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Gilda’s Club Chicago – Patient Navigator (Bi-lingual)

Gilda's Club Chicago

Primary Duties

Gilda’s Club Chicago’s (GCC) Patient Navigator will provide Spanish and English language outreach to reach patients and family members impacted by breast cancer throughout Chicago. The individual will work in a number of individual hospitals which serve medically underserved individuals. S/he will work within the hospital to increase access to existing GCC programs in the hospital and community. Reporting to the Program Manager, Latino and Community Initiatives, the Patient Navigator operates in full compliance with Gilda’s Club Chicago’s program philosophy and provides efforts to expand membership and increase awareness of the Club’s mission while advancing the brand identity that Gilda’s Club Chicago has built. As a spokesperson for Gilda’s Club Chicago s/he represents the club in a way that is consistent with and supportive of Gilda’s Club Chicago’s overall strategic plan and vision. As part of the Program Staff the Patient Navigator will work collaboratively throughout the organization and the partner hospitals. The Patient Navigator will interface with patients and families, GCC participants, program staff, hospital professionals, volunteers and the community at large.

Position Summary

  • Bring awareness of the benefit of psychosocial support as an essential part of care for those impacted by cancer
  •  Provide outreach to breast cancer patients where they receive treatment and referring them to GCC programs included, but not limited to, Open to Options, Navigating Your Life with Cancer, Support Groups and mind-body activities.
  •  Refer patients and family members to appropriate community resources and distribute a cancer-referral resource guide in English and Spanish to provide a continuum of care.
  •  Work with health care professionals to identify new opportunities to promote Gilda’s Club Chicago to patients and families.
  •  Track the number of encounters and referrals made to GCC and other resources
  •  Attend community events, such as health fairs and wellness event, to promote GCC’s program of support
  •  Participate in GCC community activities and Clubhouse functions as appropriate.
  •  Work with Outreach Volunteers, working in the African American, Latino and Faith communities, to represent Gilda’s Club Chicago at community events. 
  • Track and report all grant related activities, including data collection, implementation of grant terms and reporting requirements. 
  • Grant funded position, contingent on grant renewal

Education and Experience Requirements
The ideal candidate should have the following experience:

  •  High school degree or equivalent. 
  • Experience in outreach or community engagement 
  • Knowledge of community resources in the Latino and African American community 
  • Effective oral and written communicator 
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, understanding and commitment to working with people impacted by cancer 
  • Ability to work a regular schedule with occasional nights or weekends required. 
  • Must have own transportation or ability to use public transportation (mileage reimbursement provided)

Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate will be:

  •  Committed to Gilda’s Club mission and excited about its growth and potential.
  •  A good listener
  •  A hard worker with a high energy level
  •  A highly organized individual who manages his/her time effectively and is skillful at multitasking. 
  • A motivated self-starter of integrity who is committed to service and excellence. 
  • A team player. 
  • Emotionally mature and self-confident, with professional demeanor, sound judgment and a good sense of humor. 
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaking

Please Submit Resumes To:
Jeanette Santana Gonzalez
Program Manager, Latino and Community Initiatives Gilda’s Club Chicago

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Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Cancer Control and Survivorship: Assistant or Associate Professor (Team Science Track)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s (Lurie Cancer Center) Cancer Control and Survivorship (CCS) Program at Northwestern University invite applications for a full-time position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The Department, the Lurie Cancer Center and the CCS Program provide a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery in cancer survivors across the lifespan. MSS and the Lurie Cancer Center jointly provide a rich platform for research including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Because an interdisciplinary, collaborative orientation is a defining element of the Department and the Cancer Center, both provide an ideal home for scholars whose work is collaborative, integrative and cuts across traditional content areas. The CCS program includes research themes that focus on behavioral and population science research, outcomes measurement, disparities research, quality of care, biobehavioral mechanisms, symptom management and behavioral interventions across the lifespan with exceptional opportunities for community-based and translational research.

