School of Social
University of Illinois at
Located in Chicago,
Overview: The UIUC School of Social Work,
invites applications for postdoctoral training in the context of an
NIH-funded randomized trial testing virtual reality (VR) software
to treat depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients. The
postdoctoral scholar will join Dr. Rosalba Hernandez’s lab which is
focused on exploring the effects of positive psychological assets
on cardiovascular health, particularly as it applies to
racial/ethnic minority populations. In addition to hands-on
training, by overseeing a large randomized trial, the position
provides multidisciplinary training and mentorship for scholars to
develop their research portfolio and train as a researcher and
author of independently funded research.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran
status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage research studies, collaborating with staff including
sponsoring agencies, organizations and other research or
educational institutions to ensure project objectives are
- Monitor study performance, including recruitment and retention;
analyze & review results.
- Maintain a detailed knowledge of all study protocols and serve
as a primary liaison with external collaborators, and sponsors.
Manage and ensure completion of study activities per
- Responsible for designing materials, developing study forms,
measures, and protocols.
- Collaborate with faculty on NIH funded projects.
- Oversee IRB maintenance for all studies under supervision
including development of new IRB protocols, maintenance of UIUC IRB
approvals, and coordination with other partner IRBs.
- Assist in the design and implementation of new grants proposals
- Lead meetings and present weekly updates on recruitment,
retention and study progress.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special
projects as assigned.
- Develop surveys and other data collection instruments and
protocols. Data collection, interpretation and utilization of data
- Develop detailed and well-documented SAS programs to manage,
manipulate, and analyze complex datasets
- Author peer-reviewed publications and conference
- Present research at scientific conferences, both national and
An earned PhD from fields of social work, public health,
psychology, epidemiology, health services, or nursing. Demonstrated
proficiency using various statistical software programs and
knowledge of RedCap and other online data collection tools. Good
oral and written communication skills, strong analytic and
organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and
effectively follow through with multiple priorities under deadline
pressure. Spanish fluency preferred.
Salary and Appointment Information:
This is a full-time (100%), Postdoctoral Research Associate
position located in Chicago, Illinois. Salary is competitive and
commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as
soon as possible after the closing date.
Qualified applicants must create a candidate profile
through https://jobs.illinois.edu and
upload a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three professional references. Full
consideration will be given to applications received
by January 31, 2022. Interviews and hires may
take place before the closing date, but all applications received
by the closing date will receive full consideration. All requested
information must be submitted for your application to be
For further information about this specific position,
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