• Behavioral Research Associate

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    The behavioral research associate assists the Research Coordinator, Co-Investigators, and Principal Investigators with the day-to-day activities of behavioral research studies a multi-site randomized controlled trial of a web-based (mobile responsive) intervention targeting young men who have sex with men at risk of HIV, ages 13-18 as well as various other studies within the Division of Adolescent Medicine.


    1. Participates in IRB human subjects training and maintains appropriate professional competencies. Attends training on the protection of human subjects during the first 6 months of employment and as required thereafter.
    2. Actively recruits the target population into the study per the study protocol(s).
    3. Coordinates and schedule meetings with community partners, as needed, to facilitate community-based recruitment and collaboration.
    4. Maintain databases and other records of all recruitment activities.
    5. Screens interested participants for study eligibility and schedules participants for enrollment and follow-up visits.
    6. Retains enrolled research participants through reminder calls, letters, email contact and other activities per study protocol and procedures.
    7. Administers participants study visits at all time points (on-going, longitudinal), including consent/assent, HIV testing and counseling, STI specimen collection, interview data collection and other activities per the study protocol and procedures.
    8. Assists in the development and modification of study protocols and procedures, as needed.
    9. Gathers patient-related medical information from Electronic Medical Records and outside physicians/institutions as necessary. Adheres to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential clinical and administrative information.
    11. Provides back-up and support for all project areas.
    12. Adhere to highest level of participant and patient confidentiality.
    13. Complete other duties as assigned.




    1. Bachelor's degree in a social science or related field required.
    2. Knowledge and skill with Electronic Medical Records, word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, database, presentation, and desktop publishing software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)
    3. Skill and ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences
    4. Skill and ability to prioritize, organize, and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
    5. Ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and solving problems
    6. Experience working effectively and competently with sexual and gender minority individuals required.
    7. Certification in HIV testing and counseling preferred.


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