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Visiting Research Associate I

Employer
University of Illinois at Chicago
Location
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022

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Sector
Science, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Associate
Organization Type
Corporate
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Job Description
Research Associate I, All of Us Research Program

Department of Medicine

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for Research Associate I positions in the All of Us Research Program, a Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Study. The All of Us Research Program seeks to extend precision medicine to all diseases by building a national research cohort of one million or more participants who reflect the diversity of the U.S. All of Us is a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research at the intersection of human biology, behavior, genetics, environment, data science, computation and much more to produce new knowledge with the goal of developing more effective ways to prevent and treat disease. As part of this dynamic team, the Research Associate I is involved in every step of data collection for this program. This role is responsible for recruitment and engagement; enrollment (participant education, informed consent, performing physical measurements and taking vital signs); and retention (computer-assisted telephone interviewing) activities.

Duties:
  • Utilize communication skills to gain agreement from patients and community members to participate in the research program; persistently forge trusting relationships and engage individuals not readily familiar with the research.
  • Support participants in completing informed consent procedures and questionnaires on an iPad/mobile device.
  • Conduct the physical measurements component of the interview (including height, weight, hip and waist circumference, and automated blood pressure).
  • Assist with biospecimen collection and processing.
  • Work with clinical staff regarding participant flow operations. Follow IRB protocol as outlined by the study.
  • Enter data related to physical measures and biospecimen samples.
  • Conduct telephone-based outreach to current and potential participants, including computer-assisted telephone interviewing.
  • Maintain detailed records of results and prepare written reports.
  • Work with clinical and community liaisons on research.
  • Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis.
  • Responsible for other research clinic-related duties such as preparing for the participant visits, setting up and cleaning the exam rooms, entering data, performing data and equipment quality control checks.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in social science or related field required.
  • Demonstrates multicultural sensitivity with the ability to effectively and collaboratively work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic research concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to review and adhere to research protocols with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations.

Hours Per Week: 40

Bonus Qualifications: Fluent in Spanish

For fullest consideration, please apply online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=156724&job=visiting-research-associate-i-all-us-program-department-of-medicine-inst-for-minority-hlth-research
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