Northwestern University Research Study Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

Department Marketing Statement

Job Summary:

The Research Study Coordinator coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) 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). Recruits and consents patients in GU outpatient clinics. Responsible for database management and maintenance of confidentiality. Completes periodic review data for studies for the Institutional Review Boards. Helps orchestrate community screening and educational events. Collects patient specimen from operating rooms and pathology department.

Please note: We work in neighborhoods throughout Chicago for screening and educational events. This includes occasional weekend work for up to 4 hours. Our work involves collaboration across multiple medical centers including Northwestern Medicine, Cook County Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
  • Collects, compiles, tabulates & processes responses.
  • Gathers information.
  • Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
  • Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.
  • Collects prostatic fluid from operating room
  • Collects pathologic tissue from pathology department
  • Process blood and fluid specimen for temporary storage

Administration

  • Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
  • Collates relevant mathematical results & prepares tables, charts & graphs reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
  • Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
  • Writes portions of grant applications & co-author scientific papers.
  • Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
  • Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
  • Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.

Finance

  • 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.
  • May order lab supplies
  • Monitors & distribute petty cash.

Supervision

  • May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to interview/test participants.
  • May act as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to communicate with vulnerable populations comfortably including Hispanic and African American males.
  • Reliable transportation or vehicle preferred.
  • 4 years practical research study or related experience.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Statistical analysis and scientific writing skills.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

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.

Department Marketing Statement

Job Summary:

The Research Study Coordinator coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) 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). Recruits and consents patients in GU outpatient clinics. Responsible for database management and maintenance of confidentiality. Completes periodic review data for studies for the Institutional Review Boards. Helps orchestrate community screening and educational events. Collects patient specimen from operating rooms and pathology department.

Please note: We work in neighborhoods throughout Chicago for screening and educational events. This includes occasional weekend work for up to 4 hours. Our work involves collaboration across multiple medical centers including Northwestern Medicine, Cook County Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
  • Collects, compiles, tabulates & processes responses.
  • Gathers information.
  • Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
  • Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.
  • Collects prostatic fluid from operating room
  • Collects pathologic tissue from pathology department
  • Process blood and fluid specimen for temporary storage

Administration

  • Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
  • Collates relevant mathematical results & prepares tables, charts & graphs reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
  • Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
  • Writes portions of grant applications & co-author scientific papers.
  • Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
  • Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
  • Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.

Finance

  • 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.
  • May order lab supplies
  • Monitors & distribute petty cash.

Supervision

  • May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to interview/test participants.
  • May act as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to communicate with vulnerable populations comfortably including Hispanic and African American males.
  • Reliable transportation or vehicle preferred.
  • 4 years practical research study or related experience.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Statistical analysis and scientific writing skills.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

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.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 31820

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Research Study Coordinator