional need to work evenings or weekends, to accommodate research participant schedules
- 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.
- Collects, records, reviews and summarizes research data.
- Collates relevant mathematical results and prepares tables, charts and graphs reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
- Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study 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.)
Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and clear oral and written communication
Knowledge of Microsoft software including Word, Excel and Access
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to auditory or cognitive science (e.g., linguistics, audiology, psychology, health science, gerontology)
- Experience conducting behavioral or educational research
- Experience working with Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Able to work independently with minimal guidance and as part of a team
- Able to complete assignments with attention to detail and high level of accuracy
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.