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16 Jan 2024

Full-Time Research Associate I

University of Illinois, Chicago, College of Education – Posted by lhaubrich Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Hiring Department: Educational Psychology

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1022717

Posting Close Date: January 30, 2024

About the University of Illinois 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.


Position Summary
This position is funded by multiple grants focused on youth mentoring research and closely related research topics. The position is responsible for research coordination of these grant projects including preparing IRB materials, participant recruitment, gathering ethnographic observations, administering surveys and qualitative interviews, preparing data for analysis, assisting with quantitative and qualitative analyses, and writing reports.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research
  • Collaborate with Principal Investigator on several research projects on the role of youth mentoring in promoting positive youth development.
  • Coordinate and assist with participant recruitment and data collection
  • Prepare and clean data in SPSS for analysis; assist with quantitative data analysis.
  • Code data in qualitative software program.
  • Contribute to manuscript writing, submissions and revisions.
  • Assist with conceptualization and preparation of new research protocols.
  • Prepare survey measures, interview guides, and observation protocols.
  • Assist with writing and submitting IRB applications and modifications.
  • Communication:
  • Write up results for conference presentations, manuscripts, annual reports and other forms of dissemination.
  • Staff Management:
  • Supervise, train and guide undergraduate research assistants on assigned research tasks.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required.
  • Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Entry level knowledge of research methods.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior demonstrated experience in conducting research and bilingual fluency in Spanish/English.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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How to Apply

to be considered for the position, please apply directly at our job board posting link below.   resumes sent directly to email cannot be accepted. https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/7951?c=uic

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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