Research Assistant- Ethics

Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: In 1983, with generous support from Dorothy J. MacLean and the MacLean family, the University of Chicago established the nation's first program devoted to clinical medical ethics. Dr. Mark Siegler was appointed its founding director. The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics was pivotal in establishing and expanding the field of clinical medical ethics. It did this through its pioneering program in ethics fellowship training; its foundational role in ethics consultation; its close involvement in research and the protection of human subjects through an innovative concept of "research ethics consultation;" and by encouraging scholarly research and publication in clinical medical ethics. The center also encouraged the "empirical turn" in bioethics scholarship, an approach that uses clinical epidemiology, health services research, and decision science techniques to study ethical matters in clinical practice. The Center's current and former faculty and fellows have published more than 210 books on topics related to medicine and medical ethics.

Unit Job Summary: Serve as Research Assistant to the MacLean Center. Assist with interviewing, data collection, data entry, analysis and other research projects related to medical ethics.

Unit Education: High School diploma or GED required. Relevant post-secondary experience required. Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, social sciences, or relevant field by start date preferred.

Unit Experience: Knowledge of medical ethics preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent research and writing ability required; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access as well as statistical software packages (such as SAS, SPSS, and STATA) preferred.

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