Research Manager

Job description

Job location: Illinois: Chicago

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-06-19
Req: JR05467
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department13762 Urban Health Lab

About the Unit

Job FamilyResearch

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job LevelResearch

Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

M2: Manages professional employees and/or supervisors. Is accountable for the performance and results of a team within own discipline. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager. Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.

Role ImpactPeople Manager

ResponsibilitiesThe job manages a team of professional staff responsible for scientific research projects and research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Manages the production of articles, reports, and manuscripts, and presents research findings at meetings and/ or conferences.

1) Manages research professionals and support staff involved with planning, monitoring, and compliance aspects of research projects. Advises other researchers on long-range plans for research projects., 2) Develops goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines for research activity based on department strategy., 3) Manages the laboratory facilities, including the purchase of new equipment and the maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment., 4) Reviews research of others, and may conduct own research, in area of expertise. Edits and approves articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conference. Manages the research of processes in clinical or non-clinical settings. Program and use computers to store, process, and analyze data., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Manages day-to-day implementation of both experimental and non-experimental social policy research project, including primary data collection, while ensuring fidelity to research ethics and study design.

2) Oversees quality control of primary materials and data entry, including maintaining each study’s data entry process.

3) Contributes to research design and coordinates implementation with program partners; travels to program sites to monitor and assess implementation

4) Manages the writing grant proposals, prepares human subjects permission protocols and amendments for IRB permission, and obtains other research permits as needed.

5) Prepares results for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting practitioners, policymakers and academic researchers.

6) Conducts field research and data entry as needed.

7) Develops and disseminates necessary project materials to research team and partner agencies

8) Writes, proofreads and fact-checks academic papers, reports and presentations

9) Prepares project memos, summaries, presentations and manuscripts targeting both technical and non-technical audiences, including policymakers, academic researchers and other stakeholders

10) May supervise other part-time or full-time Urban Labs research staff

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Strong interest in social policy

2) Strong written and verbal communication skills

3) Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines

4) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

5) Ability to work both independently and as a team member

6) Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data


Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:


1) Master's degree in public health, economics, sociology, public policy or other relevant social/mathematical science field


1) A minimum of one year of relevant research experience

2) Experience working with STATA, SAS, R, SQL or other programming languages

3) Experience working on field experiments

4) Familiarity with randomized controlled trials

Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Writing Sample

4) Transcript

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

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-06-19-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-12-19-08:00

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Posted: 6/20/2019
Application Due: 6/29/2019
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