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Research Associate II - Program Evaluation
National Center for Rural Health Professions (Regular Full Time)

National Center for Rural Health Professions

Rockford, Illinois

National Center for Rural Health Professions National Center for Rural Health Professions

Job Description

Hiring Department: The National Center for Rural Health Professions

Requisition ID: 1017260
Posting Close Date: April 28, 2023, 5 pm CST

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 assists with research and evaluation, including developing research designs and evaluation protocols, data analysis, and disseminating results. This individual will work with community partners and clients to support ongoing funded research.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement evaluation plans for funded projects related to the healthcare workforce
  • Develop and administer data collection instruments.
  • Conduct and present data analysis findings.
  • Provide technical assistance to partner organizations on data collection, management, and reporting.
  • Prepare high-quality, professional reports and presentations for various audiences using data visualization techniques.
  • Prepare and contribute statistical data and pertinent information for peer-reviewed publications, grants, and other documents.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations by emphasizing high-quality customer service and effective communication.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in epidemiology, public health, statistics/biostatistics, or a related field
  • A minimum of one year of related research experience.
  • Knowledge of research concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience setting up and conducting evaluations for federal, state, and local grant projects using sound research methods.
  • Advanced statistical knowledge and appropriate statistical software, including SAS, SPSS, R, and data management and visualization techniques.
  • Ability to design, administer and analyze surveys, including online survey implementation.
  • Qualities such as responsiveness, flexibility, and willingness to accommodate clients’ timelines and information needs are vital.
  • Able to work independently and manage/prioritize multiple projects and tasks concurrently.


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, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation

Job Details
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Required Education: Masters
Sector: College / University
Discipline: Health Scientist / Researcher

Posted: March 03, 2023

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