Seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (Hourly)

The Institute for Health Research and Policy is seeking a graduate student research assistant to work approximately 15 hours a week assisting with data collection on a multi-site evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.


Responsibilities will include reaching out to study participants (adolescents and their parents) in diverse locations throughout the U.S. via email, phone, and other modalities as needed, facilitating their completion of study surveys, ensuring that participants receive the appropriate compensation, and, when necessary (e.g., youth is no longer a minor) securing appropriate study consent and documentation.


The ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, be at ease working in a dynamic, supportive, but also demanding team environment, have related experience in research and/or community outreach, and be interested in the topic area of the study. It will also be essential to have flexibility to work late afternoons and evenings during the week and occasionally on weekends. All applicants must be masters- or doctoral-level graduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Starting in January

The position will begin immediately (January) and will require a commitment of at least 15 hours/work per week through the end of the spring semester. All work will be on-site at the Institute for Health Research and Policy. A tuition waiver is not included with this position.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, CV/resume, and names and contact information for at least two references to Vanessa Brechling at

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