Research Specialist 3

Location
Chicago
Posted
Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, a Section in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, is grounded in the belief that every woman has a right to plan if, when and how to have a family regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status or citizenship.

Unit Job Summary: The Research Specialist 3 will be responsible for managing research projects from feasibility to close out. Tasks may include: coordinating study logistics including participant recruitment, data collection, and data management; drafting study instruments and protocols; assisting in training and protocol development; collecting data using surveys, medical chart reviews, interviews, focus groups, and other techniques; analyzing data and presenting study findings; ensuring compliance with institutional and regulatory guidelines; researching new study opportunities; assisting in writing research grants and manuscripts. The Research Specialist 3 will also assist in the coordination of IRB submissions; background and introductions of grants as well as assist in the writing and editing of manuscripts for publication.

Unit Education: Advanced degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.

Unit Experience: A strong commitment to reproductive health. Proven success in the preparation of Federal grant proposals. Proven track record of manuscript publication. A minimum of two years of relevant research experience. Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field. Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods, with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: evaluation, epidemiology, statistics, study design, and/or survey design. Expertise in regulatory policy compliance and procedures, including data security. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated competence in preparing academic manuscripts and grant proposals. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with and lead a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse setting. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated experience serving as the research leader on interdisciplinary research teams. Experience in preparation of foundation and federal grant proposals.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Required: Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field. Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures. Analytical skills. Problem-solving skills. Attention to detail. Organizational skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.