• Behavioral Research Assistant

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/4/2018 10:44 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Behavioral Research Assistant works on the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) project as a data abstractor. This project is part of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Will be exposed to sensitive and at times graphic information depicting violent deaths. 


    1. Complete training of web-based software and coding manual. Provide background clearance information to the CDC.
    2. Report to various counties in Illinois to abstract data from files of coroner/medical examiner offices and law enforcement agencies, as scheduled by project manager. Will require travel by car/train to various agencies.
    3. Conduct data collection onto secure laptop, using web-based software. Responsible for securing laptop in safe location while out of the office.
    4. Keep records of deviations and file updates and report progress to project manager.
    5. Complete data cleaning and assist with data analysis and report writing.
    6. Attend staff meetings and other office/administrative functions.


    1. College level candidate, Bachelor degree strongly preferred (minimum HS diploma/GED required).
    2. Ability to travel by car/train to various locations throughout Illinois.
    3. Good organizational skills and attention to detail important.
    4. Ability to both work independently and effectively communicate and collaborate with other staff.
    5. Knowledge of computer skills e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access.
    6. Sensitive to issues of confidentiality, comply with HIPAA and FOIA regulations.
    7. Comply with CDC background clearance.
    8. Flexibility, work schedule may vary depending on abstraction schedule.


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