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Research Specialist 1

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Hyde Park Campus

Department
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 Section of Family Planning within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is looking for a Research Specialist 1 to join our team. The Research Specialist 1's principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for a research project. Under general supervision, the Research Specialist 1 performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. An ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, able to both work independently and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, and passionate about research and their contribution to the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Collects and maintains data and/or specimens
  • Analyzes data
  • Conducts literature reviews
  • Assists with preparation of IRB applications, reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Maintains and orders equipment and supplies
  • Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates
  • Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: assisting in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support
  • Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator


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


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted strongly preferred


Experience:
  • One year of research experience strongly preferred
  • One year of research experience in a related field 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.


Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • References Upon Request

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

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
40

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
Yes

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
Yes

Posting Date
2018-09-06-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-03-06-08:00

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Part time
JR02781

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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 1/5/2019
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