The Research Study Assistant performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols. This role collects, compiles, tabulates &/or processes responses; gathers information. 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).
Dr Rogalski’s laboratory is situated within the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC), a multi-departmental component of the Feinberg School of Medicine. We specialize in the clinical care and scientific study of neurological diseases that interfere with cognition and behavior. Areas of emphasis include SuperAging, Alzheimer’s, Primary Progressive Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia. Our three interacting missions are to investigate the causes and clinical characteristics of neurodegenerative diseases, to ensure that our patients are the beneficiaries of the latest research advances, and to explore the neural foundations of behavior and cognition in health and disease. The current position will assist with a non-pharmacological intervention studies aimed at maximizing quality of life and for individuals with primary progressive aphasia, a dementia syndrome associated with progressive loss of language over time. This is a telemedicine study, which will provide speech language therapy over the internet via web chat. Responsibilities will include recruitment, scheduling, and neuropsychological testing of participants in this study as well as data entry. Ideal candidates with have experience working with older adults and a strong interest in conducting research.
Recruits study participants.
Reviews & obtains informed consent.
Schedules study visits with participants.
Scores test results.
Collects survey data.
Reviews medical records.
Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
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.
May process reimbursements for travel expenses.
Monitors & distribute petty cash.
Processes invoices &/or purchase requisitions.
Coordinates fund distribution among multiple sponsors and clinical sites.
May train other research staff to interview/test participants.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Background in psychology, neuroscience, speech language therapy, linguistics or related fields
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience administering and scoring neuropsychological tests.
Demonstrated knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and the related dementias, especially primary progressive aphasia
Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the participation of human subjects, especially in clinical trials
Experience with RedCap
inal data modeling, techniques for missing data handling, survival analysis, or item response theory.
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.
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