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Epidemiologist II
Posted: December 6, 2016

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. Since 2000, SUHI has implemented and evaluated a number of interventions focused on reducing the health burden that chronic conditions including diabetes, breast cancer, and asthma, among others, exert on some of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities.

We are seeking an epidemiologist to:

  • Support, facilitate, and coordinate daily clinical trial activities;
  • Develop and maintain study protocols and standard operating procedures;
  • Organize and manage data;
  • Conduct analyses of data gathered through our diabetes trial;
  • Contribute to grant writing and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Specific responsibilities may include: maintaining project files; leading all ethics committee approvals; supervising other research staff; developing and managing databases; preparing reports; and reviewing the literature. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of the Institute as a whole as time allows.     

The successful applicant should:

  • Ÿ  Have an M.P.H. or an M.S. in Epidemiology, Statistics, or a closely related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience OR have a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Statistics, or a closely related field;
  •   Have advanced analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata);
  • Ÿ  Have experience with clinical trials;
  • Ÿ  Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
  • Ÿ  Be comfortable working with others in a team environment;
  • Ÿ  Be able to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Ÿ  Have a working knowledge of Microsoft products including: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Experience working in a trial in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines would be ideal. The candidate should have exceptional attention to detail, the ability to think critically, and to prioritize among many study activities. An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research and investigation as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities are a plus.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Nazia Saiyed at nazia.saiyed@sinai.org by December 16, 2016. We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.

 

Epidemiologist I
Posted: December 2, 2016

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, SUHI provides evidence-based examination of community health status, the effectiveness of interventions and clinical care, and health-care delivery methodologies. Additionally, SUHI researchers have conducted epidemiologic research aimed at documenting and understanding racial and ethnic health disparities and using this information to drive change for over 15 years.  

We are seeking an epidemiologist to:

  • Gather and analyze quantitative health care utilization data (e.g. hospitalization records, Medicaid claims) for a needs assessment project
  • Analyze data from the Sinai Community Health Survey and prepare it for dissemination
  • Assist with IRB maintenance including application, modification, and renewal submissions
  • Support our relationship with Chicago Medical School
  • Contribute to grant writing and the preparation of manuscripts for publication

Specific responsibilities may include: coding in Stata; analyzing both large and small data sets using appropriate statistical methods; preparing data for presentation (both written and oral) including creating and formatting tables and graphs; performing literature reviews for grants and academic publications; providing logistical oversight for our medical student summer internship program; and teaching and mentoring of medical students.

The selected applicant will work on multiple SUHI projects and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of the Institute as a whole as time allows.     

The successful applicant should:

  • Ÿ  Have an M.P.H. or an M.S. in Epidemiology
  • Ÿ  Have solid analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (Stata or SAS)
  • Ÿ  Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Ÿ  Be comfortable working with others in a team environment
  • Ÿ  Be able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ÿ  Have a working knowledge of Microsoft products including: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Nazia Saiyed at nazia.saiyed@sinai.org by December 12, 2016.  We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.

 

Epidemiologist I
Posted: October 18, 2016

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.  Since 2000, SUHI has implemented and evaluated a number of interventions focused on reducing the health burden that chronic conditions including breast cancer, diabetes, and asthma, among others, exert on some of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities.  

We are seeking an epidemiologist to:

  • Assist in the evaluation of SUHI’s health interventions, including our breast health, diabetes, and asthma initiatives;
  • Conduct analyses of data gathered through our health interventions;
  • Perform literature reviews and maintain reference management databases;
  • Contribute to grant writing and the preparation of manuscripts for publication;
  • Facilitate the streamlining of evaluation and analysis processes across projects.

Specific responsibilities may include: assisting with data collection; designing and maintaining databases; analyzing results using appropriate statistical methods; preparing data for presentation (both written and oral); training staff on data collection and data entry; oversight of the data collection and data entry processes; periodic monitoring of the data to ensure its quality and integrity; troubleshooting to address any issues in data collection, data entry, and analysis that may arise; and, reviewing the literature.  The selected applicant will work on multiple SUHI projects and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of the Institute as a whole as time allows.     

The successful applicant should:

  • Ÿ  Have an M.P.H. or an M.S. in Epidemiology, Evaluation, or a closely related field;
  • Ÿ  Have solid analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata or SAS);
  • Ÿ  Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
  • Ÿ  Be comfortable working with others in a team environment;
  • Ÿ  Be able to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Ÿ  Have a working knowledge of Microsoft products including: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

An interest in, and experience with, community-health initiatives, clinical trials, and program evaluation are a plus.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Nazia Saiyed at nazia.saiyed@sinai.org by November 1, 2016.  We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.