Director, Research and Program Evaluation

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Hyde Park Campus

2012215 Medicine-Gastro

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Asian Health Equity is the only research center in the Midwest to address the diverse health care needs of Asian Americans and other immigrant populations. The Center builds teams that span disciplines and sectors across the University and diverse Asian American and other immigrant communities to address health disparities, translate evidence into practical interventions, conduct public education, and use data to inform health policy. A vital part of the Center's mission is its strong and sustained community engagement with more than 25 Asian American organizations across the Chicago metropolitan area. Through this engagement, the Center elevates Asian American voices and enhances Asian American representation in conducting and participating in community-engaged research. The Center fulfills a critical need to improve the health of these under served populations to advance health equity.

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Job Summary:

The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) is seeking a highly motivated Director of Research and Program Evaluation to advance our portfolio focused on Asian and other immigrant health disparities. The DRPE will be able to work independently and collaboratively to design, develop, and implement scientific research addressing fundamental questions in the field of health disparities. This role requires skills and expertise in managing and growing a portfolio which includes in clinical and community-based research among diverse populations spanning a broad range of topics which may include: multilevel interventions to reduce health care disparities; implementation science; development and validation of new tools and measures; health services research; and mechanistic and/or epidemiological studies to understand root causes of chronic diseases.

Working in collaboration with the Center Director, the DRPE is expected to have an active role in obtaining and carrying our funded research and will conduct original research authoring and co-authoring academic publications. They must have demonstrated ability to communicate research findings clearly to multiple audiences through oral presentations and written work.


  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of all research projects, including IRB management; facilitate lab meetings; tracking tasks/deliverables to ensure timelines, milestones &/or goals are attained.
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Train and oversee the work of research support personnel.
  • Write reports, articles and manuscripts; present research findings at meetings, conferences, and community forums as well as to funding agencies and other community-level and policy-level stakeholders.
  • May manage other administrative aspects of the research project, including budget oversight and tracking project expenditures.

  • Expertise in statistical programming (SPSS, SAS or Stata) required.
  • Strong communications effectively both orally and in writing required.
  • Ability to summarize data effectively for a variety of audiences required.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize required.
  • Knowledgeable in monitoring and evaluation methods required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D.(or PhD equivalent) in a science related field required.
  • 3 years of relevant experience required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 8/23/2018
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