Epi Research Assistant – TKA Study
Job Title: Epi Research Assistant – TKA Study
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Job Number: 2022-5310
Date Posted: 12/16/2022
Position Type: Research
Epi Research Assistant – TKA Study
At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry-oriented studies?
If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Epi Research Assistant position with the Department of Behavioral Sciences.
The objective of this project is to aid in the construction of a dataset that encompasses clinical, biological (omics), psychological, socioeconomical and imaging predictors for a diverse group of 1,800 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It will involve the participation of Rush University, University of Chicago, NorthShore Health Systems and University of Illinois at Chicago. Entry level position in the EPI/ translational research family. The Research Assistant is responsible for collecting information from participants according to the research study protocols. He or she may conduct interviews, epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants and families in studies. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
May recruit, screen and schedule potential study participants.
Utilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA procedures.
Administers involved, systematic tests and questionnaires including the assessment of participant eligibility, level of function, and/or response to intervention(s) according to research study protocols.
Helps maintain study procedure documentation.
Prepares study related materials.
May assist with data entry, cleaning and guided analysis.
Monitors study participants as required by study protocol.
Maintains supply inventory.
May utilize study-related devices and equipment as part of assessment procedures.
Maintains study records and edits for completeness and accuracy.
Attends regular team meetings.
Troubleshoots field issues when necessary. Uses discretion to resolve issues when unplanned events arise.
Some college with prior data collection experience required. Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred. If degreed, no prior experience required
Prior work with research study protocols preferred Detail oriented with high attention to accuracy Demonstrates basic computer skills
Strong written and verbal communications
Ability to develop rapport with a diverse pool of research participants
Ability to navigate sensitive topics and maintain confidentiality of participants Ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary team settings
May require 6-8 weeks training depending on study protocols
Availability to work evenings, overnight and weekends if called for under the study protocols May require personal transportation to field location
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.