The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Specialist 1 to join our team. The Research Specialist 1â™s principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for a research project. Under general supervision, the Research Specialist 1 performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. The ideal candidate is someone who is organized, able to both collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders as well as work with limited guidance/supervision when necessary, and someone who is passionate about their impact on research and on the department.
Collects and maintains data and/or specimens.
Conducts literature reviews
Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Maintains and orders equipment and supplies
Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates
Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties:
May assist in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support
Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator
Working with the recipients of department-sponsored research to provide administrative support for research projects
Tracking the status of and organizing department research projects
Work with those applying for grants to support the routing of grants, i.e. getting statistical support, etc.
Coordinate on budgeting for various grant and research projects
Assist with identifying and matching of faculty and residents to grant opportunities
Sending out informational emails and communications to the department about grant opportunities
Assist with IRB processes and requirements
Attention to detail
Ability to work autonomously
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required
One year of research experience strongly preferred
One year of research experience in a related field preferred
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
Basic computer proficiency required
Knowledge in relevant scientific field required
Knowledge of research techniques or methods required
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required
Analytical skills required
References Upon Request
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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