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Research Assistant - Breastfeeding and Equity (Swedish and Evanston)

Northshore University HealthSystem Evanston, IL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the greater North Shore and Illinois communities. NorthShore is committed to earning the loyalty of those who come to us for care and those who play a role in providing that care.  Service Values which include:  Exceptional Customer Service, Supportive Workplace Interactions and Professional Work Ethic, define the behaviors that each employee demonstrates with co-workers, patients and families, physicians, and visitors.

To learn about the many benefits to working at NorthShore, which include a supportive work environment that promotes professional and career development, recognition of our staff for providing excellent service and a competitive benefits package, please visit 

Position Overview  

We are currently seeking a Research Assistant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology located at NorthShore Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL.  This position will require weekly travel to Swedish Hospital in Chicago, IL. This is a full-time position and is benefits eligible.  Hours will be scheduled 8a to 4:30p Monday through Friday. 


In this role, you will:

  • Assist with a randomized control trial of breastfeeding peer counseling (BPC) taking place at NorthShore Swedish Hospital
  • Recruit patients from clinical sites during pregnancy
  • Maintain communication with patients and research team members across multiple sites
  • Conduct study assessments with research participants
  • Manage patient tracking and study activities in a study database
  • Enter data into electronic databases; manipulate resulting data and present it in a variety of ways
  • Maintain organized and detailed records of all study activities
  • Maintain study supplies



Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong people skills required
  • Experience in a research environment preferred
  • Some data management experience preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish-English speaking strongly preferred

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the U.S. Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore comprises five hospitals (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Skokie and Swedish), 140 Medical Group and Specialty Care offices, and more than 3,000 physicians, serving over 635,000 patients. The organization supports academics and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Recognized for nursing excellence, NorthShore is a Magnet designated organization--the first system in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor. NorthShore has an established reputation and employs over 12,500 people. 


When you work for NorthShore, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential.


Please explore our website ( to better understand how NorthShore delivers on its mission "to preserve and improve human life" through superior clinical care, academic excellence and innovative research. 


NorthShore is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.


EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor. 






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