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Research Specialist, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Research Specialist, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

The Research Specialist collaborates with PIs and Program leadership in the development of translational research projects, professional development and mentoring research objectives and proposals to advance investigator research efforts in clinical and translational science.  The position supports the implementation and evaluation of CTSA-grant funded team science and workforce development initiatives.  The position works with both programs in the implementation and evaluation of University, citywide and nation-wide initiatives in support of the CTSA priorities for developing and supporting team science, as well as a diverse clinical and translational workforce to address clinical, translational and public health issues. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Principle Investigator, Core Directors, and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.
  • Oversee implementation and management of CCTS clinical research professional development, translational science and team science training initiatives, proposing and implementing changes as needed.
  • Formulate and conduct research education evaluation studies and analyses. Performs complex data collection and study methods. Analyze and evaluate research results.
  • Replicate, refine and add new research education approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods and procedures.
  • Develop and write advanced, comprehensive research education proposals.
  • Represent CCTS within the CTSA Network through the development and exchange of best practices and collaborative initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Participate in guiding, training and advising faculty, researchers, and students on translational science educational initiatives.

Ideal candidates would have the following qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required. Master’s degree in social science preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years related research experience.
  •  Possesses and applies advanced knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in development of research or professional development curriculum, related evaluation methods and models.
  • Project management and/or grant management experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment.

For fullest consideration, please submit CV with completed application to the UIC Job Board by October 24, 2022. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) seeks to catalyze translational research, locally and nationally, as part of a national network to improve individual and population health. With continued funding from the NIH in 2016, we are committed to the current focus of the CTSA program, including workforce development; collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders to advance translation; integrating across the translational spectrum, lifespan, and diverse populations; improving and innovating the methods and processes for efficient collaborative clinical translational research; and supporting and advancing the use of informatics solutions to advance clinical translational research.

Center for Clinical and Translational Science


914 S Wood Street Chicago

Chicago, IL