Research Specialist 1

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago is a faculty-led initiative to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice locally, nationally, and globally. Our members bring a wide range of expertise and come from diverse disciplines. Ci3 creates an intellectual hub for a network of faculty, staff and students to work collaboratively with partners from outside of the University to address critical problems in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. With a particular focus on adolescents, women, and communities of color, our goal is to develop new research methodologies, evidence, intervention strategies, and novel solutions to advance human health and well-being.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Specialist 1 will oversee unique research studies that examine the relationships between incarceration, HIV/STI risk, intersectional identities, and access to health care.


  • Project implementation, study design, and exploring additional funding opportunities
  • Enrolling appropriate clients
  • Directing participant evaluation and management according to protocol
  • Collecting data and presenting results
  • Provide administrative support to interviewers and will coordinate all multi-site components of the projects
  • Responsible for day-to-day tasks related to CJI individuals

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

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Masters Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required
  • Master's degree in public health science, social work, or related field preferred
  • 1-year experience working on systematic reviews in HIV, criminal justice involved populations or LGBT health; prior NIDA funded criminal justice involved grant experience required.
  • Previous work experience with Chicago Department of Public Health or Department of Justice; manuscript and abstract preparation/submission 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
  • Willingness to attend necessary orientation and trainings through Chicago Department of Public Health and prior to start date
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability and /or willingness to provide HIV/STI treatment, education, and prevention in non-traditional settings (community venues)
  • Ability to travel to various community venues across the metropolitan area
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy or a willingness to be trained in phlebotomy

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

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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