Visiting Research Specialist - Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Institute for Tuberculosis Research

Chicago, IL

ID: 7061219 (Ref.No. 123437)
Posted: October 9, 2019
Application Deadline: October 23, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy seeks a Visiting Research Specialist.
This position contributes to the design and delivery of research projects and collaborates with researchers to develop, execute and interpret research projects. Performs complex laboratory and data collection techniques.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of several grant funded projects related to education outreach to physicians and other health care providers. The scope of activities will include planning the logistics of educational outreach activities throughout the state of Illinois; monitoring the quality of program and validity of the data collected for evaluative purposes. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills, familiarity with data management, and competency with various technologies for project management.
Research duties
Participates in the planning and implementation of research studies including participant recruitment and retention
Tracks the recruitment, consenting, and scheduling of provider participants throughout the study
Assist in coordinating the submission of study related documents, such as study protocols or IRB amendments
Maintains accurate and complete procedural documentation including study participant, pharmacist documentation, and site level documentation
Provide ongoing study status updates and responds to questions from the Principal Investigator/s (PIs), department administrators, office of research affairs, and stakeholders throughout the studies.
Work with PI/s, clinical staff and/or manager to identify and improve study procedures throughout the studies.
Collaborate with PI/s and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.
Formulate and conduct scientific experiments and analyses. Performs complex data collection techniques. Analyzes and evaluates test and research results.
Replicate, refine and add new research approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods, procedures and techniques.
Develop and write advanced, comprehensive experimental protocols.
Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.

Contribute material, prepare results and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, grants, and other documents for publication.
Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission.
Staff Management
Guide, train and advise lower level researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required. Master’s degree in science preferred.
A minimum of 3 years related research experience.
Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.
Proficient in specific lab research techniques.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. For fullest consideration, applicant must complete an application via the university online application system at:
Please include a resume, cover letter and the name and e-mail contact information for three professional references by October 23, 2019.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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