Department: IPR - Inst for Policy Res Salary/Grade: NEX/13
Coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in a single complex, large, nationwide, or multiple moderately complex concurrent biomedical &/or 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), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
This is a full-time position assisting with the administration of a very active research program at the Infant and Child Development Center (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. The position involves technical and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and another Project Coordinator.
This is term position ending on 2/28/2022. 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.
Recruits & retains participants.
Obtains informed consent.
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Collects, compiles, tabulates &/or process responses.
Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
Monitors & maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for studies.
Designs & constructs experimental stimuli.
Manages study databases which may include ensuring that data is collected & entered correctly.
Reviews & analyzes data.
Creates computer models, graphs, reports & summaries for use in publications, professional journals, & grant applications.
Writes portions of grant applications.
Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.
Researches & obtains funding.
Creates & maintains study manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures.
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.
Creates lab financial plan & budget/audit expenses.
Obtains sales quotes for lab equipment & supplies.
Reviews & adjusts expenses to decrease costs.
Oversees repair & maintenance of all lab equipment & ensures that lab supplies are ready & available when necessary.
Maintains & reconciles expenditures & balances in regard to research accounts & budgets.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise research staff, students, residents &/or fellows.
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 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.)
Excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, and a friendly personality.
Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task
Excellent written and oral communication to facilitate collaborations outside the lab
Some coding, data storage and data analysis experience
Experience working with infants and families in a research setting
Experience with Microsoft Office and creating slides for PowerPoint
At least 1-year experience in administrative tasks
Proficient coding and data analysis
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with FilemakerPro, MatLab, data analysis, coding especially R
Knowledge and skills to coordinate administrative details for PI
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: 40653
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