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Rush University Medical Center Research Trainer in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Research Trainer


Alzheimer Disease Center




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)



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Job Description:

General Summary:

Responsible for training, certification, and annual recertification of all (over 20 total) neuropsychological testers of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC), to currently include psychometricians of the RADC epidemiologic studies, patient-oriented studies, and Memory Clinic. Also monitors additional on-line training and certifications required for research compliance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Will train, certify and annually recertify all incoming research assistants (RAs) on neuropsychological, physical, and interview protocols.

Will develop and maintain tracking system for all certifications and recertifications.

Provides performance feedback through training and recertification processes. Will have direct input into RA progress during probationary period.

Will also train additional personnel to administer neuropsychological tests.

Has a thorough knowledge of the testing protocols and may serve as a resource person to the investigators and study coordinators, supervisors, and managers

Work with Data Management team to ensure RA laptops are up to date with the latest versions of the testing. Responsible for tracking updates as needed.

Maintains systems to track compliance of personnel on additional research training, including HIPAA, Human Subjects, and Hazardous materials training.

Responsible for ordering and calibration of all RA testing supplies. This will include keeping inventory, completing paper or online requisitions, and tracking arrivals and returns

Off-site travel, and travel outside the metropolitan Chicago area required

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required :

Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience neuropsychological testing at the RADC, in good standing.

Previous training experience a plus.

Understanding of Blaise forms and status codes preferable.

Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse group of people including elderly patients, caregivers, and staff

Must have good organizational skills and ability to prioritize, good judgment and decision-making skills, skill in attending to detail and accuracy in scoring test results

Computer proficiency

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry-oriented studies?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Research Trainer position with the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet® facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

  • Rush was ranked #1 Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.