The Research Project Coordinator manages daily operations of a biomedical and/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors and other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes and review results, supervises development and implementation of new protocols. Assigns work, supervises study staff, reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols and procedures are quality controlled and functioning up to standards. Develops implements and administers budgets, grant and administrative procedures. May co-author scientific papers for presentation and publication and coordinates writing, submission and administration of grants. Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy and procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Leads execution and control of a biomedical and/or social science project or research study.
Coordinates processing and analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests and procedures
Develops new and/or revised research methodologies.
Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
Ascertains pretreatment and eligibility requirements.
Obtains informed consent.
Registers participant with appropriate sponsor.
Interviews and obtains medical and social histories.
Collects data from medical records.
Administers, schedules and/or scores tests
Oversees and manages collection, maintenance, analysis and evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations and publications.
Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, and preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress and final reports, etc.
Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions.
Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
Manages lab/study budget and inventory including purchasing of supplies and services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable and project related.
Orders and maintains inventory of study supplies.
Distributes intra-departmental charges.
Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes and arrange for demos of large equipment.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to and supervises research staff, students, residents and/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 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 and must re-certify every 3 years
Proficiency in Microsoft office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and knowledge of institutional review board policies and procedures (IRB). Experience in research execution in compliance with the institutional review board rules and regulations. Ability to oversee lab members in project execution and deadline achievement. Planning of research-related events and travel. Maintain laboratory equipment and perform necessary calibrations following manufacturer instructions.
Experience in Redcap Database and experience in preparing grants and manuscript submission under the leadership of the PI.
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.
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