Bridges Program Staff Position Opening
Research Study Coordinator, Senior (Job ID: 34935)
The Bridges Program is housed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (www.bridges.northwestern.edu). Bridges develops innovative implementation research methods to foster partnerships between community, service delivery, and research expressly addressing health and equity.
The Research Study Coordinator, Senior will be responsible for coordinating and completing the day to day administrative and technical activities involved in a new 3-year HRSA-HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)-funded Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) grant. This program aims to systematically identify, catalog, disseminate, and support the replication of evidence-informed approaches and interventions to engage people living with HIV (PLWH) who are not receiving HIV health care or who are at risk of not continuing to receive HIV health care. Responsibilities include:
• Ensures that all research activities are completed 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), HRSA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), requirements of the NASTAD collaborator and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
• Provides guidance and participates in the planning and conduct of the project, including all activities involved in systematic literature reviews and summarizing conference abstracts.
• Reviews project and protocol and recommends strategies to expedite the project.
• Administers questionnaires following protocol.
• Collects, compiles, tabulates and/or processes reports.
• Monitors and maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for project.
• Manages study databases which may include ensuring that data is collected & entered correctly.
• Reviews & analyzes data.
• Creates computer models, graphs, reports & summaries for use in publications, professional journals, & grant applications.
• Writes portions of grant applications.
• Assists with IRB submission and updates
• Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication.
• Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
1. 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 4 years’ research study or other relevant experience required; OR
2. 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 2 years’ research study or other relevant experience.
3. Must complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must recertify every 3 years.
1. Intermediate knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software programs is required.
2. Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
3. Excellent written and verbal skills
4. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
5. Ability to work closely with colleagues at different sites and across different disciplines
6. Ability to work well with deadlines
7. Familiarity with software to assist in organizing projects, like Microsoft Office Suite (Word,
Excel, Power Point, Outlook), as well as software used to navigate the Internet, like Chrome, Firefox.
1. A master’s degree in a social sciences, health/behavioral sciences + 1 year experience is required.
2. Two to four years of experience working in a team.
3. Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods
1. Able to generate timelines for research activities that require participation from individuals in large teams
2. Able to conduct tasks analysis and adjust project/product timelines to successfully meet deadlines
3. Knowledge in and ability to conduct literature reviews and summarize findings
4. Data management
5. Knowledge of internet-based survey collection software (REDCap, Qualtrics)
6. Use of systematic review software
To apply for this position, please visit https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/ and enter the External Applicants or Current Northwestern Employees career portal. Search for this position with the job ID 34935.