Research Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD MED - Section Administrator: Infectious Diseases - Chicago Center HIV Elimination-Research


About the Department
 

The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) is situated within the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago Medicine. CCHE aims to eliminate all new HIV transmission events by 2041. The University of Chicago's position on the South Side makes it uniquely situated to test, treat, and prevent new HIV infections in a highly affected population. The South Side communities and majority Black suburbs connected to them to the South represents the largest contiguous Black population in the United States. By using our integrated HIV transmission elimination approaches, we are beginning to make new infections in these communities less frequent. This is a grant funded position.


Job Summary
 

The Research Coordinator will work to implement testing, linkage to care, and retention programs for CCHE. The candidate will engage individuals at increased vulnerability in HIV/STI testing, HIV and PrEP care, resource counseling, and other engagement activities at the community space. Works with CCHE research team, Manager of Testing, Manager of Community Engagement and Outreach, the network services team, supportive services team, and Principal Investigator.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with day to day operations of CDC and NIH funded projects that involve working with LGBTQ and Criminal Justice- Involved (CJI) populations vulnerable to COVID and HIV.

  • Coordinate multiple related projects to ensure optimal recruitment, enrollment and fidelity to the complex requirements of study participation and follow-up counseling.

  • Assistance with the development of study protocols, survey instruments, and maintenance of databases.

  • Coordinate and conduct research studies.

  • Recruitment, screening for eligibility, consenting participants, delivering assessments, delivering interventions, delivering controls, data entry, and referrals to COVID testing and service programming when appropriate.

  • Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.

  • Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

  • Performs other related work as needed.
    This is a grant funded position.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications


Education:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • 1-2 years of research experience.

  • 1-2 years of experience working with individuals who identify as gender or sexual minorities

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and teaching skills.
  • Strong knowledge of program subject matter.
  • Willingness to attend necessary orientation and trainings through Chicago.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility.
  • Creativity.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and/or willingness to provide HIV/STI treatment, education, and prevention in non-traditional settings (community venues).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Access and Word.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
  • Work in community-based settings and program office.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Non-Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Biweekly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

Yes


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD MED - Section Administrator: Infectious Diseases - Chicago Center HIV Elimination-Research


About the Department
 

The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) is situated within the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago Medicine. CCHE aims to eliminate all new HIV transmission events by 2041. The University of Chicago's position on the South Side makes it uniquely situated to test, treat, and prevent new HIV infections in a highly affected population. The South Side communities and majority Black suburbs connected to them to the South represents the largest contiguous Black population in the United States. By using our integrated HIV transmission elimination approaches, we are beginning to make new infections in these communities less frequent. This is a grant funded position.


Job Summary
 

The Research Coordinator will work to implement testing, linkage to care, and retention programs for CCHE. The candidate will engage individuals at increased vulnerability in HIV/STI testing, HIV and PrEP care, resource counseling, and other engagement activities at the community space. Works with CCHE research team, Manager of Testing, Manager of Community Engagement and Outreach, the network services team, supportive services team, and Principal Investigator.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with day to day operations of CDC and NIH funded projects that involve working with LGBTQ and Criminal Justice- Involved (CJI) populations vulnerable to COVID and HIV.

  • Coordinate multiple related projects to ensure optimal recruitment, enrollment and fidelity to the complex requirements of study participation and follow-up counseling.

  • Assistance with the development of study protocols, survey instruments, and maintenance of databases.

  • Coordinate and conduct research studies.

  • Recruitment, screening for eligibility, consenting participants, delivering assessments, delivering interventions, delivering controls, data entry, and referrals to COVID testing and service programming when appropriate.

  • Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.

  • Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

  • Performs other related work as needed.
    This is a grant funded position.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications


Education:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • 1-2 years of research experience.

  • 1-2 years of experience working with individuals who identify as gender or sexual minorities

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and teaching skills.
  • Strong knowledge of program subject matter.
  • Willingness to attend necessary orientation and trainings through Chicago.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility.
  • Creativity.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and/or willingness to provide HIV/STI treatment, education, and prevention in non-traditional settings (community venues).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Access and Word.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
  • Work in community-based settings and program office.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Non-Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Biweekly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

Yes


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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