Research Specialist
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Biological Sciences


20133-BSD-Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

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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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Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory (CARL): Under the supervision of its Director, Andrea C. King, Ph.D., conducts research examining factors which lead to excessive use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, causes of increased risk for development of substance use disorders, and the development of effective treatment interventions. Works on recruiting and screening of potential participants, conducts in-lab experimental alcohol challenge sessions, completes subject follow-up interviews, assists with data management and output, and performs computer-related functions (working with Microsoft Outlook scheduling of appointments, pulling information from Microsoft Access databases, running analysis with Statistica and SPSS, etc.).


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

Advanced degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted preferred.


A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.

Previous subject contact experience required.

Supervisory experience preferred.


Ability to train others required.

Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.

Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.

Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.

Analytical skills required.

Problem-solving skills required.

Attention to detail required.

Organizational skills required.

Verbal and written communication skills required.

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

Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

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Campus - Hyde Park

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