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Research Associate I - Health Research - Chicago office

NORC at the University of Chicago
K-Town, IL
Closing date
Jan 28, 2023

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NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Research Associate I to join the Health Sciences Research Department. Our expert staff evaluates the effectiveness of federal investments in health information technology, supports the emerging fields of patient-centered outcomes research and mobile health, and quality of care.

Preferably applicants will be based in our Chicago, IL office with a hybrid office/work from home schedule. We are also open to applicants working remotely.

As a condition of employment, all NORC employees and contractors - including those working remotely - must be fully vaccinated (as defined by current CDC guidance) against COVID-19.

DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences

NORC's Health Sciences staff produce rich data on health care priorities including the uses of electronic clinical data in research, and the applications and effectiveness of health information technology.

Our expert staff evaluates the effectiveness of federal investments in informatics, supports the emerging fields of patient-centered outcomes research and mobile health. The staff also work on large implementation science projects involving patient safety and quality.

The Health Sciences team is versatile and experienced in data acquisition, management, technical assistance, and analysis; the use of information technology in health care; and numerous data collection methods. Our track record of leadership and innovation includes the design and management of large-scale surveys, including extensive experience collecting bio measures.

NORC's Health Sciences staff work closely with colleagues in Health Care and Public Health to offer program, policy, and research solutions. Our work is guided by a commitment to long-lasting partnerships, transparency, and high-quality, nonpartisan research that improves health and health care for all people.


Taking supporting role on key tasks related to research design, data collection and analysis while helping the Project Manager keep tasks on track;
Developing instrumentation for quantitative or qualitative data collection;
Planning and conducting a wide range of project activities including virtual site visits, telephone interviews, and technical panel meetings;
Analyzing data; drafting reports and presentations;
Playing a key role in management, coordination, writing and budgeting tasks related to business development.


Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or related field from accredited college or university. Masters Degree preferred.
At least 1 year of research experience in health sciences, public health, qualitative and/or quantitative methods and analysis required;
Strong analytic ability, writing and organizational skills are required.
Quantitative analysis experience including working knowledge of SAS, SPSS, (or other statistical data analysis packages) preferred.
Strong proficiency with MS Office software.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong writing skills.
Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required (once it is safe to do so.)
Qualified applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. We regret that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


For over 80 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we're known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.


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