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Adminstrative Assistant II
Posted: August 24, 2017

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) is a research center dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of committed and energetic social epidemiologists, the Institute provides evidence-based examination of community health status, the effectiveness of interventions and clinical care, and health-care delivery methodologies. We are seeking an Administrative Assistant II to support administrative functions and ensure smooth day-to-day operations of SUHI.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Basic departmental accounting tasks such as check requests and deposits; providing pay histories for all current grant projects
  • Ensuring a functional work environment by initiating and tracking requests for supportive services (IT, environmental services, engineering, security, etc).
  • Assisting with on-boarding new staff and provide department orientation
  • Planning meetings and providing minutes
  • Performing a variety of administrative support tasks including copying, filing, faxing, recordkeeping, and maintaining department calendars and email.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); some college coursework preferred, AND 3-7 years of related experience, preferably in a health care setting; or completion of a vocational or certification from a recognized training program.

The successful applicant should:

  • Extensive knowledge of office methods and procedures, filing, telephone techniques, and office equipment, as well as English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Ability to perform secretarial and clerical duties with speed, accuracy and minimal supervision.
  • Requires intermediate math skills.
  • Must be a self-starter who completes tasks in a timely manner without reminders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills enabling him/her to interact with caregivers in all settings of the Health System.
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to juggle many requests, many tasks, and many people all at one time.
  • Must have good computer skills: Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint at a minimum. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Must exhibit sensitivity to all patients and caregivers and be culturally competent in dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds, race/ethnicities, orientations.

Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color and women to apply. If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter ASAP to Jamie Campbell at

Senior Epidemiologist
Posted: February 28, 2017

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) is a unique research center dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of committed and energetic social epidemiologists, the Institute provides evidence-based examination of community health status and health disparities, as well as the effectiveness of behavioral, social, and disease management interventions.

We are seeking an epidemiologist to:

  • Conduct independent and collaborative research that will advance the SUHI mission;
  • Seek funding opportunities and lead grant writing activities in line with SUHI strategies;
  • Provide guidance regarding study design, data analysis, and methodology to both epidemiologic and health intervention research endeavors;
  • Lead and support the preparation of manuscripts for publication using a variety of data sources, including Sinai Community Health Survey data, vital records, and claims data.

Specific responsibilities may include: supervising and mentoring other research staff and medical students; managing study activities, data, and reports; analyzing data sets using appropriate statistical methods; and identifying and obtaining new funding sources. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of SUHI as a whole as time allows.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in public health (such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field) and at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Evidence of ability to generate external funds, including federal funding, for research;
  • Experience leading epidemiological and/or community health intervention research, including experience as a Principal Investigator on nationally-funded projects;
  • Advanced analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata);
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
  • Comfortable working with others in a diverse team environment.

The candidate should have exceptional attention to detail, as well as the ability to think critically and prioritize among numerous activities. An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities is a plus.

If interested, please apply online through  If you have specific questions about the position or SUHI, please contact Maureen Benjamins at We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2017.