UI/UX Research Study Assistant, RADD
The UI/UX Design Research Study Assistant will primarily focus on tasks such as creating user stories and mockups for products developed for research studies, creating/updating WordPress websites, and quality control testing, but may also perform biomedical &/or social-behavioral research activities such as administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols, assisting with participant recruitment and retention, collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses, gathering information, and preparing 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).
The Research Application Design and Development (RADD) Team is the software development unit of the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. ISGMH is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities. It currently has multiple NIHand foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. The RADD team develops the innovative technologies and health-based interventions utilized by the ISGMH faculty, their collaborators, and tens of thousands of end-users nationwide.
This is a 1-year term position with the opportunity for renewal based on performance and funding availability. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter.
- Generates user stories and mock-ups for products developed by RADD
- Creates and updates WordPress websites
- Assists with quality control testing
- May assist with recruiting study 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.
- May complete portions of grant applications &/or documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
- 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 NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
- Strong ability to prioritize tasks.
- Effective time management skills
- Efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
- Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication.
- Demonstrated ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, and good follow-through
- Knowledge and interest in LGBTQ issues,
- Experience with recruiting participants to research studies,
- Design experience and experience with visual communications
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and guidance
- Ability to receive and benefit from feedback; willingness to expand skill set and improve.
- Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
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