Research Study Coordinator, RADAR
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking applicants for a Research Study Coordinator on the RADAR project’s interviewing and retention/recruitment/scheduling teams. This position performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; performing rapid HIV testing and counseling; conducting outreach to support participant recruitment efforts; regularly engaging with study participants via email, phone, text, and social media platforms; & assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. Responsibilities also include oversight of study operations, assisting management with project management assignments, and oversight of Research Study Assistant(s). Research Study Coordinator will complete 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)
ISGMH: The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University was created in 2015 to be a leader in research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community and foster understanding of the development and experience of SGM people. The institute provides unique opportunities for high-level research and training for the next generation of SGM scholars, and it utilizes innovative modalities to disseminate knowledge widely to the SGM community, the public at large, scholars, service providers, educators, and policymakers.
This position is fully in-person and is primarily based off campus at the Center on Halsted (COH), with the potential to work some hours at the main ISMGH location, 625 N. Michigan Ave, depending on project need. COH is an LGBTQ community center located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, dedicated to enhancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland. 625 N. Michigan Ave. is home to the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). To be considered for this job posting, applicants are required to have experience with HIV Testing, Counseling, and Referral and experience working directly with the SGM community in a professional setting.
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.
Please note: Saturday and evening hours will be required. This position will be based off campus, at the Center on Halsted and 625 N. Michigan Ave. (Permanent Location TBD). This position is NOT remote; requires full-time in person work. In accordance with NU policy, COVID-19 vaccination required.
Supervisor provides objectives, deadlines and specific instructions only for new, difficult, and/or unusual
work. Work is reviewed upon completion and only occasionally to verify technical accuracy and
compliance with practice, policy, and procedures. EE informs supervisor of on-going progress and/or
potentially controversial matters.
- 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.
- Gather information.
- Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
- Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.
- 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.
- Works with industry representatives to negotiate tentative grant funding.
- 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.
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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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