Employer: University of Illinois – Chicago
Hiring Department: Cancer Center Support Grant
Job Title: Research Specialist
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/6176?c=uic
This position will support the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) at the University of Illinois Cancer Center by developing, collecting, surveying, and analyzing data for all programs related to Cancer Center initiatives and providing research support. The Research Specialist in the CCSG Office will develop, collect, survey, and analyze data for all grant projects under the P30 Grant, ensuring that the various grant projects are within the P30 guidelines and new grant applications are suitable under the core grant. The Research Specialist will need to understand the aims of the grant to conduct research activities which will include the above responsibilities, in addition to tracking and coordination of all grant projects, conduct literature reviews, collect and analyze data, submit progress reports in to ensure funds provided are being used appropriately. This position will also assist in the implementation of Cancer Center initiatives to meet the requirements of the CCSG application.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist the Director of CCSG with functions related to the Cancer Center Support Grant_x000d_ application to the National Cancer Institute by performing surveys, creating analytical reports and tracking outcomes and observations for various programs.
Assist the Director of CCSG with preparations for the annual EAB and any NCI site visits.
Conduct literature searches and contribute in preparation of the CCSG application and provide other grant development support for strategically important RFAs.
Develop, collect, survey, and analyze data for all grant projects under the core grant, ensuring that the various grant projects are within the core grant guidelines.
Manage aims of the core grant and related projects to conduct research activities as related to the core grant
Collect and analyze data to assist in the submission of progress reports in a timely manner as related to the core grant.
Assist in review and editing of submission documents and presentations.
Provide quality analytical support to the Cancer Center members as requested.
Provide cancer focused funding opportunities lists to members periodically.
Attend research project meetings and working group sessions and report updates. Help with organizing scientific retreats.
Coordinate tracking and evaluation efforts related to the CCSG submission using Redcap, Microsoft Excel, and other databases.
Lead the coordination of Cancer Center’s hosted and sponsored CCSG activities, including staff development, faculty engagement and professional activities (seminars, symposiums, lectures, etc.)
Assist in the execution of strategic plans initiatives to enhance program productivity and scientific collaborations, internal and external to the university.
Assist the Director of CCSG in implementation of the pilot projects program and the limited submission applications.
Participate in other projects and related duties as assigned.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required. Master’s degree in social science preferred.
- A minimum of 3 years related research experience. One year must be of related research experience, grants and/or project management experience. Research experience and familiarity with federal agencies preferred.
- Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of fundamental research principles and concepts, practices and methods.
Quantitative analysis skills desirable.