Research Associate II- Social Sciences – The University of Illinois at Chicago

Job Summary:  This position conducts research by assisting with the collection, entry and cleaning of data and descriptive results.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties):

Research:  Performs surveys, interviews, observations or uses other methods according to established research protocols.  Collect, process, and analyze data.  Summarize research and test results.  May assist with study protocol development.  Coordinate the ordering, inventory and maintenance of equipment, instruments and data collection and analysis tools.

Communication:  Prepare and contribute statistical data and pertinent information for papers, grants, and other documents.  Complete required documentation for regulatory agencies.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

 Best Candidate:  Laboratory specimen processing.  On-site tasks with research participants, including behavioral health and substance use assessments.  Management of research participant schedules/appointments.  Tracking participant compensation.  Quality assurance tasks such as cross-checking data entry and source documents.  Documentation of research visits.  Monitoring of study voicemails and online survey responses.  Recruitment efforts, including community outreach activities.  IRB reporting as assigned by project manager.  Required institution and clinical trial training. 

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field.  A minimum of one-year related research experience.  Knowledge of research concepts, practices, and procedures. 

All applications must be submitted online through the following UIC Job Board:

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an equal opportunity employer including Disability/Vets. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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