We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to be part of a highly collaborative, translational and transformative research program and have research interests and expertise in patient centered outcomes research, with emphasis on assessment, clinical application of measurement science and/or behavioral and psychosocial interventions in cancer survivorship. Such approaches may include, but are not limited to, clinic- and e-Health-based measurement and intervention applications for distress and symptom burden, integration of such approaches in EHR platforms to facilitate continuity of care and improve patient centered outcomes, development and implementation of pragmatic and adaptive tailored interventions that are informed by state of the art and technology-based measurement approaches to deliver necessary precision care to optimize patient centered outcomes, and integration of assessment of patient centered outcomes, and intervention or patient centered outcome data analysis opportunities in the context of state of the art precision medicine activity within the Lurie Cancer Center’s novel therapeutics and genomic profiling programs.

For this team scientist position, we are seeking candidates with a strong collaborative orientation and a track record of significant scientific contributions as part of a translational team. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a history of extramural funding as PI and/or co-investigator roles. MSS, the CCS program and the Lurie Cancer Center and the Cancer Survivorship Institute have a highly collaborative culture in which multiple investigators have opportunities to work in tandem on large-scale outcomes and team science research. Participation in MSS Departmental training activities and University service are also expected and valued. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full-time, continuing position. Start date is flexible.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Medical Social Sciences can be viewed at Information about the Cancer Center and the Cancer Survivorship Institute can be viewed at and Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, representative reprints and names of three references to Search Chair, Frank J. Penedo, PhD, Please reference search #P-140N-16 in the subject line of the email. Click here for more information.

Posting submitted by:
Frank J. Penedo, PhD
Roswell Park Professor
Departments of Medical Social Sciences, Psychology & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Program Leader, Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program
Director, Cancer Survivorship Institute
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Seeking graduate trainee facilitators- intern level; some hourly and part-time

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Are you interested in research, public health, or LGBTQ issues? We’re looking for exceptional undergraduate or graduate interns and part-time employees beginning summer 2017 to serve as facilitators for a relationship education and sexual health promotion program for young male couples. This research is being conducted by Dr. Michael Newcomb at Northwestern University.

2GETHER is an innovative HIV prevention and relationship education program for young male couples. 2GETHER is unique, integrating both group-based and individualized couple sessions in order to address the needs of both HIV-positive and HIV-negative young men in romantic relationships with other men. The intervention concentrates on enhancing various relationship factors, such as communication and coping skills, to improve sexual satisfaction and reduce HIV transmission risk within the context of romantic relationships. We are currently evaluating 2GETHER in two randomized controlled trials, and we are looking for facilitators for both 2GETHER and the control arms (i.e., a positive emotion enhancement program and couples-based HIV testing and counseling). These projects are being funded by two grants from the National Institutes of Health, awarded to Dr. Michael Newcomb in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University.

Session Facilitators will deliver 2GETHER intervention and control condition programs to assigned groups of young male couples over the course of 4 consecutive weeks per cohort (no more than 6 couples, or 12 individuals, per cohort). We will provide intervention and control curriculum and protocols for facilitators to work from, as well as facilitation training and ongoing weekly supervision to ensure quality and consistency of curricular delivery. Each workshop session will require at least 4 hours of in-person facilitation per week. Time for preparation outside of sessions will vary based on facilitator experience. Duties related to recruitment may be assigned as needed, as well as other study related activities within reason. Volunteer facilitators will be expected to work approximately 10 hours/week, and paid hourly facilitators will be expected to work 10-20 hours/week. Availability to work a flexible schedule accommodating evening and weekend sessions preferred. Positions begin in June 2017.

Planning and running intervention and control condition groups; keeping in contact with participants between sessions through email, phone calls, text messages, and online and other channels, as needed; maintaining up-to-date and accurate study documentation; participation in weekly team meetings.

Proven success in group and co-facilitation; the ability to foster an open and engaging environment; high level of interpersonal skill with the ability to navigate sensitive and confidential information while maintaining professional boundaries; strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Application Instructions: If interested, please send your CV/resume and a brief statement of interest to Ricky Hill ( by May 15, 2017.

ISGMH Mission: The mission of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity. Directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski, ISGMH has multiple NIH- and foundation-funded studies and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research and translate findings into interventions.

ISGMH Diversity Statement: Northwestern University and ISGMH’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, the ISGMH advances the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among ISGMH staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.

