Research Specialist

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL | Full-Time | Mid-Level

Job Title:

Research Specialist (Job ID #124365) – Search Extended


School of Public Health/Public Health Practice Admin
This position contributes to the design and delivery of research projects and collaborates with researchers to develop, execute and interpret research projects. Performs complex data collection and study methods.


Working in Deans Office at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, in the office of the Associate Dean for Community Engagement:
  • Contribute to design, execution, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of research,   teaching and public health practice projects that involve university-academic partnerships.
  • Formulate and assist in the conduct of community based participatory research projects
  • Organize and manage grant proposals
  • Assist with writing, formatting, and disseminating outputs from research and other collaborative activities
  • Assist in writing and preparing manuscripts for publication
  • Develop, vet, and maintain comprehensive protocols
  • Monitor project development and participate in decisionmaking about methods and protocols
  • Communicate with community partners directly and through various media formats
  • Convene partners
  • Plan academic community forums
  • Guide, train and advise students on methods and procedures related to community-academic partnership activities
  • Other miscellaneous activities


  • 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 comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.
To apply, please visit: and upload a cover letter, CV or resume, and three professional references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references no later than February 18, 2020.
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.