Marketing Analyst

The University of Chicago
October 30, 2020
Chicago, IL
Job Type


About the Department

The newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago’s considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. The unit is currently working on multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials to achieve this end. The administration and human resources for the IPPH are managed by the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Department of Public Health Sciences is the home in the Biological Sciences Division.

Job Summary

The job performs routine assignments related to marketing plans for a department, program, product or business with moderate/high guidance and direction from others. Coordinates and evaluates the production of marketing communication and research programs, using existing procedures to solve routine problems that may arise. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Your employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and your satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period’s written notice (If exempt: 30 days, If non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.


  • Systematically cultivate relationships with organizations for recruitment 
  • Develops, tests, and refines recruitment strategies, whether physical or digital. 
  • Develops, tests, and refinse recruitment content, whether physical or digital. 
  • Most important: Assists Lead of Technology and Marketing (LTM) in developing and executing the broader recruitment strategy. While the Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH) is on the cutting-edge of the effort to modernize epidemiology, many of the tools and tactics for communication and community engagement in this field remains 'unknown territory.'
  • As such, this role presents a sizeable opportunity, not only to improve the effectiveness of recruitment in health studies, especially amongst historically underrepresented communities, but also to contribute to the advancement of the field on the whole. 
  • Assists in developing marketing communications, advertising, or publicity materials with a moderate to high level of guidance from others.
  • Performs one or more of the following marketing functions: marketing communications /advertising; Web blogs or digital marketing; market research; development or review and update of the marketing infrastructure and management of external sales agency relationships.
  • Monitors, analyzes, and reports on sales and circulation activity. Analyses possible solutions using standard procedures. Conducts market research, analyzes results and develops marketing strategies based on findings. May participate in developing new products and services, and determining new markets.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with marketing, though not necessarily in the context of health research. 

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to reach out to organizations and form relationships 
  • A desire and capacity to learn, especially Salesforce and basic analytics. 
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.  
  • The capacity to operate with a high degree of autonomy.  
  • The desire to refine and create new recruitment strategies, rather than solely executing existing ones. 
  • Most important: A desire to help others and an interest in public health, especially around health disparities.  

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


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