Rush University Medical Center  Epi Research Assistant, Rush Preventive Medicine in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Epi Research Assistant, Rush Preventive Medicine


Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Research

Job Number: 2018-3260

Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research at Rush?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Epi Research Assistant position in the Rush Preventive Medicine Department !

Position Highlights :

Entry level position in the EPI/ translational research family. The Research Assistant will assist with studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association to develop a new smoking cessation treatment for COPD patients. Specific responsibilities include assisting with clinic-based study recruitment, conducing in-person and phone-based study assessments, and maintaining study records. The Research Assistant will also have the opportunity to contribute to abstracts for presentation at scientific conferences and/ or manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities :

  1. May recruit, screen and schedule potential study participants.

  2. Utilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA procedures.

  3. 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.

  4. Helps maintain study procedure documentation.

  5. Prepares study related materials.

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

  7. Monitors study participants as required by study protocol.

  8. Maintains supply inventory.

  9. May utilize study-related devices and equipment as part of assessment procedures.

  10. Maintains study records and edits for completeness and accuracy.

  11. Attends regular team meetings.

  12. 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

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

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.