Research Support Assist

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20133 Psychiatry & Behav. Neurosci

About the Unit
The Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology Research Unit (CNPRU) is a clinical research group in the University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The CNPRU lab is seeking a highly motivated and passionate research assistant to support a study regarding the effects of community violence exposure on urban youth. This position will involve contact with children and their families from the local community.


  • Performing phone screenings and scheduling appointments of potential research subjects. May develop advertising, posters, newsletters, or brochures for the recruitment of subjects as needed.
  • Administering a variety of forms, questionnaires, and conducting participant interviews.
  • Transcribing participant interviews and entering questionnaire data into appropriate databases (e.g. Redcap, SPSS, etc.);
  • Providing assistance with study protocol and IRB-related tasks as needed.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed.

  • Excellent knowledge of computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  • Outstanding writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Above average organizational skills.
  • Ability to conduct detailed work with great accuracy and attention to detail.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • High school education required.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related field preferred.

  • One year of relevant research experience preferred.
  • Experience working with or desire to work with children preferred.

Required Documents:

Cover letter and Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


Posting Date

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/3/2018
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