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Temporary Clinical Research Support Staff, NPH

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Customer Service
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Department

BSD IPP–NPH

About the Department

The newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago’s considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. Another major goal of the Institute will be to develop a new multidisciplinary training program to equip researchers with emerging tools and methods to conduct precision health research within a population health framework. Our faculty lead research projects in biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research and participate in interdisciplinary teams with faculty in other departments to address complex problems in health and healthcare, in our communities and around the globe. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.


Job Information

Job Summary:

The job provides technical support activities related to documents, analyses, and reports on research studies. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact research conducted across the University.

Responsibilities:

  • Collects and maintains biometric data and biospecimens.

  • Introduces patients at the UCMC and in the communities in the Community Mobile Clinic Van to the research study, answers questions pertaining to participation and consent, and may assist in administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.

  • Place IV/catheter for blood collection.

  • Performs phlebotomy for blood draws and processing of blood and urine samples.

  • Will be responsible to package and ship biological samples to an outside lab.

  • Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the UChicago Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

  • Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.

  • Responsible for other duties such as preparing charts for the participant visits, setting up and cleaning the exam rooms before and after the visits, entering data as needed, performing data and equipment quality control checks, etc.

  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.

  • Understands protocols and advises treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics.

  • Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field preferred.

  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods preferred.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures preferred.

  • Analytical skills preferred.

  • Problem-solving skills preferred.

  • Attention to detail preferred.

  • Organizational skills preferred.

  • Verbal and written communication skills preferred.

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.


Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

Education:

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Degree in a health-related field preferred.

Experience:

  • 1 year relevant research experience including experience with outreach efforts, study recruitment, and collecting biometric data preferred.

  • Phlebotomy experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Office, clinic, and recruiting events.

  • Occasionally events in the mobile unit in the community.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • References

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


Benefit Eligibility

No


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

No


Pay Frequency

Hourly


Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications


Scheduled Weekly Hours

20


Union

Non-Union


Job is Exempt

No


Drug Test Required

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


Health Screen Required

Yes


Posting Date

2024-01-25


Remove from Posting On or Before

2024-07-25


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