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Director of Student Research

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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Rockford seeks applications for a full time Director of Student Research. This position will oversee the medical student research programs at UICOM-R, coordinating the development and conduct of student research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. This position also provides statistical support to faculty and students who are conducting research. Support may take the form of consultation, setting up and managing databases, conducting analyses using statistical software, assistance with research study design, and writing up statistical analyses for manuscripts and grant proposals. The person in this position will collaborate and work as a team with various departments. The person in this position may also be expected to present sessions on biostatistics for medical students and biomedical students. The Director of Student Research reports to the Regional Dean.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the United States and offers outstanding opportunities for development for its students, faculty, and staff. The campus is in Rockford a progressive, mid-sized metropolitan area in northern Illinois, one hour west of Chicago and one hour south of Madison, Wisconsin. The city has minor league baseball and hockey, numerous golf courses, award-winning park system, three botanical gardens, an art museum, theaters, a revitalizing downtown, and a river walk. Public and several private school systems are available.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in biostatistics or related field, PhD is preferred. Three years’ experience conducting basic/clinical, or health systems research. Two years previous administrative experience is required. 

To apply you must visit and include a cover letter, CV, and list three professional references.

Applications will be accepted through March 11, 2022. For fullest consideration, please apply by January 31, 2022.


Open date: December 14, 2021

Fullest consideration date: Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time)
Applications received prior to this date will be reviewed by the search committee for early action.

Final date: Friday, March 11, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time)
Applications received through March 11, 2022, will be accepted, and reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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