Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Responsibilities: The Research Coordinator will be responsible for providing diversified administrative and supervisory duties as a member of a team of faculty, scientists, intervention specialists, medical staff, postdocs, and graduate students. S/he will be responsible for assuring the smooth and efficient operation of a muti-site, federally-funded clinical trial aimed at examining the effects of exercise training on cognitive and brain health in older adults. Specific responsibilities will include independently recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants; oversight of study interventions, facilities, and staff; data entry and database management; effective communication with investigators and staff across multiple sites; oversight of research assistants and staff members on study protocol; budgeting and grant processing, hiring, purchasing and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently and will have considerable responsibilities related to the supervision and oversight of all research staff and protocols. Such responsibilities entail the organization of project staff involved in data collection and participant interaction; database management; liaising with staff at the other intervention sites; and assistance with budgetary matters such as coordination of requisitions, oversight of purchasing and travel reimbursement processes and maintenance of records.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required, preferably with an academic background in Health Sciences, Public Health, Geriatrics, or related field. Demonstrated prior experience coordinating human trials research required.
Skills desired: Successful candidates will be expected to be highly organized; dependable; familiar with Microsoft Office software; have excellent oral and written communication skills; have an ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal, time management, and solution focused skills are required.
Salary Grade: Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.