Research Specialist (Project Coordinator) - CEHI


Research Specialist (Project Coordinator) - CEHI

Department of Pediatrics



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The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois Chicago is seeking a Research Specialist (Project Coordinator) to join our team.

This position is based within the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at the University of Illinois Chicago and contributes to the design and delivery of research projects and communication of results to multiple external audiences. The person in this position collaborates with researchers to develop and execute research projects and interpret research results. Performs complex data collection, implements study methods, drafts text for manuscripts and grant proposals, and serves as general research manager.


  • Collaborate with Principal Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.
  • Formulate and conduct research studies and analyses. Performs complex data collection and study methods. Analyze and evaluate research results.
  • Develop and track required IRB protocols.
  • Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.


  • Contribute material, prepare results, and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, grants, and lay communication.
  • Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission.

Research Group Management

  • Serve as a resource to entire CEHI team.
  • Oversee general research operations including support of human resources and financial management functions of the CEHI team.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related to public or environmental health required. Master’s degree in social science preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years related research experience.
  • Possesses and applies advanced knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.

For fullest consideration apply by 11/17/2023 at Upload CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for minimum of three references.

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  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager
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