Department: MED-Ctr for Community Health Salary/Grade: NEX/11
Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to social-behavioral research studies 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).
This 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 examines 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 women who either previously received the intervention or were a control study participant and their partners to evaluate mental health, social, behavioral, parenting, and child development outcomes. Main responsibilities include: 1) outreach to study participants for enrollment, survey completion, and retention, and 2) scheduling and conducting in-home observational assessments with study participants and their children throughout Illinois.
*PLEASE NOTE: Ability to travel throughout Illinois to conduct assessments and bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
Co-author scientific papers.
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.
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.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Willingness and ability to travel throughout Illinois to conduct assessments.
Must be comfortable engaging with families in their own homes, and building rapport with study participants.
Must be a self-starter, able to keep track of assessment schedule, and demonstrate a high level of responsibility and professionalism.
Must have strong communication skills.
Must have basic understanding of Microsoft suite (Word, Outlook, Excel
Strongly preferred- Written and oral fluency in both English and Spanish.
Clean driving record and access to reliable transportation.
Previous experience conducting assessments with young children and families and/or working on a research study.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Basic knowledge of technology (e.g., operating a video camera and uploading files onto a server).
Understanding of REDCap.
Knowledge of early childhood development.
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: 38636
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