Research Specialist

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States

November 1, 2021

Description

Title:

Research Specialist (Job ID #154605)

Department:

Medicine

Category:

Academic Professional

Location:

Chicago

Close Date:

11/01/2021

Description:

The Research Specialist, collaborates with PIs and Program leadership in the development of translational research projects and consultative services to advance investigator research efforts in clinical and translational science. The position supports the implementation and evaluation of CTSA-grant funded Biostatistical and Biomedical Informatics initiatives. The position works with both programs in the implementation and evaluation of University, citywide and nation-wide services and initiatives in support of the CTSA priorities for catalyzing research to address clinical, translational and public health issues.

Duties:

  • Collaborates with CCTS Biostatistical and Biomedical Informatics consultants in the conceptualization, design, development and delivery of clinical and translational research projects, addressing all areas of clinical and translational science for CCTS.
  • Consults with CCTS Core Leadership and with research and clinical faculty (primarily in the health science colleges) on research study design, data collection, metric development, evaluative analysis and summarize results for presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals.
  • Oversee processes for investigator access to biostatistical services, clinical data extractions, and informatics consultations. Develop project plans and monitor developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.
  • Prepare reports regarding progress of goals, monitoring and reporting outcomes and metrics. Make recommendations based on evaluation for further development of current biostatistical and biomedical informatics resources, educational offerings or implementation of new programs and services to support clinical and translational research.
  • Prepare material and assist in preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, funder reports and presentations. Design tabular and graphical presentations depicting results of analyses and hypothesis testing, review draft manuscripts, and verify correctness of results and statistical sections of manuscripts and grant proposals prior to submission for publication or funding.
  • Advise CCTS Center and Core leadership on new directions for research based on study results.
  • Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Project management and data analysis experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment.
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