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Research Support - 103732-1

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University of Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60664
Job Description
  1. Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.
  1. Department

20133 Psychiatry & Behav. Neurosci

  1. About the Unit

King Lab – TConducts research examining factors which lead to excessive use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, causes of increased risk for development of substance use disorders, and the development of effective treatment interventions. Work on recruiting and screening of potential participants, conduct in-lab experimental alcohol challenge sessions, complete subject follow-up interviews, assist with data management and output, and perform computer-related functions (working with Microsoft Outlook scheduling of appointments, pulling information from Microsoft Access databases, running analysis with Statistica and SPSS, etc.).

  1. Job Family


Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

  1. Career Track and Job Level


Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

T1: Entry-level position with appropriate licenses/training certifications. Has basic skills in an analytical or scientific method or operational process. Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines. Work is completed with close supervision.

  1. Role Impact

Individual Contributor

  1. Responsibilities

The job provides basic technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Complies with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

1) This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction., 2) Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision., 3) Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 4) Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-Specific Responsibilities***

1) Subject Recruitment and Interviewing. Perform telephone interviews for study candidates. Place and manage study advertisements. Schedule and send reminder notifications to study candidates. Obtain informed consent. Perform in-person interviews for screening sessions.

2) Subject Testing. Conduct alcohol challenge sessions with study participants, administering beverages consisting of a wide range of alcoholic content. Conduct smoking cue response studies, facilitating interaction between a study subject and research confederate. Obtain subject’s questionnaires, take objective measures (carbon monoxide, breathalyzer, blood pressure), and conduct performance tasks (eye tracking, pegboard, symbol matching). Maintain standardization of all study testing procedures and methods.

3) Subject Reimbursement Finances: Maintain record and manage petty cash. Submit petty cash receipts for reimbursement. Request, document and distribute subject compensation. Monitor and document study funds.

4) Database Tasks: Maintain ongoing records of subject characteristics and demographics. Organize, file and download (to database) the recruitment file.

Unit-Preferred Competencies***

1) Interactive Communication

2) Teamwork

3) Project Management

  1. Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications***


1) Bachelor’s degree


1) Post secondary work experience in a field related to the research being conducted

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

1) Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

Required Documents***

1) Cover letter

2) Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

  1. FLSA Status


  1. Pay Frequency


  1. Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

  1. Scheduled Weekly Hours


  1. Benefits Eligible


  1. Drug Test Required


  1. Health Screen Required


  1. Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


  1. Posting Date


  1. Remove from Posting On or Before


  1. Posting Statement

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR04937

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