Student Research Assistant


The Institute of Population and Precision Health at the University of Chicago is looking for motivated, outgoing 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.

In the beginning, student research assistants (SRAs) will primarily collect dietary recall data via phone interviews with COMPASS participants. SRAs will also work with our clinic staff to assist COMPASS participants through the informed consent process, aid in the collection of survey data, and help collect participant demographic information, physical measurements and biospecimens. The position may entail data entry. This work will be done at the University of Chicago Hospital. 



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


Hourly wage: $12 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.

Students may learn how to take vital signs and may receive training in phlebotomy.

Mentorship from experienced clinicians and researchers.

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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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