Opportunity sent by:
Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine
Associate Director of Scientific Development
Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Northwestern University
625 N Michigan Ave, Room 14-059
Chicago, IL 60611
Pronouns: He/Him/His

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ChicagoCHEC Research Project Manager

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Job Summary:

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative is seeking to hire a full-time Research Project Manager (Center Manager).

Manages all activities associated with biomedical &/or social-behavioral research studies considered very complex by the inclusion of several of the following: multiple investigators, teams, sites, sub-contracts, participants, longitudinal assessments/ interventions; &/or multi-million dollar budgets. Ensures completion of contract requirements & client specifications. Oversees day-to-day operations including identifying & securing needed resources; creating, implementing, monitoring, & updating project plans; facilitating meetings with appropriate parties; tracking tasks/deliverables to ensure timelines, milestones &/or goals are attained; monitoring & reporting progress as appropriate; & resolving or escalating issues in a timely manner. May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Specific Responsibilities:


Provides complex scientific & technical leadership in determining research priorities & the plan, design & execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meet specified objectives.
Provides strategic management and leadership support for Principal Investigator’s (PIs) research programs
Plans, develops & implements new processes & protocols to support research studies & maximize/extend study capabilities.
Establishes systems for the orderly functioning of the (PIs) projects.
Oversees completion of study activities per protocol.
Ensures that study protocols are in compliance with appropriate rules & regulations & reviews study progress and recommends revisions, amendments, and/or other study changes as necessary to better meet needs of sponsors.
Oversees completion of study activities per protocol and according to timeline.
Reviews scientific literature & evaluates & recommends applicable techniques & procedures.

Analyzes, evaluates & interprets data to determine relevance to research.
Assists PI in developing statistical methods & models to analyze & report data based upon study requirements.
Prepares results & may co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc.
Creates data for use in grant submission & develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Acts as liaison between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions.
Interface and coordinate with all internal and external groups and stakeholders
Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
Provides leadership in grant and manuscript writing, preparation, and submission
Keep PIs apprised of issues affecting and relating to staff performance, study design issues, study progress and budget issues.
Maintain required project documentation and support PIs in developing study protocols, IRB reports and amendments, annual NIH report and other reports as needed.
Organize, facilitate, and attend project meetings.
Finance (approx. 5%)

May create &/or manage research study budget which may include deciding on & approving expenditures of funds based on budget.
Monitors accounts.
Negotiates prices & specifications with vendors.
Purchases supplies, materials, equipment & services.
Ensures appropriate allocation & compliance.
Invoices study sponsors for study tests/procedures.
Supervision (approx. 10%)

Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise lab EEs, students, residents &/or fellows.
Acts as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 5 years’ research study or other relevant experience required; OR
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Must complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Proven ability to strategize, think operationally, organize, and implement research programs.
Project management and leadership experience.
Strong problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.
Excellent listening, communication, writing, and presentation skills.
Strong organizational skills & attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree in a social or health science + 3 years’ experience in public health research.
Bilingual Spanish
Strong foundation in research methodology and proven track record in working successfully in diverse range of ethnic, cultural, and economic communities.
Proven ability to work in teams and foster collaborative environments.
High degree of professionalism.
Experience authoring research related publications/manuscripts.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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Senior Research Specialist (Study Activation)- University of Illinois Cancer Center

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Senior Research Specialist – Cancer Center (Job ID #77071)
Medicine/Cancer Center
Academic Professional

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a Senior Research Specialist (Study Activation) position. This position provides study activation support for institutional investigators, research staff, and research administration. This position also serves as the liaison between the Clinical Trials Office, research sponsors, the UIC system, physicians and participating cooperative groups, consortiums and sub-contract sites.

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all investigators for protocol implementation-related questions/concerns.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for sponsors for all aspects of the study start-up process including processing and completion of internal and external feasibility.
  • Notify and submit all study start-up documents to the proper department to begin start-up activities (regulatory, contract, finance, clinical, data management, pharmacy)
  • Ensure all start-up activities have concluded and the trial is ready for activation prior to site activation announcement • Input all new studies into OnCore.
  • Assist in the intake process for all studies and communication to various parties of all requirements needed prior to opening a study.
  • Assist in communicating all training requirements and contractual/regulatory processes required for onboarding new physicians, physician groups, research staff, and clinical staff who will be participating in research.
  • Track all study start-up activities and provide timely reports to management.
  • Participate in meetings regarding start-up activities.
  • Schedule PSV, SIV and feasibility meetings for all new studies.
  • Work closely with the clinical research management team to draft/execute timely communication of all research updates and new/revised policy information/updates to appropriate research community.
  • Provide assistance with clinical research recruitment planning for local and affiliate trial locations.
  • Troubleshoot logistical challenges in protocol implementation and conduct and maintain FAQs (or similar tools) for participating investigators and research staff to access.
  • Assist with site assessment visits and feasibility reviews.

