Research Specialist- Social Sciences – University of Illinois Chicago

Job Summary: This position contributes to the design and delivery of research projects and collaborates with researchers to develop, execute, and interpret research projects. Performs complex data collection and study methods.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties): 
Research:  Collaborate with Principal Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.  Formulate and conduct research studies and analyses. Performs complex data collection and study methods. Analyze and evaluate research results.  Replicate, refine, and add new research approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods and procedures.  Develop and write advanced, comprehensive protocols.  Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.
Communication:  Contribute material, prepare results, and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, grants, and other documents for publication.  Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission. Staff Management Guide, train and advise lower-level researchers and students on techniques, methods, and procedures. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required. Master’s degree in social science preferred. A minimum of 3 years related research experience. Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.

Best Candidate:  Experience in clinical trials recommended. Completion of human subject research training and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate. The candidate will be expected to have strong organizational skills to manage a large-scale multi-site research trial. Candidates will be supervised by the PI and other research team members. Ability to manage databases required. Prior experience with Microsoft products is essential. Experience with statistical packages is preferred. Good knowledge of research regulatory policies and federal requirements is preferred.

All applications must be submitted online through the following UIC Job Board link referencing #1020046:

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