Research Associate I Hourly - Physical Therapy

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States

September 12, 2022



Research Associate I Hourly - Physical Therapy (Job ID #153044)


Applied Health Sciences





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The Brain Plasticity Lab (https: // at the University of Illinois at Chicago is involved in understanding changes in neural pathways that occur as a result of brain injury and associated functional recovery to maximize outcomes of neurorehabilitation. We are developing low cost clinically translatable modalities to boost brain plasticity and optimize functional recovery in individuals with stroke, ALS and others.

We are looking for a research coordinator to join our team! Under the direction and supervision of Dr. Madhavan, this person will contribute to the design and delivery of research projects, facilitates all implementation phases of new studies as well as the ongoing coordination and maintenance of open and closed studies. The position requires performance of laboratory and data collection techniques. No past experience in these techniques are required, but willingness to learn is essential.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.


  • Facilitates and coordinates the daily research activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study.
  • Schedules study participant appointments and serves as the patient liaison to the PI and other researchers
  • Recruit and/or interview of study participants, maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects,
  • Prepare materials for Human Subjects Committee review
  • Serve as a liaison between the lab research personnel and the PI
  • Conduct scientific experiments and analyses under the supervision of the PI. Performs data collection and laboratory techniques. Analyze and evaluate test and research results.
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science or related field
  • One year experience in a clinical research setting (preferred not required)
  • Possesses and applies knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.
  • Excellent Organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with clinicians, patients, administrators, auxiliary personnel, regulators, monitors and sponsors.
  • Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Interest in learning new research skills