Department: ISGMH - Inst Sex Gen Min Hlth Salary/Grade: NEX/9
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking applicants for a research study assistant. Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of 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 Study Assistant will work on the RADAR Project, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study housed within ISGMH. Launched in 2014, the study aims to provide critical insights into risk and protective factors for HIV and drug use and to identify facilitators and barriers to the implementation of an effective strategy to end the HIV epidemic. Specifically, RADAR seeks to understand the connections between sexually transmitted infections (STIs), substance use, and romantic relationship patterns over time among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender women.
Saturday and evening hours will be required. This position will be based off campus, at the Center on Halsted
This is a term appointment ending on 1/31/2025. Opportunity for renewal will be based on performance and available funding.
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
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.
Completes 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.)
Ability to interact with participants of diverse backgrounds.
Excellent communication skills with effective spoken and written communication.
Strong coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
Efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.
Effective time management skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, and good follow-through.
Knowledge of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment.
Previous work experience involving direct interaction with participants or clients.
Previous experience with the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) community and/or LGBTQ youth preferred.
Experience working in public health, psychology, and/or medical research.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to work with minimum supervision and guidance.
Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
Ability to receive and benefit from feedback; willingness to expand skill set and improve performance.
HIV pre/posttest counseling and training.
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: 38989
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