Research Project Coordinator (2-year term)

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The Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research & Science (Corners) is seeking a detail-oriented and highly organized Research Project Coordinator with strong communication skills to join our growing team. Corners is dedicated to addressing the pressing policy and public health challenge of gun violence in Chicago and across the country. Corners is conducting cutting-edge research into the ways that network and neighborhood science can be used to understand and address gun violence and other pressing social problems in Chicago and beyond. Using an engaged approach, Corners works with community partners, civic organizations, and policymakers on research projects that seek to bolster their efforts to reduce gun violence and build communities that are safer, healthier, and more equitable.

The Research Project Coordinator will help support large-scale social policy research and evaluation projects focused on reducing gun violence, improving public safety, and promoting neighborhood and community well-being in Chicago. The project coordinator will work on one or more projects across these areas and will support the project manager in coordinating the day-to-day activities of the research, including facilitating relationships with partners and other key stakeholders, supporting data collection, attending project meetings, helping to disseminate results from the evaluation, and other tasks as assigned by the project manager.

Core responsibilities for this role include:

Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders.  Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols.  Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards.  Develops implements & administers budgets, grant & 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).

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