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CRWG Position Available: Visiting Senior Research Specialist

Visiting Senior Research Specialist – Center for Research on Women and Gender

The UIC Center of Research on Women and Gender (CRWG) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Visiting Senior Research Specialist.  The individual selected for this position will contribute to the development and implementation of research and evaluation activities at Center.   The candidate must have experience with grant writing and dissemination of research related to women’s health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, initiate and develop proposals for research and evaluation projects, both independently and by assisting other scholars, including collaboration and coordination with one or more investigators.
  • Write and assist in writing grant proposals to funding agencies: assemble documentation, secure necessary university authorizations, and author, co-author and/or edit grant proposals.
  • Develop protocols and monitor the execution of research and evaluation projects, including implementation of data collection, data analysis, and assisting with reporting requirements.
  • Disseminate research results through publications and presentations.
  • Provide expertise around quantitative and qualitative research and program evaluation within the department and with collaborating partners.
  • Make recommendations for women’s health research areas that should be investigated.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CRWG Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this position must have a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in public health or a related field and at least five years of research/evaluation experience. Research related to women’s health or sex/gender-based differences in health required.
  • Candidates must be knowledgeable about current developments and research findings in rapidly-changing health science disciplines; able to evaluate their potential applicability to research and service program; and able to adapt them for use in execution of new research.
  • Candidates must have experience with grant writing and dissemination of research through publications and presentations.
  • Candidates must demonstrate high-level skills in data analysis, quantitative and qualitative research methodology and evaluation.
  • Candidates must have excellent writing skills.
  • Candidates must be able to work with researchers from many fields, and in a multidisciplinary, multicultural context. Candidates must also be comfortable working with community groups and community agencies.
  • Previous experience leading evaluation or research projects, and experience supervising project staff, including undergraduate and graduate students, strongly preferred.

 

This is a full time position. The position will begin on February 16, 2015. For fullest consideration, submit a cover letter, CV, and names and addresses of three references, by December 26, 2014. Please apply through the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=47012&job=visiting-senior-research-specialist-crwg

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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CRWG Partners with Mujeres Latinas en Accion on Economic Security Report

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The Center for Research on Women and Gender partnered with Mujeres Latinas en Accion, the longest-standing Latina organization in the country, on their latest “Latina Portrait” annual policy report. This year’s report focused on economic security. CRWG Assistant Director Veronica Arreola wrote the introduction to the report and attended the report release press conference in September.

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The study found that Latin@s* are overrepresented in Chicago’s low-wage workforce. While they make up 26% of the city’s population, 42% of low-wage workers are Latin@. Undocumented Latin@s are most at risk for living in poverty. Due to their status, undocumented Latinas often must choose undesirable low-wage work or informal work in which they cannot fight for better pay or working conditions due to threat of being fired or deported. These low-wage industries also often expose Latinas to exploitation from supervisors. Undocumented Latin American women are at an increased risk of experiencing wage theft or being paid less than minimum wage, as well as sexual violence. This situation has local implications, as women comprise nearly half of the undocumented population in Illinois.

The impact of low-wage work on Latinas is exemplified by the monthly cost of childcare in Illinois, which can total $1,469, while a full-time minimum wage earner will make just $1,430 a month. The high cost of child care may keep Latinas in low-wage work because it limits the type of work they can do, in attempt to minimize childcare costs.

The “Latina Portrait” did not just paint a bleak state of affairs. It ends with a number of policy recommendations including raising the minimum wage, establishing earned sick-time, and creating a domestic workers bill of rights. Recommendations for action are detailed for allies who work in local government, labor and service organizations, and academia.

To read the full report, visit Mujeres Latinas en Accion and click on “Latina Portrait: Latinas and Economic Security.”

*Using Latin@ instead of “Latino” recognizes both Latinos and Latinas. For this Latina Portrait, Latin@ was used to differentiate between Latin@s of all genders and when just talking about Latina women.


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Drs. Patil and Geller will work together to conduct a needs assessment in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a focus on reducing maternal mortality. Based on the needs assessment, they will adapt a continuum-of-care approach for city residents. The continuum of care approach has successfully reduced maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhage in rural areas of the developing world. The goal of the research is to identify factors that put urban women at risk of dying from postpartum bleeding.

For more information, visit: http://news.uic.edu/seed-grants-foster-research-projects-in-global-health#sthash.LDbcKNJm.dpuf


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