Department: IPR - Inst for Policy Res Salary/Grade: NEX/9
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Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. 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).
This position will be a Research Study Assistant on a longitudinal study of early child development. The Research Study Assistant will work closely with the Research Project Coordinator to execute study assessments and work toward project goals. The Research Study Assistant’s major responsibilities will include: conducting in-lab study assessments, including psychosocial interviews and developmental assessments of young children; conducting follow-up assessment phone calls; behavioral coding of parent-child interactions, data coding and entry; and completing administrative tasks as needed.
This is a one-year term position with opportunity for renewal based on performance and available funding.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
Conducts observations of parent-child interactions
Conducts child assessments (non-clinical)
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
May train other research staff to interview/test participants.
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.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
1-2 years relevant work experience.
Experience administering developmental assessments with young children (e.g., Mullen, Bayley).
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Proficiency in Spanish
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: 37987
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.