Research Associate I - Pediatrics

Research Associate I - Pediatrics

College of Medicine/Department of Pediatrics


About the University of Illinois at Chicago

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 part-time Research Associate I positions.

These positions will support the BEhavioral Health Stratified Treatment (BEST) research study. The BEhavioral Health Stratified Treatment (BEST) to Optimize Transition to Adulthood for Youth with IDD research and training 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. More information available:


  • Recruitment of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aged 13-20 years, from the University of Illinois Chicago, Division of Specialized Care for Children.
  • Conducts phone outreach to eligible participants and eligibility screening.
  • Conducts consent/enrollment of participants according to established research protocols.
  • Maintains detailed records of communication with participants in REDCap.
  • Engages in participant follow-up, including scheduling, reminder calls, distribution of incentives, etc.
  • Implements any necessary accommodations and adaptations for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
  • Ensures compliance with the ADA.
  • Maintains and processes required paperwork.
  • May conduct literature searches.
  • Orders study supplies and maintain inventories.
  • Participates in meetings and workgroups related to the project.
  • Participates in IRB human subjects training, maintains appropriate professional competencies, and assures staff compliance with human subjects training requirements.
  • Conducts research study activities and tasks as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social science (psychology, mental health, nursing, public health, social work, social science or related) required.
  • Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Entry level knowledge of research methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish speaking.
  • Experience with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Experience working with racially/ethnically diverse families and communities.

For fullest consideration apply by January 27, 2023. Upload CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for minimum of three references.

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Contact Information

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)



Chicago, IL

(229) 000-0000

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Part Time