Visiting REDCap Application Specialist - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (136883)

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Deadline: November 15, 2020





The University of Illinois' Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), formed to catalyze, facilitate, enhance, and coordinate Health Sciences-related activities on campus and with our clinical partners, is seeking a candidate who will provide general and specialized user support for faculty, staff, and students utilizing Illinois Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases, as part of the IHSI REDCap Team. Be an integral member of the SHIELD team for all application needs the team or COVID testing needs directly related to REDCap.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Illinois REDCap users with project builds and advanced user support
  • Managing the flow of data between REDCap and other technology systems related to COVID testing and containment needs on campus
  • Fielding a monthly survey and managing survey-related activities and information
  • Generating data reports
  • Receive and respond to general support questions raised by Illinois REDCap users. Requires ability to both build and evaluate the research databases within the application, including attention to research study design (e.g.,cross-sectional, longitudinal), instrument and variable types, data validation mechanisms, etc. Identifying and utilizing in-application and internet resources, including the REDCap Consortium portal, to resolve user issues in a timely and customer service-oriented manner
  • Receive and process “Move to Production” requests from Illinois REDCap users. Involves reviewing individual projects utilizing a pre-prepared checklist and monitoring compliance by verifying appropriate approval has been received (e.g., IRB, IACUC, etc.)
  • Manage user account access Involves reviewing user request forms, confirming training has been completed, creating user accounts
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: Update and maintain logs of all user support requests and queries; route technical support queries to Research IT; educate and train other IHSI staff and serve as a resource for using Illinois REDCap; perform requested changes in individual Illinois REDCap projects, as applicable; correspond with project administrators to monitor user activity within projects; generate and send pertinent announcements regarding updates, maintenance, etc.; advise IHSI REDCap Team regarding common questions/queries in order to generate and compile canned responses, assist with updating FAQs and other documentation, and both identify and inform development, programming, and training opportunities; additional responsibilities as needed to enhance the mission and goals of IHSI.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Education: Required: Bachelor’s degree. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in informatics, statistics, epidemiology, public health, or research-related field.

Experience: Required: Two years’ experience working with health science-related research data (graduate-level work will be considered/accepted). Experience with research study design concepts. Demonstrated experience in providing professional communication and assistance to a wide variety of stakeholders. Preferred: Proficiency utilizing Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). Experience in a higher education or research setting. Experience communicating with university faculty, staff, and students. Consulting and/or training experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Required: Extensive familiarity with data collection and management tools and research databases. Extensive or working knowledge of research study design concepts. Effective problem solving, communication, and technology skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic team environment. Willingness to learn and adapt to rapidly changing priorities. Attention to detail and strong observational skills. Preferred: Knowledge of Python or other programming language. Knowledge of APIs.

Proposed Start Date: As early as possible after closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status: FLSA exempt, 100%-time Visiting Academic Professional position, 12-month service basis. Visiting Academic Professionals are appointed for a temporary duration and are subject to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (PDF) with the Visiting Academic Professionals Association (AAP/IEA/NEA). This position may become permanent pending success within the position, continued funding, and project need. Qualified individuals will be eligible to receive vacation, sick, and personal leave; retirement through the State Universities Retirement System; and group health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Applications must be received by November 15, 2020. To apply, all candidates must submit on online profile through by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload: a cover letter focusing on the requirements of the position, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (official or unofficial transcripts or diploma) by November 15, 2020. An online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Erica Hanson, OVCRI Human Resources, at [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

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College Name or Administrative Unit:OVCRI Category:6-Research Title:Visiting REDCap Application Specialist - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (136883) Open Date:10/07/2020 Close Date:11/15/2020 Organization Name:Interdis Health Sci Institute




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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 11/15/2020
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