Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols. Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. Develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all 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).
Technical (approx. 50%)
Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures.
Develops new &/or revised research methodologies.
Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
Collects data from medical records.Administers, schedules &/or scores tests.
Administration (approx. 25%)
Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications.
Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions.
Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
Finance (approx. 15%)
Manages lab/study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
May distribute intra-departmental charges.
May negotiate with vendors, obtain quotes & arrange for demos of large equipment.
Supervision (approx. 5%)
May train, direct, assign duties to & supervises research staff, students, residents &/or fellows.
Acts as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
Other/Miscellaneous (approx. 5%)
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 3 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 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and overall computer skills/technical aptitude.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Highly effective communication skills (written and oral).
Demonstrates initiative and follow through.
Ability to prioritize and balance competing priorities.
Problem-solver; critical thinking ability.
General understanding of accounting principles, experience with budgeting & financial management.
Collaborative, ability to work/partner with Faculty and all levels of staff, provide excellent customer service/support.
A bachelor's degree in a social or health science + 3 years experience; or 5 years practical research study or related experience; or a master's degree in a social or health science + 1 year experience.
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: 35277
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.