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required.
Minimum of 5 years related clinical research experience in a healthcare, pharmaceutical/CRO or clinical setting required.?
ACRP/SoCRA certification preferred.

For fullest consideration apply by: 4/7/17


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.

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Research Specialist (Regulatory) – University of Illinois Cancer Center

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Research Specialist – Cancer Center (Job ID #77005)
Medicine/Cancer Center
Academic Professional

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking candidates for Research Specialist (Regulatory) positions. These positions contribute to the design and delivery of research protocols and collaborate with researchers to develop, execute, and interpret research protocols. Position also creates and processes appropriate documents through the university systems for protocol initial and continued use in the clinics.

  • Collaborate with Principal Investigators and researchers to develop and implement objectives and design of research protocols in the Cancer Center Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO). Creates and reviews documentation for institutional approval of: protocols, physicians, and clinical staff to open and/or continue participation in clinical research protocols from national clinical trials, industry, external agencies, and internal sources.
  • Implement complex data collection and tracking mechanisms necessary for clinical research compliance with FDA, NCI, UIC and sponsored guidelines.
  • Replicate, refine and add new research approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement change as needed.
  • Keep current on legislation, rules, regulations, procedures, and development; educate physicians and staff regarding changes related to clinical research protocols, university staff, affiliates, and patients.
  • Contribute material, prepare reports, and assist in the writing of research findings for papers, presentations, and other documents.
  • Assist Principal Investigator in protocol submission.
  • Guide, train, and advise other staff members and students on techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required; master’s degree preferred.

Minimum of three years of related research experience; clinical trials office experience a plus.

Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods; proficient in research development and implementation.

Training or experience with computerized information retrieval systems and other computer software programs, preferably in an academic or health care setting.

Must have strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and organization skills.

For fullest consideration apply by 3/24/17.

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.

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Research Specialist (Community Based Screening/Navigation Manager) – University of Illinois Cancer Center

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Research Specialist (Community Based Screening/Navigation Manager) – Cancer Center (Job ID #77107)
Medicine/Cancer Center
Academic Professional

The University of Illinois Cancer Center (UICC)Office of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Sciences (OCERIS) is seeking candidates for a Research Specialist (Community Based Screening/Navigation Manager) position.  As part of this dynamic team this position conducts research by assisting with the research development, implementation and data collection of community engaged research and assists community outreach and engagement efforts and oversees research coordinators/community based navigator.

  • Oversee the execution of screening/navigation research programs according to Office of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Sciences (OCERIS).
  • Oversee/Supervise community based research coordinators and community health educators and navigators.
  • Oversee the Creation of, update, maintenance and analysis of community engagement research, screening and navigation.
  • Assist with the design of OCERIS training and education activities and coordinate with other research sites.
  • Aligns community based screening and navigation with access and awareness to clinical trials with CTO office and provides key input on development of clinical trials based on identified community needs.
  • Assist in the identification of community based priorities for research, screening and navigation by assisting in conduct of needs assessment and partnering with community based organizations and advocacy groups and serve on intuitional and local boards for community engaged research.
  • Monitor quality assurance for all collected and maintained data for the OCERIS research programs.
  • May conduct literature searches and assist with funding/grant applications.
  • Order appropriate supplies and maintain inventories as needed.
  • Maintain detailed records and written reports for the OCERIS communications activities.
  • Maintain and process paperwork for OCERIS education materials and cancer screening tools.

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required and 3 years previous experience required.

Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, knowledge of community based screening and navigation practices and procedures, knowledge of community-based participatory research a plus.

Multi lingual is a plus.

Entry level knowledge of research methods and the ability to work independently and problem solve.

For fullest consideration apply by: 3/27/17

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.

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