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Job Summary: Performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and/or processing responses; gathering information; and/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). Working Conditions: Travel to downtown scanning facility at Feinberg School of Medicine. This is a one year grant funded appointment subject to renewal based on funding.
Specific Responsibilities: Technical
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Conducts screening interviews.
Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
Escorts participants to the imaging facility and oversees administration of research protocols.
Prepares and organizes agenda for lab meetings.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; and/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
Completes portions of grant applications and/or documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
May process reimbursements for travel expenses.
Monitors & distribute petty cash.
Processes invoices and/or purchase requisitions.
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites.
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 Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
A bachelor's degree in a social or health science
Previous research experience
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with one or more of the following: Neuroimaging Studies, Psychophysiology Studies, Eye Tracking Studies, tDCS, Horome Studies, Blood Draws, and Exercise Studies
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: 39196
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.