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Visiting Research Specialist - Population Health Nursing Science

This position serves as a Visiting Research Specialist who will manage and direct the coordination and handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre and post research activities, both in and outside of the clinical setting for the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. Responsibilities include: implementation and conduction of all community engaged research projects, development of effective patient recruitment strategies; coordination of comprehensive patient treatment schedules to maintain compliance requirements; and oversee and participate in subject recruitment, screenings, scheduling, testing, and data management for multi-faceted registries.

  • Collaborate with Principle 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.
  • Assist in conducting all day-to-day aspects of participant data collection including scheduling and engagement, monitoring of adherence, follow-up, and payment.
  • Contribute as a co-author to research presentations and publications. 
  • Conduct clinic visits and follow-up telephone calls with participants to implement the research protocol.
  • Coordinate outreach to and liaison with staff at schools, community clinics, science fairs, etc. to make research presentations and recruit new participants for various research projects.
  • 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.
  • 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 additional duties as assigned.

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. Preferred: Prior knowledge of UIC and CON research environments, prior experience in managing research funded intervention trials, experience recruitment of minority research participants into behavioral intervention research trials, fluent in both verbal and written Spanish, experience in creation of IRB protocols.

Please provide resume and cover letter for fullest consideration. Please complete the online application by clicking the "Apply Externally" button on Handshake.

The University of Illinois is the largest University in the Chicago area. With several nationally ranked health sciences schools, we offer an unprecedented opportunity for multi-disciplinary care, education and research.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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