50% Research Study Coordinator (Part-Time)

50% Research Study Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Part-time (50%) Research Study Coordinator supports the research and administrative activities for a set of research projects concerning critical issues facing urban schools. The Research Study Coordinator one of the main contacts for the projects and, under direction, is responsible for the project's organizational and administrative operations. The Research Study Coordinator also participates in data collection and analysis, as appropriate. May require travel to research sites in Chicago and other cities.


  • Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including communicating with research sites, coordinating site visits, and participating in student interviews and assessments
  • Coordinates follow-up from research site visits, including ongoing communication with collaborators and research sites
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Manages audit trail, tracking new data through cleaning, upload, and coding; supervises undergraduate students who do data cleaning, entry, and analysis
  • Gathers information
  • Participates in data analysis; Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
  • Assists Principal Investigator in report writing
  • Assistance with Institutional Review Board applications, updates, etc.
  • Maintains project databases. Assists project members with retrieving data
  • Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors
  • Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols
  • Processes payments for research participants per study protocol.
  • Coordinates reimbursements for travel, consultant pay, additional gift card orders, etc. & ensure costs remain within allotted grant budget.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 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 education, social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
  2. 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:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong technology skills (eg. experience working with databases)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior research experience

Preferred Competencies:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Interest in issues in urban schools
  • Spanish speaker a huge plus!
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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.