The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) administered through the School of Public Health is searching for a full time Research Specialist to assist in designing observational and qualitative data collection methodologies for research studies focused on projects involving food and beverage prices and availability and on obesity, food consumption and physical activity in urban and rural environments across the US. Duties include, develop study methods and study protocols in direct coordination with the aims of the projects in accordance with detailed IRB guidelines to meet the aims and deliverables of the granting agencies; ensure that collected data is done in a manner following detailed human subject protocols; research, analyze and manage data and data integrity for multiple complex research projects and disseminate findings for presentation to relevant audiences at national conferences and for publication; direct data collection efforts at a multitude of sites including some in and around the Chicagoland area using quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies; ensure adherence to study protocols and proper data collection methods as well as other related duties. A Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field is required. A Master’s degree in social science is preferred. A minimum of three years related research experience required along with a comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods. For fullest consideration, please send or e-mail resumes by September 21, 2017 to insert UIC job link here.
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