Summer Research Intern 2018 - Dr. Domenighetti Lab, Biologics Core, Full-time at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Posted in Health Care 12 days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:
General Summary
As part of his/her academic experience, the Research Intern will assist with various activities to support one or more research projects. Responsibilities may include recruiting and interviewing patients, performing data collection and data processing, administrative duties, and literature searches.
The Research Intern will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Research Intern will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Lab Specific Description
Muscle Physiology Lab- The research focuses on design and plasticity of skeletal muscle. Currently, the lab is developing state-of-the-art approaches to understanding muscle contractures that result from cerebral palsy, stroke and spinal cord injury.

Principal Responsibilities
The Research Intern will support research projects by assisting with one or more of the following activities:
  • Patient recruitment and data collection; retrieving medical record information.
  • Transcribing, coding, cleaning and entering data.
  • Maintaining an inventory of data collection forms to ensure ease of data retrieval.
  • Construction of data tables, figures and preparation of materials for presentations.
  • Assisting with data analysis.
  • Conducting literature searches, copying and distributing articles as appropriate.
  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


  • Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Research Scientist, Principal Investigator, or Project Manager, but may be additionally directly mentored by a graduate student of post-doctoral fellow, depending on department structure.


  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Communication and mathematics skills normally acquired through college-level coursework.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology.
  • Ability to accurately review and enter project data.
  • Analytical ability required to prepare reports, maintains data inventory, and perform literature searches.
  • Ability to adhere to an approved written protocol.
  • Interpersonal skills needed to interact effectively with patients, physicians and all Institute staff as well as to effectively work with supervisors from various research projects.


  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student finishing or entering their Sophomore or Junior year.
  • GPA above 3.00.
  • Ability to accurately review and enter project data.
  • Personal accountability, a strong work ethic and professional demeanor.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



  • SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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