Illinois State Cancer Registry Research Coordinator position

  • 1.  Illinois State Cancer Registry Research Coordinator position

    Posted 01-31-2023 01:09 PM

    Please see position details below.


    Lori Koch, BA, CCRP, CTR | Registry Director

    Illinois State Cancer Registry, Illinois Dept. of Public Health

    535 W. Jefferson St., 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62761

    (217) 785-7132 Office line  (217)557-4090 Research line

    (217) 557-0025 Fax


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    Job Title: Research Coordinator/PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR Opt 6C

    Agency: Department of Public Health Office: Policy, Planning & Statistics Division: EPI Studies

    Posting ID: 22-22-0310

    Posted: 1/31/23-2/14/23

    Salary: $6,956-$10,607 Monthly Job Type: Salaried Full Time County: Sangamon

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Plan/BU: RC063


    This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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    Agency Marketing Statement

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.


    Position Overview

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform complex technical and advisory functions to evaluate quality, completeness, and validity of cancer data, to identify program problems and prepare methods to alleviate the problems. Under general direction, carries out scientific and administrative responsibilities and ensures scientific quality of the Illinois State Cancer Registry research activities. Plans, develops, designs, supervises and conducts highly technical planning and analytical management studies of highly complex scientific research projects in the field of cancer epidemiology. Using scientific and epidemiologic approaches, performs and coordinates scientific investigations and specialized surveillance activities using data from the Illinois State Cancer Registry and other available databases from other institutions or agencies. Supervises, reviews, evaluates, and ensures quality of work of cancer research staff.

    Assists program staff in the use of epidemiologic data and research findings in planning and program development. Serves as Research Coordinator for the Research Section of the Illinois State Cancer Registry, Division of Epidemiologic Studies.

    Job Responsibilities


    1.  Develops, plans, designs, implements, and conducts highly complex agency-wide scientific research plans and studies using the Illinois State Cancer Registry database and coordinates special studies of the possible causal relationships of hazardous toxic substances and human health effects.

    2.  Serves as working supervisor; assigns and reviews work.

    3.  Coordinates the surveillance activities of the registry programs pertaining to cancer research projects.

    4.  Confers with manager of the Illinois State Cancer Registry, in planning epidemiologic uses of the registry data.

    5.  Coordinates the planning and preparation for analyses of registry data for official reports and scientific publications.

    6.  Coordinates responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

    7.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


    Minimum Qualifications

    1.  Requires possession of a Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, demography, bio-statistics, sociology, psychology, economics or related social science research field from an accredited university.

    2.  Requires four years professional experience in applied epidemiology, biostatistics, or in population, or a related research field.


    Preferred Qualifications

    1.  Masters (MPH, MS, MA) or Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr. Ph., ScD) from an accredited university in a population science (epidemiology, public health, demography), or a research science with strong measurement focus and an emphasis on populations.

    2.  Three years professional experience in conducting surveillance and data analyses to identify the magnitude of community health problems, duration, trends, location and populations at risk using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, R, SUDANN, STATA, or EpiInfo.

    3.  Two years experience coordinating scientific investigations and research projects in the field of applied epidemiology, biostatistics, population studies, or a related research field.

    4.  Two years experience creating reports and scientific publications.

    5.  One-year supervisory experience.

    Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:00

    Work Location: 535 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5076 Agency Contact Email: Phone #: 217-785-2031


    This position DOESN'T contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs).



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