Research Study Coordinator Senior - 35568

Updated: over 1 year ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Summary:

The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease is a multi-departmental component of the Feinberg School of Medicine. We specialize in the clinical care and scientific study of neurological diseases that interfere with cognition and behavior.  Areas of emphasis include age-related memory impairments and dementias.  We are focused on Alzheimer’s disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia.  We are seeking a part time position to assist with a telemedicine-based clinical trial (Communication Bridge) for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA).

Coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in a single complex, large, nationwide or multiple moderately complex concurrent biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) involving multiple sites& /or longitudinal assessments/ interventions.  Ensures that all activities are completed 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:

Work Conditions

  • Supervisor provides objectives, deadlines and specific instructions only for new, difficult, and/or unusual work.  Work is reviewed upon completion and only occasionally to verify technical accuracy and compliance with practice, policy, and procedures.  EE informs supervisor of on-going progress and/or potentially controversial matters.    


  • Participates in the planning & conduct of research studies.  
  • Reviews project & protocol & recommends strategies to expedite study.  
  • Recruits & retains participants.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
  • Collects, compiles, tabulates &/or process responses.
  • Gathers information.
  • Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
  • Monitors & maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for studies.  
  • Designs & constructs experimental stimuli.


  • Manages study databases which may include ensuring that data is collected & entered correctly.
  • Reviews & analyzes data.
  • Creates computer models, graphs, reports & summaries for use in publications, professional journals, & grant applications.  
  • Writes portions of grant applications.
  • Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.  
  • Researches & obtains funding.  
  • Creates & maintains study manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures.  
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.


  • May process payments for research participants per study protocol.


  • Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise research staff, students, residents &/or fellows.  
  • Acts as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 4 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 and 2 years' research study or other relevant 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.)

  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with dementia or older adults
  • Master’s degree and/or clinical experience in speech language therapy, social work, neuropsychology or a related field

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Experience with video chat software
  • Experience coordinating grant-funded projects
  • Experience with RedCap databases

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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