Research Study Coordinator, Sleep Research

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

ID: 7066522
Posted: May 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Research Study Coordinator coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. 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 position is responsible for conducting and scoring/staging overnight sleep studies (Polysomnography) according to AASM criteria for sleep and circadian based research.

Please note: Most hours will be during daytime hours on weekdays, however, occasional evening and weekend shifts will be required.
Specific Responsibilities:

Technical:

Conducts research study procedures
Conducts and scores polysomnography (PSG) sleep recordings.
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
Administration:

Reviews & summarizes research data.
Maintain study databases
Collates relevant mathematical results & prepares tables, charts & graphs reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
Accurately scores overnight Polysomnography data according to study requirements and performs spectral analysis
Supervision:

May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to perform PSG.
May act as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
Miscellaneous

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 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.
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
Preferred Qualifications:

Successful completion of a training program in Polysomnography at an allied health school
RPSGT certification or equivalent or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of start date
Experience working in academia, research, or medical industry
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

Expertise in working with Polysomnography Equipment
Expertise in the set-up and performance of Polysomnographic studies
Demonstrate the ability to score and process sleep records
Computer Proficiency in FSM/NU systems
Experience using REDCap




 

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