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The Breathe Chicago Center© (BCC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago conducts research in lung disease funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. We conduct studies in collaboration with academic health centers in Chicago and across the U.S.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of research coordinators, informaticians, regulatory specialists, designers, physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, and statisticians. We develop, test, and implement innovative, data-driven strategies to improve lung health. Our results are published in peer-reviewed medical journals

We are always searching for passionate and dedicated members to join our team. Current positions listed below, if you would like to hear more, please contact Cindy Leman at crleman@uic.edu.

Research Project Manager

Posted: 03/18/2021

We are currently seeking applicants to join the team as a Research Project Manager.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of research coordinators, informaticians, regulatory specialists, designers, physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, and statisticians. We develop, test, and implement innovative, data-driven strategies to investigate and improve COVID-19 outcomes in the community we serve as well as the broader population. We work to improve lung health in patients with asthma and COPD, and seek to understand the impact of COVID-19 in these vulnerable populations. Our results are published in peer- reviewed medical journals.

Are you a good fit for our team?
– You have a passion for answering important research questions, especially engaging those typically underrepresented in research but who bear a disproportionate burden from chronic lung disease and COVID-19.
– You excel at taking responsibility for the administration and execution of goals, tasks, and milestones across multiple immediate and long-term projects.
– You demonstrate attention to detail in completing study procedures, data entry, and regulatory submissions
– You like to problem solve. In doing so, you are able to prioritize tasks, coordinate diverse teams, track resource management, and ultimately ensure timely completion of projects.
– You excel at developing materials to guide challenging conversations, creating workflow mapping for process improvement, or analyzing technical system requirements.
– You thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment and are able to pivot direction and strategy when needed.
– Your colleagues would describe you as an excellent communicator, mission-driven, intellectually curious, and flexible.

Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., MPH, MBA) preferred.
– A minimum of five years of professional level research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
– Previous management-level experience in directing complex clinical research project is desirable
– Demonstrated proficiency in project management, including planning, execution, delivery, quality
assurance, and reporting.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others and build relationships across multiple stakeholder groups and various levels of the organization.

Benefits
UIC offers an exciting place to work. Our excellent benefits package is inclusive of health benefits including vision coverage, dental and life insurance and participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). Benefits also include paid holidays, generous vacation and sick time, as well as many optional benefits. UIC offers competitive salaries.

For any questions, please contact Cindy Leman at crleman@uic.edu.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Posted: 03/01/2021

We are currently seeking applicants to join the team as a Clinical Research Coordinator.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of research coordinators, informaticians, regulatory specialists, designers, physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, and statisticians. We develop, test, and implement innovative, data-driven strategies to investigate and improve COVID-19 outcomes in the community we serve as well as the broader population. We work to improve lung health in patients with asthma and COPD, and seek to understand the impact of COVID-19 in these vulnerable populations. Our results are published in peer- reviewed medical journals.

Are you a good fit for our team?
– You have a passion for helping people breathe better, especially those typically underrepresented in research but who bear a disproportionate burden from COVID-19 and chronic lung disease.
– You enjoy engaging with study participants via phone, in-person, and value building a relationship of trust.
– You demonstrate attention to detail in completing study procedures, data entry, and regulatory submissions.
– You like to problem-solve and teach others how you did it.
– You are excited to identify and implement new approaches to recruiting study participants.
– You like to learn from your colleagues and through participating in courses and workshops.
– Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Candidates with two years of clinical research experience preferred.

Benefits
UIC offers an exciting place to work. Our excellent benefits package is inclusive of health benefits including vision coverage, dental and life insurance and participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). Benefits also include paid holidays, generous vacation and sick time, as well as many optional benefits. UIC offers competitive salaries.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please click here.
For any questions, please contact Lauren Castro at lschra3@uic.edu.