Clinical Research Technician – JR23142-3800

The University of Chicago

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About the Department

The 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 Chicagos 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. Our faculty lead research projects in
biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research 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.

Job Summary

The job provides technical support activities related to documents,
analyzes, and reports on clinical research data. Provides input to
support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial
decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.

This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant
funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the
contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of
these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.


– 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.
– Place IV/catheter for blood collection.
– Performs phlebotomy for 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 such as interviewing subjects,
taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
– Understands protocols and advises treating physicians on appropriate
dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient
– Prepares for or participates in quality assurance audits conducted
by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specifically designated
review groups.
– Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol
worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional
review board documents, or progress reports.
– Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


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 2-5
years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications


– Degree in a health-related field.


– Relevant research experience including experience with clinical
care, study enrollment, and collecting biometric data/biosamples.
– Phlebotomy experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

– Licensed as a paramedic in the state of Illinois.

Preferred Competencies

Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

Analytical skills.

Problem-solving skills.