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Research Study Coordinator Senior

Job Summary:

Coordinates & completes the day to day administrative & technical activities involved in a single complex, large, nationwide, or multiple moderately complex concurrent biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) involving multiple sites& /or longitudinal assessments/ interventions.  Ensures that all 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), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Please Note: 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.   

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Participates in the planning & conduct of research studies. 
  • Reviews project & protocol & recommends strategies to expedite study. 
  • Recruits & retains participants.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
  • Collects, compiles, tabulates &/or process responses.
  • Gathers information.
  • Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
  • Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure. 
  • Monitors & maintains systems for effective participant and data flow for studies. 
  • Designs & constructs experimental stimuli. 
  • Performs physical function assessment.  


  • 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.
  • Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication. 
  • Researches & obtains funding. 
  • Creates & maintains study manuals regarding operating, safety, and etc. procedures. 
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.


  • May process payments for research participants per study protocol. 
  • Creates lab financial plan & budget/audit expenses.
  • Obtains sales quotes for lab equipment & supplies.
  • Reviews & adjusts expenses to decrease costs. 
  • Oversees repair & maintenance of all lab equipment & ensures that lab supplies are ready & available when necessary. 
  • Administers budget including negotiating with grant sponsors. 
  • Maintains & reconciles expenditures & balances in regard to research accounts & budgets. 


  • Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise research staff, students, residents &/or fellows. 
  • Acts as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years

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Pay transparency Verbiage: Target hiring range for this position will be between $22.52-$31.67 per hour.  Offered salary will be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.