Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by assisting with sleep data analysis and management following specified protocols. Primary responsibilities will include data processing and analysis, including sleep recording data (e.g. wrist actigraphy, home sleep tests, questionnaires). Collects, compiles, tabulates &/or processes responses; gathers information. Assists 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).
Processes and scores sleep data (actigraphy, home sleep tests, questionnaires)
Maintains databases of study data
Tracks study data via REDCap
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
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.)
Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Communicates effectively both written & verbal
Strong organizational skills / attention to detail
Adaptable to changing priorities
High degree of professionalism
Diplomatic / uses good judgment
Team-player / collaborative
Demonstrates initiative and follow-through
Strong computer skills
Experience working in academia, research, or medical industry
Experience working with human sleep research
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Expertise in working with wrist actigraphy data
Computer Proficiency in FSM/NU systems
Experience using REDCap
Demonstrated computer skills beyond Microsoft Word (e.g. Matlab, R, database programs)
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: 40054
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.