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Visiting Research Associate II - Population Health Nursing Science

Full-time Visiting Research Associate II position available. The Research Associate will join the multidisciplinary research team of the Everyday Experiences and Environments (E3) Study. This study uses ecological momentary assessment to understand how day-to-day experiences and environments affect an individual’s behaviors. The Research Associate will be involved in all aspects of primary data collection with participants, in both the office and community settings.

  • Perform social-behavioral research by recruiting participants for a research study.
  • Disseminate information and educate individuals and groups about the study via community meetings, phone, and electronic communications.
  • Screen and determine potential adult participants’ eligibility for study enrollment and complete enrollment procedures, including obtaining informed consent.
  • Conduct surveys, interviews, observations or use other methods according to established research protocols.
  • Administer tests and/or questionnaires following protocols and monitor participants’ adherence to study procedures.
  • Compile, tabulate and/or process electronic reports, gather information, and/or assist in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports.
  • Train participants in use of study equipment and study procedures. 
  • Participate in study meetings.
  • May assist with study protocol development.
  • Coordinate the ordering, inventory and maintenance of equipment, instruments and data collection and analysis tools.
  • Complete all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations, as well as guidance, policy and procedure developed by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Schedule study visits with participants. Electronically monitor participants’ timely adherence to study procedures. Communicate with participants via texts, phone calls, and email to provide support and troubleshoot technical, motivational, or other issues with data collection.
  • Data collection activities will take place in person and via video conferencing. Some recruitment and data collection activities will be conducted at community locations in the Chicago metropolitan area. Some evening and Saturday work will be required on an ongoing or intermittent basis.
  • Prepare and contribute statistical data and pertinent information for papers, grants and other documents.
  • Complete required documentation for regulatory agencies.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required.
  • Knowledge of research concepts, practices and procedures.
  • At least 1 year of research experience required.
  • Experience with participant data collection, survey data collection, and/or nutrition/physical activity research; experience in community-based setting preferred.
  • Prefer the candidate be proficient in use of web-based video conferencing, cell phone apps, electronic research data applications such as REDCap, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of GPS location tracking, actigraphy, statistical software is preferred.
  • High level of organization and self-management; effective internal and external communication; comfortable learning new electronic tools and technologies is preferred.

Please provide resume and cover letter for fullest consideration. Please complete the online application at https//

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