Research Scientist

Chicago, IL
Posted 2 weeks ago

A national association that assists and supports boards of nursing is seeking a Research Scientist for their Nursing Regulation Division.


Position serves as principal investigator and provides consultation into other studies and projects in the research department.  Coordinates study sites and subjects, collects data and ensures the study is conducted in an ethical and scientifically sound manner.  Designs studies to address regulatory research questions and writes the research proposals. Disseminates research findings through reports, publications, and oral presentations to internal and external groups.  Prepares fiscally responsible budgets, develops detailed timelines, closely monitors expenditures, and meets target deadlines.  Provides consultation to other researchers and staff in nursing regulation.  Identifies consultants/expert panels for a project and engages their expertise when needed.  Contributes to the overall functioning of the division of Nursing Regulation, and organization. Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

Ph.D required, RN preferred, with a qualitative and quantitative background, along with 3 years of statistical analysis; or a combination of relevant training and experience.  Research experience must include skills in both qualitative and quantitative analysis with an emphasis on quantitative skills.  Excellent written, verbal communications skills with the ability to present research plans and findings.  Survey research or measurement experience desired with an inventive approach to problem solving.  Ability to work in a team environment.   Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others.  Excellent computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office required.  Knowledge of SAS programming and/or other software used to manipulate, summarize, and produce reports from multiple, large, complex data sets.

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