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9 Nov 2022

Full-Time Research project coordinator

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University – Posted by ISGMH-RPC Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Summary:

  • This position will be embedded within the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Syndemic Infectious Disease Bureau’s Health Care Access Program as a liaison for the Northwestern University (NU) research team to coordinate all project (see below) activities within the Bureau and the Population-Centered Health Homes (PCHHs) funded and monitored by the Health Care Access Program. This position will be supervised by the NU Senior Project Coordinator and take direction from CDPH Bureau leadership.
  • Responsibilities will include initial contact and communications with the PCHH Directors, participating and providing support as needed during the Learning Collaborative, assisting with protocol development of low-barrier care strategies, communicating plans to the CDPH Health Care Access Program to facilitate alignment with CDPH activities, informing development of the 2023 CDPH Request for Proposals to include implementation of low-barrier care strategies, and providing support during implementation of these strategies in the new funding cycle.
  • Manages daily operations of a research project involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders.
  • Supports overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project-oriented work efforts. Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhering to high quality standards.
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
  • Reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. Develops and implements administrative procedures.
  • May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants.
  • Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all 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).

NU Program Description

  • This position will be appointed through the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH).
  • ISGMH is a university-wide institute dedicated to fostering research that improves the health and wellbeing of the sexual and gender minority communities It currently has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions. It is directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski.
  • Project Description:
  • This study will develop and evaluate a set of low-barrier care strategies adapted for CDPH-funded Ryan-White-funded HIV primary care clinics and designed to make it easier for people with HIV (PWH) with complex needs to get into care and remain virally suppressed. Results from this study will facilitate the use of low-barrier care strategies in new settings to reach all PWH who are currently out of care.

This is a term position ending on May 31, 2027.  Opportunity for renewal will be based on performance and available funding.

Please Note: Supervisor provides objectives, deadlines, and specific instructions only for new, difficult, and/or unusual work. Work is reviewed upon completion and only occasionally to verify technical accuracy and compliance with practice, policy, and procedures. Employee informs supervisor of on-going progress and/or potentially controversial matters.

This position will be embedded within the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Syndemic Infectious Disease Bureau’s Health Care Access Program as a liaison for the Northwestern University (NU) research team to coordinate all project (see below) activities within the Bureau and the Population-Centered Health Homes (PCHHs) funded and monitored by the Health Care Access Program. This position will be supervised by the NU Senior Project Coordinator and take direction from CDPH Bureau leadership

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Develops new &/or revised research methodologies.
  • Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
  • Ascertains pretreatment & eligibility requirements.
  • Interviews & obtains medical & social histories.
  • Collects data from medical records.

Administration

  • Support the CDPH Health Care Access Program team on the project and other Ending the HIV Epidemic-related tasks
  • Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications.
  • Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
  • Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
  • Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions.
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
  • 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 3 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 and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
  • Supervisory or project management experience required.
  • Must complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
  • Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication, including willingness to ask questions when clarification or amplification is required.
  • Good time management skills; efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, good follow-through; ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to receive and benefit from feedback; willingness to expand skill set and improve.
  • Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in public health and/or medical research.
  • Two to four years of experience working in a team
  • Experience with qualitative research and/or interviewing.
  • Experiencing supervising research assistants and interns.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Experience working with LGBTQ and/or marginalized populations.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Ability to write scientifically for dissemination of findings.
  • Familiarity with data management software, including REDCap and PROVIDE.
  • Able to generate timelines for research activities that require participation from individuals in large teams
  • Able to conduct tasks analysis and adjust project/product timelines to successfully meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ issues.
  • Knowledge of racial disparities in health and related issues.

Benefits:
At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html to learn more.

Work-Life and Wellness:
Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/work-life/index.html to learn more.

Professional Growth & Development:
Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you’re interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/learning/index.html to learn more.

To Apply: To apply for this position, navigate to careers.northwestern.edu, search for job ID 46177, and click Apply for Job.

ISGMH Diversity Statement: ISGMH’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, ISGMH advances the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among ISGMH staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

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. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

How to Apply

To Apply: To apply for this position, navigate to careers.northwestern.edu, search for job ID 46177, and click Apply for Job.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Coordination and public health research. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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