Department: MED-Ctr for Community Health Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Research Project Coordinator position will be housed in the Center for Community Health (CCH) which provides a home for a diverse array of academic investigators, community partners, and staff members, who are all dedicated to promoting health through the conduct and dissemination of community-engaged research. As a center with a presence in the both the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), CCH provides community and stakeholder engagement infrastructure across the research spectrum.
This project will be conducted with the Mothers and Babies Team in the Center for Community Health. Mothers and Babies is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention that aims to prevent postpartum depression and prevent the onset of new cases of postpartum depression. This project examine the impact of a postpartum depression preventive intervention on maternal and child health outcomes, and builds on a previous 3-year study. Research activities will be conducted with perinatal women who previously received the intervention and their partners to evaluate mental health, social, behavioral, parenting, and child development outcomes.
Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols. Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. Develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all 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).
Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures
Develops new &/or revised research methodologies.
Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions.
Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
Acts 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 3 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 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, in-person and via phone/web.
Exceptional organizational skills, time management efficiency, and personal accountability.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software and accurate data entry.
Ability to have flexible hours to accommodate participant schedules.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Education in a field relevant to public health, women’s health, social work or psychology.
Experience in conducting human subjects research and outreach activities with at-risk populations, particularly in community settings.
Experience conducting behavioral health assessments.
Experience writing peer-reviewed publications and scientific abstracts.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Bilingual (English and Spanish) – strongly preferred.
Experience with REDCap and database management.
Some travel within the State of Illinois may be required.
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.
Internal Number: 36612
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.