Research Associate II (BEST)

Research Associate II (BEST)

Department of Pediatrics


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UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent "Best Colleges" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Research Associate II position.

This position will support the BEhavioral Health Stratified Treatment (BEST) to Optimize Transition to Adulthood for Youth with IDD research and training study. This study is a PCORI-funded clinical trial to evaluate the comparable efficacy of standard care coordination vs. integrated behavioral health care coordination in improving the mental health, adaptive functioning, transition readiness, and consumer engagement outcomes of youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

  • Coordination and recruitment of youth ages 13-20 from the UIC Division for Specialized Care for Children to participate in the BEST study.
  • Enrollment of participants according to established research protocols.
  • Maintains detailed records of communication with participants in REDCap.
  • Maintains and processes required paperwork.
  • Participate in literature searches, data analyses, and writing of research manuscripts.
  • Participates in meetings and workgroups related to the project.
  • Participates in IRB human subjects training (CITI Training), maintains appropriate professional competencies, and assures staff compliance with human subjects training requirements.
  • Oversee student interns and volunteers.
  • Conduct research study activities and tasks as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in science or related field required.
  • A minimum of one year related research experience.
  • Knowledge of research concepts, practices and procedures.

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Contact Information

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)



Chicago, IL 60607

(229) 000-0000

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time