Clinical Research Analyst/Coordinator

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023


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About the Department

Public Health Sciences (PHS) is the home in the Biological Sciences Division to biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research. These core fields in public health research share a focus on the development and implementation of complex analytic methods to understand the determinants of health, the efficacy of experimental treatments and behavioral/community-based interventions, and the structure of health care at the population level. Bringing together these fields in one department underscores their commonality and enhances opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Faculty members lead local, national, and international studies, and also welcome opportunities to collaborate with faculty across the Biological Sciences Division and the university. Substantively, our research themes include social and environmental determinants of health, genetics and disease, the economics of health care, and the promotion, evaluation, and implementation of new technologies in public health and clinical care. In terms of methodological expertise, areas in which our faculty has developed innovative approaches include: risk factor measurement; multilevel interventions, clustered and longitudinal data; clinical trials; administrative health data; social networks; and statistical methods to assess the genetic and molecular basis of disease.

Job Summary

The job manages the collection, harmonizes, compiles, documents, analyzes, and reports on clinical research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.

This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Your employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and your satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period’s written notice (If exempt: 30 days, If non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.


  • Coordination and management quality control for observational and interventional, including both clinic and community-based studies.

  • This may include coordination of multi-institutional federally funded grants.

  • This may include oversight of the collection of clinical data, survey data, qualitative data (focus groups and interviews), and associated samples and biospecimens.

  • Coordination; Institutional Review Board (IRB) preparation; development of data collection instruments; assurance of implementation accuracy and study staff compliance; and continuous reporting on milestones, success and challenges to study leadership.

  • Assist with subject engagement, screening, recruitment, consent, data and specimen collection, and subject follow-up and retention activities.

  • Monitor study participants, schedule and conduct study-related procedures (eg. interviews, and follow-ups) and establish data quality control checks).

  • Work with the Scientific Directors and Research Manager in the planning, development, and evaluation of research.

  • Coordination of data acquisition, entry, QC, and query response.

  • Assist in the development of new projects and preparation of study reports, and manuscripts for publication.

  • Assist in the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, media and curricular materials relating to research.

  • Analyzes, facilitates and participates in the daily activities of multiple moderately complex clinical trials and performs all aspects of clinical data management, including patient data retrieval, referring MD office records, preparing clinical research charts, and participation in program audits.

  • Solves a range of straightforward problems relating to the administration of the compliance, financial and other related aspects of a clinical study.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or related field.


  • Supervisory experience with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience (e.g., clinical trials, study coordination, etc.).

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Redcap, Microsoft Visio, web conferencing software, project management software.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to train others.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Excellent problem problem-solving skills and analytic skills.

  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to offer leadership and management of frontline research staff.

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid work arrangements will be considered.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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