Student Research Assistant


The Institute of Population and Precision Health at the University of Chicago is looking for motivated, outgoing University of Chicago students to conduct fieldwork for the Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS). COMPASS is a local study of how factors like lifestyle, genetics, and environment affect the health of Chicagoans, with an emphasis on underserved populations.

This student research assistant (SRA) will primarily be responsible for dropping off and picking up air quality data capture devices from the homes of COMPASS participants in the University of Chicago Medical Center catchment area, as well as managing the inventory of devices and collecting survey data from participants. This position requires the SRA to have access to a personal vehicle. The SRA will contact COMPASS participants to arrange drop-off and pick-up, and will drive to participant’s homes for these contactless transactions. The SRA will also lead participants through a questionnaire over the phone, and will track and enter all relevant data. This position is largely remote, with some office hours at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park.



Complete paperwork, pass a background check and drug screen, and verify immunizations.


Online HIPAA and CITI IRB training, online fire safety training, and bloodborne pathogens training (classroom-based or online).

In-person workshop on COMPASS REDCap and Qualtrics data collection and management applications.


Typically 5 -10 hours per week


Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle


Hourly wage: $14 per hour

Hands-on experience working with a diverse population of research participants.

Research experience in a large population health study.

Experience collecting, managing, and thinking about qualitative data.

Experience collecting, managing, and thinking about qualitative and air quality data.

Mentorship from experienced clinicians and researchers.

Independence and flexible hours.

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If you are interested in the student research assistant position, please fill out and submit this form. We will respond to candidates after initial screening. Thank you!

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