Research Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 13-Dec-23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR24676

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Supports recruitment of and communications with early childhood centers and other research partners: (15%)

  • Supports relationship management between the BIP Lab and the research partner organizations.

  • Prepares and organizes research materials for partner organizations: (15%)

  • Curates and configures research materials including digital devices, tools and assessments.

  • Translates and edits research protocol documents, including consent forms, research instruments, and promotional materials to Spanish as needed.

  • Provide support for onboarding, training, scheduling and management of field research assistants: 15%

  • Leads the interview and onboarding process for research assistants.

  • Provides ongoing coaching to research assistants.

  • Reviews and approves research assistant time.

  • Provides technical support to partner organizations, research participants and research assistants: 10%

  • Oversees communication with research participants.

  • Responds to inquiries from research sites about research activities.

  • Responds to technical questions from research assistants.

  • Supports development of ongoing research projects: 20%

  • Supports study design and preparation efforts.

  • Recruits research participants on site and remotely.

  • Supports logistics of implementing all data collection in the field.

  • Tracks and processes payments for research participants per study and University protocol.

  • Supports development of prospective research projects.

  • Supports project budget and timeline development.

  • Cleans, formats and audit data files.

  • Transcribes and codes qualitative data.

  • Monitors and reports on progress of research projects.

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

  • Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelorâ™s degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted (e.g., public policy, economics, psychology, education).


  • Relevant research experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Driverâ™s license.

  • Willingness to travel to research sites.

  • Ownership of a vehicle.

Preferred Competencies

  • Spanish language proficiency.

  • Experience working with Qualtrics.

  • Experience working with low-income communities.

  • Organized, resourceful, detail-oriented, effective time manager.  

  • Team player â“ collaborative, reliable, ability to receive and give constructive feedback, flexible, supportive.

  • Comfortable working with remote collaboration tools.

  • Independent â“ able to problem solve, prioritize and exercise good judgment under time pressure.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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