Research Study Coordinator, ISCI
Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. 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). Coordinates scheduling, logistics, and other administrative tasks necessary to ensure the ongoing success of the project.
Program Description: 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 NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. It is directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski. The position is based in the Department of Medical Social Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
Project Description: The Implementation Science Coordination Initiative (ISCI) is an NIH-funded initiative providing high-quality technical assistance for Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) funded implementation research (IR) teams and creates opportunities to share generalizable knowledge to help end the HIV epidemic in the United States. ISCI curates a repository of resources on HIV implementation science, including a self-guided curriculum for HIV providers and implementation practitioners. ISCI also develops, updates, and houses a number of interactive tools to assist researchers and providers, hosts events on novel research methods, frameworks, and findings, and coordinates a national network of implementation science at experts.
Please note: Generally three-days in office, two-days remote, 9-5 Monday-Friday.
- Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
- Obtains informed consent
- Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
- Collects, compiles, tabulates & processes responses.
- Gathers information.
- Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
- Collates relevant mathematical results & prepares tables, charts & graphs reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
- Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
- Writes portions of grant applications & co-author scientific papers.
- Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
- May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
- Coordinates reimbursements for expert panel travel, consultant pay, additional gift card orders, etc. & ensure costs remain within allotted grant budget.
- May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to interview/test participants.
- May act 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 2 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.
- 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 project coordination skills and the 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 of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment.
- Experience working in public health, psychology, health sciences, and/or medical research.
- Knowledge of LGBTQ issues and/or HIV/AIDS prevention and/or treatment and/or social determinants of health.
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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ISGMH Diversity Statement: ISGMH’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, ISGMH advances the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among ISGMH staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.
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