Research Study Coordinator - 35674

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Summary      
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.  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).

Specific Responsibilities

Technical

  • Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
  • Collects, compiles, tabulates & processes responses. 
  • Gathers information, extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.  
  • Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.   

Administration

  • Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
  • Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.

Finance

  • 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.  

Supervisory

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications/Competencies

  • 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 & must re-certify every 3 years.

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies

  • Experience working on L&D
  • Experience in obstetric clinical studies
  • Experience handling biospecimen
  • Knowledge of basic obstetrical diagnoses
  • Ability to recruit patients for observational studies on L&D
  • Provision of informed consent
  • Ability to collect, safely handle, and process biospecimens
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with institutional research policies and guidelines
  • Excellent verbal skills 
  • Able to work well with others
  • Excellent multi-tasker


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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