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Research Speech Language Pathologist - Aphasia Core, Full-time in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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Job Description

General Summary

The Research Speech & Language Pathologist will follow a research protocol to evaluate and treat speech and language problems in adults with neurologic communication disorders. The Research Speech and Language Pathologist will also assist with data collection, analysis and management of assigned research studies.

The Research Speech & Language Pathologist will consistently demonstrate support of the RIC 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 Speech & Language Pathologist will demonstrate RIC Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and RIC Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities



The Research Speech & Language Pathologist will:

  1. Participate in research activities for funded and non-funded projects, with a primary emphasis on aphasia.
  2. Participate in obtaining informed consent.
  3. Administer a battery of assessment instruments according to specific research protocols.
  4. Score, transcribe, code, and interpret test data.
  5. Administer treatment procedures according to a research protocol.
  6. Track subject performance during treatment.
  7. Enter data and assists with various record-keeping tasks and data management.
  8. Have potential for initiation of own clinical research questions and analysis and interpretation of data to answer these questions.
  9. Assist with conference presentations and manuscript development.
  10. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of RIC.

Reporting Relationships

  1. Reports directly to the Research Scientist or Principal Investigator.

Job Requirements

  1. Knowledge in diagnoses and types of treatment for speech, language, swallowing and behavior problems of neurologically impaired at a level generally acquired through completion of a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from a program accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ph.D. preferred.
  2. Current Illinois license as Speech-language Pathologist.
  3. Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  4. Current CPR certification.
  5. At least three years of clinical experience necessary in order to gain full knowledge of Speech/language techniques and objectives. Previous experience working with individuals with aphasia desired.
  6. Analytical ability to prepare reports, maintain data inventory, code, transcribe interviews, develop graphs, perform literature searches, and identify concerns/responses of participants that require termination of interview or possible intervention.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with patients/family member dyads, physicians, other human service professionals and a variety of supervisors for various research projects.
  8. Flexibility to coordinate scheduling with other project staff.
  9. Proficient typing and administrative skills to transcribe data, prepare correspondence, and maintain files.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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