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Undergraduate Intern - Neurology Research Assistant

Location Winfield, Illinois Business Unit Central DuPage Hospital Job REQID 31055 Job Function Intern Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


The Undergraduate Intern reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Job Summary:

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 data entry for specimen collection and study visits.  Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). 

 Specific Responsibilities:

·         Recruits study participants; reviews & obtains informed consent; schedules study visits with participants; conducts interviews; may score test results; collects survey data; & may review medical records.  May consult with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.  Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow, references protocol inclusion/exclusion and maintains screening logs for multiple studies.

·         Conducts study visits following established protocols.  Maintains detailed records on study visits and recruitment efforts.

·         Prepares materials for study visits as directed, including copying and collating forms and kits for each visit.

·         Assists with specimen processing and shipment.

·         Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.  May perform scientific literature searches in support of research; &/or complete portions of grant applications &/or documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.

·         Completes data entry and specimen collection data into central website.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

·         A bachelor's degree in a social or health science + no experience or 2 years practical research study or related experience is required.

·         Must complete NMHC CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.

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

·         Must be able to communicate effectively with research participants and private physician practices.

·         Must be able to work independently.

·         Must be able to work closely with and support all members of research team.

·         Must be detailed oriented and accurate with data entry.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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