Research Associate
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary
The Research Associate will conduct research projects/studies by developing project objectives, determining appropriate procedures, selecting statistical analyses to be employed, interviewing research subjects, overseeing project progress, producing reports detailing the results, and working with the research team to ensure project tasks are completed in a timely manner.

The Research Associate will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Research Associate will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Job Description

The Research Associate will:

  • Interviews research subjects and collects clinical data and medical record information.
  • Plans execution of the study, determining appropriate research methodology and statistical procedures to be utilized.
  • Develops research objectives and writes research proposals.
  • Prepares technical reports and articles detailing research results. Co-authors publications explaining research projects.
  • Performs and interprets complex statistical analysis of resulting data in order to solve technical problems.
  • Develops, uses and maintains relevant computer software and hardware to meet the specifications necessary for managing project data including statistical analysis. Maintains data files necessary to support the objectives of studies.
  • Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports directly to Lab Manager, Project Manager, Research Scientist, or Project Director

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a behavioral or social science equivalent to that which is typically acquired through the completion of a Master's Program.
  • Three to six months experience in a clinical setting which requires patient contact as an interviewer and/or therapist.
  • A good working knowledge of research methodology and statistical analysis and procedures is required.
  • A relatively high level of analytical ability.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to participate as a member of a research team, exchange ideas, work closely with numerous professional organizations and facilities, and to plan and coordinate project completions.
  • Communication skills required for writing and presenting detailed explanatory results.

Working Conditions
  • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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