Research Specialist II

Chicago, IL
Feb 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 98 clinical providers: 42 faculty members, ten clinical fellows, 28 residents, ten physician assistants, six midwives, and two advanced practice nurses providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have more than 45,000 outpatient visits, 20,000 ultrasound encounters, 2,500 deliveries, and perform over 2,500 gynecologic surgeries per year. Our physicians see patients at several offsite locations that are managed by the Department and operate at a number of hospitals, including Munster Community hospital in Northwestern Indiana and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is organized into seven clinical sections: Uro-gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, REI, Family Planning, Maternal Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Each is led by a section chief who is responsible for carrying out the strategy set for the section. The Department is ranked on the US News and World Report "best" list. Teaching and research are high priorities for the Department. The residency and fellowship programs are highly ranked and have a history of training leaders in healthcare. The Department also has a significant research enterprise, engaging in population health studies, as well as research conducted in wet laboratories on tumor biology and the mechanisms of hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Additionally, the Section of Family Planning has established a unique research center, CI3, which focuses on reproductive policy and innovations in sexual and reproductive health.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Specialist 2 will work collaboratively with several principal investigators on varied research projects in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • The Research Specialist 2, under general supervision, will collaborate with faculty, clinical staff, support staff, other researchers, residents, and medical students to provide technical and administrative support, as well as development and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research
  • 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 and editing research grants and manuscripts
  • Organizing and attending study meetings, site visits from sponsors and other relevant activities
  • Maintaining all necessary study supplies for research projects
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining an active database for data retrieval to ensure study success
  • Orient and coordinate the work of research support staff, including work study students and volunteers

  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Masters of Public Health, Masters of Science or a related field required
  • A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required
  • 3-5 years relevant research experience preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Basic computer proficiency required.
  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required
  • Analytical skills required
  • Ability to run statistical analysis software

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Info

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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