IPHA Annual Business Meeting | December 14, 2023 at 1:00PM CST

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Public Health Job Board

Research Associate II
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford (Full Time)

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107



Mayra Ernster


Job Description

The Division of Health Research and Evaluation in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Research Associate II position. Under the direction of research personnel in the department, this individual will assist in engaging with rural and under-resourced populations to facilitate recruitment, enrollment, and participation in research related to public health, education, and program evaluation. This is an in-person position.

Candidates for this position must meet the minimum qualifications below:
• Master's degree in a discipline directly related to the role's responsibilities must be obtained by 12/31/23. Preferred backgrounds include public health, evaluation, and social sciences (e.g., sociology, social work, community development, and psychology). Degrees in basic sciences, economics, and other unrelated fields will not be considered as fulfilling this requirement.
• Experience in outreach and engagement with rural and/or under-resourced communities.
• Knowledge of health sciences research concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Experience with data collection using surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.
• Familiarity with tools used for data collection and management, such as Excel, Qualtrics, or specialized research databases.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to provide training and technical assistance.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills (e.g., responsiveness, flexibility, and willingness to accommodate participants’ timelines and information needs) to support and maintain relationships with rural and under-resourced communities and healthcare and other organizations.
• Able to work independently, manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks concurrently.
• Ability and willingness to travel in the northern Illinois region, as needed, for community engagement or data collection.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine, with its regional campuses, is one of the largest medical schools in the United States. The University offers outstanding opportunities for the development of its students, faculty, and staff. Rockford, a progressive mid-sized metropolitan area in northern Illinois, is located approximately 85 miles west of Chicago. The city features an award-winning park system, several gardens showcasing diverse flora and landscapes, a prominent art museum along with other art-related attractions, a vibrant theater scene, a revitalized downtown, a river walk, a minor league hockey team, numerous golf courses, affordable living, a diverse dining scene, and convenient access to other major Midwest cities.

Application Instructions:
To apply, you must visit https://go.uic.edu/ResearchAssociateII, include a cover letter, CV, and list three professional references.

We will begin reviewing applications on or around October 23, 2023, with full consideration given to those received by this date. However, we continue to welcome applications until November 13, 2023. Please note that applications received after October 23, 2023, may be considered as part of our ongoing search process, but early submission is encouraged for priority consideration.

Fullest consideration date: October 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm (Central Standard Time)
The search committee will review applications received before this date for early action.

Final date: November 13, 2023, at 6:00 pm (Central Standard Time)

Applications received through November 13, 2023, will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899.

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