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Research Assistant/Phlebotomist

Job description



Hyde Park Campus

Department
2013902 Public Health Sciences-Cep

About the Unit
The newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago's considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. Another major goal of the Institute will be to develop a new multidisciplinary training program to equip researchers with emerging tools and methods to conduct precision health research within a population health framework. The administration and human resources for the IPPH is managed by the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Department of Public Health Sciences is the home in the Biological Sciences Division for the core quantitative research fields in public health: biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research. Our faculty both lead research projects in these fields and participate in interdisciplinary teams with faculty in other departments to address complex problems in health and healthcare, in our communities and around the globe. We provide training in these fields through two degree programs: a flexible doctoral program that may focus on any of our core areas and a MS degree for clinical professionals, designed to provide physicians and other doctoral-level providers with the methods to carry out rigorous research in clinical epidemiology and health services. Through our Biostatistics Laboratory we provide a collaborative service to investigators throughout the Biological Sciences Division to design studies, oversee data collection and analyze and interpret data.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Principle contribution is performing duties related to participant care specificially phlebotomy. Following strict NIH-defined protocols, they will perform duties that include introducing patients at the UCM to the research study, answering questions pertaining to participation and consent, as well as assessing study eligibility. Incumbent will complete all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the UChicago Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which are renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding a minimum of one pay period's written notice will be given (2 weeks) or pay in-lieu of notice.

Responsibilities:

  • Once an interested individual becomes a participant through the formal enrollment process, the incumbent will assist in administering questionnaires, perform the standardized physical evaluation, and facilitate the collection of biospecimens which includes performing blood draws and processing of blood and urine samples.
  • Responsible for accurate recording of exam data and handling of biological samples prior to shipment to an outside lab. These activities may occur on the University of Chicago Medical Campus or on a Mobile Research Unit deployed to any Chicago community.
  • Participate in study meetings.
  • Maintain detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.
  • Responsible for other duties such as setting up and cleaning the exam rooms before and after the visits, restocking biosample collection kits, entering data as needed, performing data and equipment quality control checks, etc.


Competencies:
  • Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others required.
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong data management skills and attention to detail required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required.
  • Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials) required.
  • Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm required.
  • Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly required.
  • Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments required.


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:

Required:
  • Current Phlebotomy certificate

Preferred:
  • Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or closely related field


Experience:

Required:
  • One-year relevant research or lab experience required.
  • Experience working in a clinical setting required.

Preferred:
  • Three years relevant research or lab experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures and the ability to monitor clinical research patients from many disciplines preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology / environment preferred.
  • Understanding of the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review preferred.
  • Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations' role in regulating human research participation preferred.


Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUSTbe uploaded under the Resume/CV section f 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
2018-11-30-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-05-30-07:00

Posting Statement:

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Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 1/30/2019
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