Research Study Assistant/Coordinator- Sleep Health Research

Northwestern University - Chicago, IL4.2

This role 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. The Research Study Coordinator 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. Most hours will be during daytime hours on weekdays, however, occasional evening and weekend shifts will be required.

Please Note: This is a 12-month term position with the option to renew based on funding availability. This is a multi-level opening commensurate based on experience.

Specific Responsibilities:

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

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

May provide work direction &/or train other research staff to perform PSG.
May act 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 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: (Education and experience)

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.