Research Study Coordinator
Northwestern University – Chicago, IL
The Research Study Coordinator position 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).
- 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.
- Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
- Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
- Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
- May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
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 & must re-certify every 3 years.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.