Research Coordinator
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Principal contribution is the application of principles and knowledge relevant to the administration and support of the research project. Under limited direction, performs complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making contributions to methodology. Collects, records and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Participates in writing reports and manuscripts. Oversees the management of equipment and supplies. Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Trains and oversees the work of research support personnel. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences; assisting with building databases; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. May serve as a lead research specialist in smaller labs.

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The Research Coordinator will be housed in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The section has established the Hospitalist Program in 1997 and has since expanded to a large research infrastructure that allows for various research studies to be conducted by multiple investigators. Our primary research focuses on the quality of care and cost effectiveness of hospitalized patients admitted to the general medicine services. We are a multi-site infrastructure and also collect data at Mercy Hospital.

In addition, we also have a study that tests a new model of care called the Comprehensive Care Program (CCP). The CCP program is a randomized trial in which the patients enrolled in the CCP arm will see the same physician in the clinic and if there were ever to be hospitalized.

Unit Job Summary

Research Coordinator: There are various openings for various studies. Coordinators typically coordinate the overall day-to-day management of a randomized clinical trial studying the quality and costs of care for hospitalized patients. This includes consenting patients, interviewing patients at multiple periods of the study, community outreach, educating patients, forming relationships with community members and clinical staff, and collecting data.

Assists the PI and Senior Research Coordinator with the development of data collection tools including telephone surveys, questionnaires, chart reviews, and interviews of targeted populations. May also be responsible for managing a team of undergraduate research assistants whose primary responsibility are interviewing patients and data collection.


Bachelor's degree or higher in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.


Minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.

Previous experience with word-processing, spreadsheet and graphics programs preferred.


Familiarity with medical terminology and records required.

Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field required.

Problem-solving skills required.

Attention to detail required.

Organizational skills required.

Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Knowledge of medical education preferred.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.

Analytical skills preferred.

Verbal and written communication skills preferred.

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