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Research Assistant

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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

2012216 Medicine-General Internal Medicine

  1. About the Unit

The University of Chicago serves as the National Program Office (NPO) for Bridging the Gap (BTG), and works in collaboration with its funder, the Merck Foundation to promote improved health care for individuals with diabetes. The initiative aims to bring together the health care sector and other sectors (social, legal, housing, etc.) to improve access to high-quality care and reduce disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes in the United States. This population is more likely to have diabetes and often experience barriers to effectively managing the disease. BTG supports grantees in advancing cross-sector approaches that improve diabetes outcomes and address health disparities among people with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Eight (8) BTG partners across the United States are implementing comprehensive, evidence-based diabetes programs that bring together stakeholders from inside and outside the health care system. Through these collaborations, people living with diabetes can benefit from improved medical care. They can also benefit from efforts to address the social and environmental factors that affect their health.

  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

Clinical Research

Manages, facilitates, and monitors the daily activities of clinical research and clinical trials. Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, documentation, analysis and reporting of clinical research and clinical trial data. Manages the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research and clinical trials conducted across the University.

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 technical support activities related to documents, analyzes, and reports on clinical research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.

1) Perform specific protocol procedures (specimens and data management, survey/questionnaire administration and the like) required to conduct the study and retain research subjects., 2) Understands protocols and may collect information about adverse events (AEs), identified in the protocol or investigator brochure., 3) Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits under supervision or following specific protocol procedures., 4) Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) The Research Assistant will be tasked with coding transcripts and analyzing coded data from qualitative interviews using NVivo.

2) Qualitative interviews are currently underway and will finish in the spring of 2020.

3) The qualitative interviews are an important source of data regarding the nature of the cross-sector relationships, changes to payment structures, and motivations for sustaining the program beyond the life of the grant.

4) The qualitative interviews serve as a key piece of the evaluation of the overall initiative.

5) The Research Assistant will receive and organize survey data from BTG Grantees and enter survey data into REDCap.

6) The Research Assistant may be responsible for creating REDCap databases and for basic data analysis of the data.

7) Informal reports may be requested to provide summaries of the data.

Unit-preferred Competencies***

1) Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field.
2) Attention to detail.
3) Organizational skills.
4) Learn new research techniques or methods.
5) Work independently and as part of a patient-centered team.

6) Take direction when given specific tasks and comply with given deadlines.

7) Willingness to participate in team meetings required (as schedule permits).
8) Successful completion of UoC research training requirements, including CITI training and REDCap training.
9) Achieve proficiency with RedCap and NVivo.
10) Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  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 in a field relevant to the research being conducted


1) One year of relevant research experience

Required Documents***

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

NOTE:When applying, all required documents **MUST**be uploaded under the R**esume/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


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  1. Posting Date


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  1. Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Part time
  • JR07266

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