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Rush University Medical Center Epi Research Assistant - Part Time in Chicago, Illinois

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Epi Research Assistant - Part Time


College of Nursing




Active Regular Restricted PT (1 to 39 hours per pay period)


Research Assistant

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Job Description:

EPI Research Assistant

Deans Office, College of Nursing

This is an entry-level position in the EPI/ translational research family. The Research Assistant is responsible for collecting information from participants according to the research study protocols. He or she may conduct interviews, epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants and families in studies. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures

Position Responsibilities:

  • May recruit, screen and schedule potential study participants.

  • Utilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA procedures.

  • Administers involved, systematic tests and questionnaires including the assessment of participant eligibility, level of function, and/or response to intervention(s) according to research study protocols.

  • Helps maintain study procedure documentation.

  • Prepares study related materials.

  • May assist with data entry, cleaning and guided analysis.

  • Monitors study participants as required by study protocol.

  • Maintains supply inventory.

  • May utilize study-related devices and equipment as part of assessment procedures. 10. Maintains study records and edits for completeness and accuracy.

  • Attends regular team meetings.

  • Troubleshoots field issues when necessary. Uses discretion to resolve issues when unplanned events arise.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Some college with prior data collection experience required. Bachelor's Degree highly preferred. If degreed, no prior experience required

  • Prior work with research study protocols preferred

  • Detail oriented with high attention to accuracy

  • Demonstrates basic computer skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications

  • Ability to develop rapport with a diverse pool of research participants

  • Ability to navigate sensitive topics and maintain confidentiality of participants

  • Ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary team settings

  • May require 6-8 weeks training depending on study protocols

  • Availability to work evenings, overnight and weekends if called for under the study protocols

  • May require personal transportation to field location

Company Highlights:

  • Rush University is a health science university that is integral to Rush, an academic health system that includes three hospitals and numerous outpatient care facilities.

  • Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.