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Job# 5688 - Technical Director, Epidemiology and Research Recruitment Core (ERRC) (Chicago, IL)
Full Time
Posted: September 6, 2012
Closes: June 30, 2013

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and the Biological Sciences Division (BSD), the largest of four Divisions of the University that also includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. The UCCCC administers 6 established scientific programs, and the Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute provides funding for 11 Shared Facilities.

In response to the expansion of population research, the UCCCC has established an Epidemiology and Research Recruitment Core (ERRC). The core has a faculty-level Scientific Director and is seeking a senior staff Technical Director who will have day-to-day oversight of the Core and Core staff; strategic planning; staff education; and regulatory management of core-related projects. In addition, this individual will provide research support (project coordination, grant writing, and manuscript preparation) to faculty in the Center for Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention.

Specifically, the Technical Director, is responsible for:

  1. Identifying faculty research needs, developing appropriate services, and providing administrative, financial and technical direction to the Core
  2. Work closely with UCCCC leadership and population researchers to design and oversee Core staff in designing and planning approaches for subject recruitment, eliciting informed consent, and collection of data and biospecimen samples for cancer related research studies in the hospital and community settings.
  3. Assume the leadership role in coordinating the implementation of a large population-based multi-ethnic cohort study in the greater Chicago area, including training and supervision of technical and field staff in subject recruitment and consenting, and collection of data and biospecimen samples; implementation of trouble shooting and quality control procedures to ensure high quality data acquisition with highest possible response rates in all phases.

Qualifications: Advanced degree (PhD, DrPH) in epidemiology, public health or related field required. A minimum of 2 years of relevant research experience such as research/sampling methods, study designs/survey, recruitment and interview procedures and data/sample collection processes required. Experience in establishing coalitions and partnerships, and working with diverse community intermediaries, public health and volunteer organizations preferred. Knowledge of cancer, Chicago's healthcare community, and diverse community organizations preferred.

Competencies required: Supervisory skills, advanced knowledge in epidemiology, public health or related scientific field, advanced knowledge of research techniques and methods, knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures, exceptional organizational and leadership skills, intellectual versatility and creativity, strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, ability to think strategically and translate into operational objectives, ability to work independently and as part of a team, attention to detail and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position. To apply for this position, please paste link below to internet browser: https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

Requisition Number: 090720

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more info please see http://www.uchicago.edu/working/

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