Visiting Research Specialist - Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

The Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Visiting Research Specialist position. DHD houses the Illinois University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). This position will contribute to several externally funded the evaluation and research projects.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct detailed literature reviews on the impact of policy reforms on people with disabilities in the United States.
  • Manage Institutional Review Board protocols and assist with quarterly/annual reporting for various evaluations, including evaluations of managed care specific to national grants relating to the use of managed care for (1) people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, (2) people aging with physical disabilities, and (3) the use of family support within managed care for people with disabilities.
  • Conduct telephone and/or in-person interviews with various stakeholders regarding policies and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Analyze cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data from Medicaid enrollees and their families in Illinois. Evaluate the impact of implementation of Medicaid managed care program for some of the enrollees as opposed to other enrollees who remained in fee-for-service Medicaid. Write initial drafts of manuscripts specific to this analysis.
  • Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.
  • Collaborate with Principle Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals
  • Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission

Bachelor's degree in social science or related field required. Master's degree in social science preferred.
A minimum of 3 years related research experience.  Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.

Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply online by August 30, 2017 at:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.