This position coordinates and guides the review and approval process of all research activities associated with clinical research studies involving human subjects ensuring the protection of their safety, rights, and welfare. The Regulatory Coordinator interprets and applies rules and regulations (NU, local, state, federal, industry, sponsor, etc.) and recommends and guides principal investigators (PIs) and research staff in the creation, submission, documenting, reporting, etc. of study activities ensuring appropriate compliance.
Determines compliance required documentation and drafts necessary items such as protocols, informed consent, data security plans, etc. Ensures accuracy of IRB approval letters with respect to sponsor information and NIH grant identifiers.
Determines and interprets applicable rules and regulations associated with clinical research studies and trials involving human subjects ensuring the protection of their safety, rights, and welfare. Guides and coordinates all associated submission, documentation, and reporting processes (new study applications, renewals, revisions, modifications, amendments, adverse events, safety reports, close-out, etc.) recommending alternatives to ensure compliance and approval.
Acts as liaison between research staff (PI, faculty, nurses, technicians, etc.), and internal/external regulatory and oversight groups (NU’s IRB, sponsors (NIH, industry), government agencies (FDA), etc.) to resolve issues and problems, negotiate compromises, and offer alternatives and recommendations to facilitate and expedite research while ensuring compliance.
Provides guidance and training to research staff to ensure compliance with complex, highly specialized rules and regulations associated with clinical research studies and trials involving human subjects.
Creates reports, summaries and analysis in regard to compliance requirements recommending changes in practice or procedure to increase effectiveness and efficiency of compliance.
Researches new and updated rules and regulations associated with clinical research studies and trials involving human subjects. Alerts appropriate staff to changes and ensures appropriate interpretation and application to new and existing studies and trials.
Completes other duties as required.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Two years of work experience in a regulatory and/or medical research environment having developed a strong working knowledge of clinical research protocols or other relevant experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong regulatory knowledge including familiarity with Code of Federal Regulations and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Attention to Detail Consistently displays accuracy and attention to detail.
Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and or resources.
Computer literacy in word processing database use, and file management.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
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: 35650
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.