Research Associate – Psychology (Environment, Development, and Health Research)

This is a full-time project coordinating position (40 hours/week) in the department of Psychology, working under Dr. Amanda Roy, the Principal Investigator of the Environment, Development, and Health Research (EDH) Group. Dr. Roy and her team study the roles of neighborhood context and poverty on individual health and development. The hired Associate will perform tasks related to lab and project management and will provide oversight of administrative and operational functions.


Duties: Research

· Assist in recruiting subjects and scheduling data collections

· Collect data via surveys, interviews, observations or other methods according to established research.

· Clean and process data. Provide summaries on research and results.

· Assist with study protocol development, as needed.

· Coordinate the ordering, inventory and maintenance of equipment, instruments and data collection and analysis tools.

· Coordinates with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at UIC to develop and generate IRB applications/protocols, amendments, and continuing reviews.



· Manages day-to-day operations

· Manages design and development of program databases and compiles data

· Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed and maintained.

· Tracks progress of activities in relation to grant deliverables and timeline.



· Act as liaison between Principal Investigator and various members of the research teams.

· Record notes at and plan agendas for project team meetings

· Gather pertinent information for papers, grants, and reporting documents.

· Supports design, formatting, and enhancement to visual layout of products and resource materials.

· Maintains lab website.


Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology, social science, or related field (required).

Knowledge of research concepts, practices and procedures.

Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Familiarity with SPSS.

Familiarity with template-based web design tools like Wix, Weebly, and/or Square Space.


Preferred: A minimum of one year research and/or project management experience.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.