Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Neurology Salary/Grade: NEX/9
The Research Study Assistant performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. The Research Study Assistant completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and 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), and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Working Conditions: This is a 12-month term position with the option to renew based on funding availability.
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Conducts behavioral and psychophysical experiments.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
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.
Completes portions of grant applications, IRB documents, &/or documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
Processes reimbursements for travel expenses.
Monitors & distributes petty cash.
Processes invoices &/or purchase requisitions.
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
2 years practical human based research study or related experience.
Previous research experience working with patients.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Phlebotomy certified or willing to be trained.
CPR certified or willing to be trained.
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: 35980
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.