This position performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols. The Research Study Assistant collects, compiles, tabulates &/or processes responses; gathers information. This role assists in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. This position 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). This role will assist in the development of an evidence based eHealth program to address key risk factors for chronic disease among adolescents.
Please Note: This position is part of a collaborative project with researchers at UNSW Sydney, Australia. The Research Study Assistant will liaise with a remote research team based in Sydney via weekly Skype calls and teleconferences, which may sometimes occur outside of normal working hours (e.g. 6-7pm)
Recruits study participants.
Collects survey data.
Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
Conducts systematic reviews of academic literature to inform intervention development, including screening of articles, data extraction, analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Synthesizes the latest available scientific evidence, national health guidelines, and school curriculum to develop content for a new eHealth intervention to address key risk factors for chronic disease among adolescents.
Assist with consultation among end-users (students, teachers, parents, and health professionals) to inform program development, including administering online surveys, data collection and analysis.
Liaise and work in partnership with web developers, graphic designers and other personnel to develop the eHealth intervention.
Prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentation for scientific conferences and investigator team meetings.
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.
Assist with preparation of manuscripts for publication, progress reports and IRB applications.
May process reimbursements for travel expenses.
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 Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated report writing skills.
Ability to work both independently and within a research team environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to liaise with key stakeholders.
Proven high level organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize workload and to meet deadlines.
Sound skills in Microsoft Office Suite and statistical packages.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Previous research experience in the fields of physical activity or nutrition would be well regarded.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 33097
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