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Research Assistant Phlebotomist

University of Chicago

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 24, 2021.

DepartmentBSD PHS – IPPH Precision Medicine StaffAbout the DepartmentThe newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago’s considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. Another major goal of the Institute will be to develop a new multidisciplinary training program to equip researchers with emerging tools and methods to conduct precision health research within a population health framework. The administration and human resources for the IPPH is managed by the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Department of Public Health Sciences is the home in the Biological Sciences Division for the core quantitative research fields in public health: biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research. Our faculty both lead research projects in these fields and participate in interdisciplinary teams with faculty in other departments to address complex problems in health and healthcare, in our communities and around the globe. We provide training in these fields through two degree programs: a flexible doctoral program that may focus on any of our core areas and a MS degree for clinical professionals, designed to provide physicians and other doctoral-level providers with the methods to carry out rigorous research in clinical epidemiology and health services. Through our Biostatistics Laboratory we provide a collaborative service to investigators throughout the Biological Sciences Division to design studies, oversee data collection and analyze and interpret data.Job SummaryThe job provides technical support activities, including biospecimen collection and blood draws, for various research protocols. They will provide support the for all aspects of protocol implementation, from participant outreach to specimen processing and transfer.This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Your employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and your satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period’s written notice (If exempt: 30 days, If non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.Responsibilities* Perform blood draws both in the clinic and in community (including in-home) settings.* Collects and maintains biometric data and biospecimens.* Introduces patients at the UCMC and in the communities in the Community Mobile Clinic Van to the research study, answers questions pertaining to participation and consent, and may assist in administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.* Performs blood draws and processing of blood and urine samples.* Will be responsible to package and ship biological samples to an outside lab.* Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the UChicago Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).* Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.* Responsible for other duties such as preparing charts for the participant visits, setting up and cleaning the exam rooms before and after the visits, entering data as needed, performing data and equipment quality control checks, etc.* Perform specific protocol procedures (specimens and data management, survey/questionnaire administration and the like) required to conduct the study and retain research subjects.* Understands protocols and may collect information about adverse events (AEs), identified in the protocol or investigator brochure.* Performs other related work as needed.Minimum QualificationsEducation:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).* –Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.* --Certifications:* --Preferred QualificationsEducation:* Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or closely related field.* Phlebotomy certificate.Experience:* 1 year relevant research experience including experience with outreach efforts, study recruitment, and collecting biometric data.Preferred Competencies* Knowledge in relevant scientific field* Knowledge of research techniques or methods* Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures* Analytical skills* Problem-solving skills* Attention to detail* Organizational skills* Verbal and written communication skills* Ability to work independently and as part of a team* Knowledge of Microsoft OfficeApplication Documents* Resume (required)* Cover letter (preferred)When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.Job FamilyResearchRole ImpactIndividual ContributorFLSA StatusNon-ExemptPay FrequencyBiweeklyScheduled Weekly Hours40Benefits EligibleYesDrug Test RequiredYesHealth Screen RequiredYesMotor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNoPosting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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