Research Specialist

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Title: Research Specialist - Cancer Center (Job ID #93813)

Department: University of Illinois Cancer Center

Category: Academic Professional

Location: Chicago

Close Date: 07/16/2018 -

Description: The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a Research Specialist postion. This position serve multiple research projects devoted to the Center for Health Equity Research with aim to address structural violence in Chicago. In addition, this position assists Research Scientists/Principle Investigators with their applications for federal or foundation grants and participates in publishing original research in peer reviewed publications, along with assisting in grant writing and progress reports to funding agencies.

Duties: Participates in specialized community based research in collaboration with Research Scientists/Principle Investigators.
Adheres to research aims to achieve sponsor objectives.
Uses proper scientific methods for publication and participate in scientific symposia.
Analyzes data and information, evaluates and reports findings to Research Scientists/Principle Investigators, research staff and national conferences.
Contributes material, prepares scientific reports and assist in the writing of research findings for papers, presentation and other documents.
Develops and maintains research records, grant information, research notes and resource utilization as documentation for sponsor.
Identifies and coordinates working relationships with peers at other research site, Cancer Centers, university departments and appropriate University personnel to achieve defined goals and objectives.
Attends meetings and committees related to the research projects, and represents the Cancer Center OCERIS and CHER as a liaison with other research specialists, research scientists and investigators nationally and internationally.
Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelorís degree in social science or related field required. Masterís degree in social science preferred.
A minimum of 3 years related research experience.
Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.