Research Specialist

Chicago, IL
Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

20148 BSD Family Medicine

About the Unit
The department began operations in September of 2002 and has a required family medicine clerkship, faculty practicing in federally qualified health centers, an active research program, and a family medicine residency program at our major affiliate, NorthShore University Health System. In the years since our founding, the department has become an active partner in our community, working to enhance the access, quality, and safety of primary health care in southwest Chicago and near suburbs. We place clinical faculty in local practices, collaborate with health systems and practices on implementation and outcomes research, and actively participate in the ‘community of scholars' that characterizes The University of Chicago.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Department of Family Medicine seeks a Research Specialist for women's health studies using large claims data analysis, especially Medicaid data. We seek a skilled methodologist who can conduct and/or oversee a range of projects using epidemiologic and health services methodologies. We value a commitment to reproductive/maternal-child health and a strong public health foundation.

  • Oversee study design for quantitative studies
  • Conduct or oversee data management and analysis using healthcare claims data
  • Contribute significantly to scientific writing, such as grants and manuscripts
  • Manage study conduct by communicating effectively with other team members such as investigators, programmers, and research assistants


  • Study design for population health
  • data analysis using Stata and SAS
  • analysis of health insurance claims data; scientific writing

Additional Requirements

  • Required: Advanced degree in relevant field

  • Required: At least 3 years of research experience in clinical, public health, epidemiologic, or health services research.
  • Preferred: Maternal health outcomes experience

Required Documents:
  • Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Full time

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