Research Professional

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD MED - Section Administrator: Gastroenterology - Asian Health Coalition-Managers


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Asian Health Equity is the only research center in the Midwest to address the diverse health care needs of Asian Americans and other immigrant populations. The Center builds teams that span disciplines and sectors across the University and diverse Asian American and other immigrant communities to address health disparities, translate evidence into practical interventions, conduct public education, and use data to inform health policy. The center’s research focuses on health disparities, health services, and community engaged research with increasing interest in implementation and dissemination science. The Center fulfills a critical need to improve the health of underserved populations to advance health equity.


Job Summary
 

The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) is seeking a highly motivated Research Professional to advance our research portfolio focused on health disparities and mental health programs. The research professional will be responsible for all aspects of research projects from design to implementation to evaluation, and contribute to the overall scientific direction of the research portfolio for mental health and health disparities. This will require in-depth knowledge and experience, ability to use evidence based interventions across diverse environments, solve complex problems, work independently with minimal guidance. The research professional will also need to direct existing behavioral health programs and mentor junior staff. The research professional will need to work collaboratively with diverse teams to design, develop, and implement scientific research and develop research to address fundamental questions in the field of health disparities and mental health. This role requires skills and expertise to develop implement and supervise program and research in clinical and community-based settings with diverse populations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop program and research project plans and timelines and manage to accomplish goals and objectives within the prescribed time frame and budget.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs in delivering their goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research, literature review, needs assessment, IRB preparations, and data analysis to support program planning and development.
  • Participate in established and future research projects and assist with developing or amending study protocols, developing data collection tools, and building databases.
  • Manage the production of articles, reports, and manuscripts, and publications.
  • Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
  • Prepare grant proposals and manage the administration of grants awarded to the center.
  • Ensure necessary reports/documentation are submitted on time and in appropriate formats to all granters / stakeholders.
  • Lead coalition building and sustaining efforts with community-based organizations to implement evidence-based behavioral health and substance use intervention programs.
  • Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information
  • Creates first drafts for scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications


Education:

  • Doctoral degree in a health related field, epidemiology or implementation science.



Experience:

  • Experience in health related research.
  • Experience in grant writing, manuscript preparation and publishing.
     

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating initiative to achieve project’s goals.
  • Strategic thinking skills including effecting planning, setting goals, monitoring progress, tracking results and making appropriate adjustments to plans based on circumstances.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with a high degree of attention to details.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and influence others to achieve a common goal.
  • Excellent written communications skills for grant proposals, reports, and manuscripts.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills to facilitate multicultural, multi-generational community meetings, committee meetings, and programming, as well as one-on-one conversations with community leaders, funders, and decision-makers.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of research techniques or methods.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic difference and ability to adapt mental health interventions to the Asian American communities.
  • Familiar with and prior experience using Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and REDCap.
  • Familiar with and prior experience in statistical programming (R, Python, SPSS, SAS or Stata).
     

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
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Applicant Inquiry Form. <span>Applicant Inquiry Form</span> 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: Gastroenterology - Asian Health Coalition-Managers


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Asian Health Equity is the only research center in the Midwest to address the diverse health care needs of Asian Americans and other immigrant populations. The Center builds teams that span disciplines and sectors across the University and diverse Asian American and other immigrant communities to address health disparities, translate evidence into practical interventions, conduct public education, and use data to inform health policy. The center’s research focuses on health disparities, health services, and community engaged research with increasing interest in implementation and dissemination science. The Center fulfills a critical need to improve the health of underserved populations to advance health equity.


Job Summary
 

The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) is seeking a highly motivated Research Professional to advance our research portfolio focused on health disparities and mental health programs. The research professional will be responsible for all aspects of research projects from design to implementation to evaluation, and contribute to the overall scientific direction of the research portfolio for mental health and health disparities. This will require in-depth knowledge and experience, ability to use evidence based interventions across diverse environments, solve complex problems, work independently with minimal guidance. The research professional will also need to direct existing behavioral health programs and mentor junior staff. The research professional will need to work collaboratively with diverse teams to design, develop, and implement scientific research and develop research to address fundamental questions in the field of health disparities and mental health. This role requires skills and expertise to develop implement and supervise program and research in clinical and community-based settings with diverse populations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop program and research project plans and timelines and manage to accomplish goals and objectives within the prescribed time frame and budget.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs in delivering their goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research, literature review, needs assessment, IRB preparations, and data analysis to support program planning and development.
  • Participate in established and future research projects and assist with developing or amending study protocols, developing data collection tools, and building databases.
  • Manage the production of articles, reports, and manuscripts, and publications.
  • Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
  • Prepare grant proposals and manage the administration of grants awarded to the center.
  • Ensure necessary reports/documentation are submitted on time and in appropriate formats to all granters / stakeholders.
  • Lead coalition building and sustaining efforts with community-based organizations to implement evidence-based behavioral health and substance use intervention programs.
  • Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information
  • Creates first drafts for scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications


Education:

  • Doctoral degree in a health related field, epidemiology or implementation science.



Experience:

  • Experience in health related research.
  • Experience in grant writing, manuscript preparation and publishing.
     

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating initiative to achieve project’s goals.
  • Strategic thinking skills including effecting planning, setting goals, monitoring progress, tracking results and making appropriate adjustments to plans based on circumstances.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with a high degree of attention to details.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and influence others to achieve a common goal.
  • Excellent written communications skills for grant proposals, reports, and manuscripts.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills to facilitate multicultural, multi-generational community meetings, committee meetings, and programming, as well as one-on-one conversations with community leaders, funders, and decision-makers.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of research techniques or methods.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic difference and ability to adapt mental health interventions to the Asian American communities.
  • Familiar with and prior experience using Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and REDCap.
  • Familiar with and prior experience in statistical programming (R, Python, SPSS, SAS or Stata).
     

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
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Applicant Inquiry Form. <span>Applicant Inquiry Form</span> 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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