Visiting Research Associate I/All US Program

  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Hiring Department: Department of Medicine/Institute for Minority Health Research
  • Location: Chicago


The University of Illinois Department of Medicine is seeking candidates for Research Associate I positions in the All of Us Research Program, a Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Study. The All of Us Research Program seeks to extend precision medicine to all diseases by building a national research cohort of one million or more U.S. participants. All of Us is a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research at the intersection of human biology, behavior, genetics, environment, data science, computation and much more to produce new knowledge with the goal of developing more effective ways to treat disease. As part of this dynamic team, the Research Associate I staff are point persons in recruiting and enrolling research participants into this historic program.

  • Utilize communication skills to gain agreement from members to participate in the research program; persistently forge trusting relationships and engage individuals not readily familiar with the research.
  • Support participants in completing informed consent procedures and questionnaires on an iPad/mobile device.
  • Conduct the physical measurements component of the interview (including height, weight, hip and waist circumference, and automated blood pressure) and biospecimen collection and processing.
  • Work with clinical and research staff regarding participant engagement and recruitment operations.
  • Follow the IRB protocol as outlined by the study.
  • Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis.
  • Enter data related to physical measures and biospecimen samples.
  • Maintain detailed records of results and prepare written protocols.
  • Use the telephone and follow scripts to reach out to current and potential participants; this requires good oral communication skills to convey the research’s importance.
  • Work with clinical and community liaisons on the research.
  • Responsible for other research clinic-related duties such as preparing for the participant visits, setting up and cleaning the exam rooms, entering data, and performing data and equipment quality control checks.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or a related field required
  • Demonstrates multicultural sensitivity with the ability to effectively and collaboratively work with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic research concepts, practices and procedures
  • Ability to review and adhere to research protocols with great attention to detail
  • Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations


About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.