Research Specialist 1

Location
Chicago
Posted
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) clinic is a unique program offers interdisciplinary, individualized, and integrated treatment for older adults with cancer. In the SOCARE clinic, Dr. Dale and his colleagues give special consideration to the needs of older cancer patients and survivors, and address specific issues relevant to older cancer patients and their loved ones.

Unit Job Summary: Principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for a research project. Under general supervision, the Research Specialist 1 will perform moderately complex research-related duties and tasks. In addition collects and maintains data and/or specimens. Assists with basic statistical analyses as needed. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents. Maintains equipment and supplies for research study. In addition, maintains information architecture of data spreadsheets. Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. May orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: May assist in recruiting research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; co-writes reports and other documentation for IRB; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required by start date.

Unit Experience: One year of relevant research experience preferred.

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