Research Study Assistant

Research Study Assistant

Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports.  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).  

Please note:  travel to downtown scanning facility at Feinberg School of Medicine.

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Conducts screening interviews.
  • Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols
  • Collects, enters, codes, compiles, & summarizes data
  • Oversees administration of research protocols
  • Flow across Haase & Mittal


  • 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.


  • Compensation, travel expenses
  • Monitors & distributes petty cash. 


  • May train other research staff to interview/test participants.


  • 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.
  • Must complete Northwestern's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.

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

  • Data entry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in a social or health science.
  • Previous research experience.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Experience with one or more of the following: Dyadic Interaction Studies, Psychophysiology Studies, Facial Expression Studies, Epigenetic Studies


For consideration, current employees must submit an online application. For specific questions about this position, current employees may contact Andrea Chowallur at External candidates should be directed to apply via Northwestern’s career site at

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