Department: IPR - Inst for Policy Res Salary/Grade: NEX/13
Coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in a multiple moderately complex 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).
The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen at the Institute for Policy Research) and the Development, Early Education, and Policy lab (DEEP at the School of Education and Social Policy) are seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. NU2Gen develops and evaluates two-generation programs, which strategically link early childhood education services for children with workforce training for their parents. DEEP applies developmental theory, psychological measurement, and advanced quantitative methods to pressing social policy issues that affect low-income children and families. Our aims are to promote child development and school performance; parent education, employment, and earnings; and family economic and social mobility. The Project Coordinator will equally support (50/50 time) NU2Gen and DEEP’s leadership team of Drs. Teresa Eckrich Sommer and Terri J. Sabol.
This is a one-year term position. Opportunity for renewal will be based on performance and available funding.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research studies.
Reviews project & protocol & recommends strategies to expedite study.
Collects, compiles, tabulates &/or process responses.
Support for new initiatives (e.g., reviews of literature, programs, policies, and webinars)
Research support (e.g., conference presentations, manuscript review, grants management, IRB)
Monitors & maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for studies.
Manages study databases which may include ensuring that data is collected & entered correctly.
Data management (e.g., cleaning and coding quantitative and qualitative data)
Communication and administration (e.g., meeting and travel arrangements, note taking)
Creates computer models, graphs, reports & summaries for use in publications, professional journals, & grant applications.
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.
Obtains sales quotes for lab equipment & supplies.
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 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 NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong analytic, writing, and communication skills;
The ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors;
An aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; and interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families.
Able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Social Policy, Economics, Statistics, or related field;
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: 39270
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