Education/Teaching/Training, Operations/Project Management, Program Management
4 Year Degree
The Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS), Department of Medicine, at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a full-time Project Director for a federally-funded study to prevent HIV/AIDS among juvenile offenders. Job responsibilities include coordinating relations with juvenile justice entities and overseeing study implementation, including project management, participant recruitment and retention, data collection, and intervention execution. Additional responsibilities include hiring, training, and supervising staff, maintaining research protocols, and implementing project tasks as needed, such as conducting research interviews and tracking participants. Opportunities for professional development include, presenting results at scientific conferences, assisting in grant preparation, and writing manuscripts for publication; plus, tuition benefits may also apply. Ideal candidates should have previous human subjects’ research experience with youth, and an advanced degree in a relevant area, such as public health, psychology, social sciences or related field. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and exceptional research experience will also be considered. Experience managing a research study including supervisory experience is required. The position requires an interest in juvenile justice, mental health, and/or HIV/AIDS prevention, excellent computer and communication skills, and the ability to work autonomously. Candidates should also be detail oriented, reliable, and a strong team player.
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.
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A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health, social sciences or related field required. Masters degree in public health preferred.
A minimum of three years experience managing a research study including supervisory experience. Experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB’s required.
Experience working with youth from vulnerable populations required.
Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.
Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing; knowledge of experimental design, statistics, computer applications and data management; oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a science such as psychology or public health; ability to identify, produce, organize, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures (i.e. informed consent, IRB applications, data safety and monitoring plans) involved with clinical trials and other research; ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of tasks required for research