Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The primary purpose of this position is to provide support and leadership to research projects in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health through work in a variety of roles. The employee in this position is expected to coordinate and implement research protocols, facilitate research at family practice clinics, provide writing and editing support to Department faculty and residents, and manage other assigned projects that support the Department's research mission. The job requires research knowledge as well as flexibility and ability to work on diverse projects, including research studies, practice-based research projects, process improvement studies, and qualitative research studies.
Job duties/responsibilities 50% Practice-based facilitation and research support
Work with faculty and residents to support research and scholarly activities at a family medicine clinic.
Work closely with clinic leadership to ensure projects have the support and resources needed.
Attends regular meetings with faculty to understand and anticipate research support needs.
Connect clinic researchers to Department resources and content experts.
Consult on study design, lead and guide faculty with study start-up activities (including preparation of IRB materials and data collection instruments)
Assist with data collection, analysis, reporting and quality assurance of projects.
Serves as a key member of both the Clinic Review Team and the Hub Research Review Committee (HRRC), providing clinic and department specific insights to proposal reviews and decision-making.
On behalf of Clinic Review Team/clinic leadership, manage proposals submitted to DFMCH Research Services Portal for review and approval by the clinic.
Assist Clinic Review Team with review and prioritization of proposals from faculty, residents and students; ensure timely follow-up of proposal determination;
Provide recommendations to Clinic Review Team on feasibility and appropriateness of proposed studies.
Documents concerns, suggestions, requested modifications and decisions via the Research Services Portal.
Serve as a liaison between clinic staff and the Hub.
20% Protocol Implementation
Operationalize research protocols for multiple projects, including single- and multi-site NIH-funded trials, practice-based research, and process improvement studies.
Responsible for knowing protocol details, ensuring that protocol is followed, documenting study activities appropriately, and resolving issues that arise during day-to-day implementation of studies.
Recruit, screen, consent, and enroll subjects.
Collect data using a variety of methods including participant interviews, anthropometry measurements, chart reviews, focus groups and other procedures as required by protocol.
Assist with survey and focus group design, facilitate focus groups, analyze qualitative data and synthesize study results.
Assist with analyzing qualitative data project using NVivo.
20% Project management
Oversee and manage activities of varied assigned projects, such as local research studies and projects that support state and national practice-based research activities.
Provide leadership in developing processes, procedures, and instruments to ensure efficient and accurate implementation of protocols.
Provide training, monitor and analyze progress, and provide direction and recommendations to other team members to meet project goals.
Manage project timelines and regulatory documents.
Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory guidelines.
Set up contracts and manage the work for clinical research assistants who are assigned to the projects.
10% Writing, editing, and technical support
Write and edit research and technical materials including IRB applications, consent forms, grant applications, research manuscripts, posters, presentations, abstracts, website content, and user guides.
Assist with design of REDCap databases and surveys.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: • BA/BS with at least 4 years of research experience or an advanced degree plus 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years. • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. • Ability to work independently, as a part of a team, and with changing priorities. • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, set and maintain deadlines, and prioritize assignments. • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. • Experience working in a clinical setting.
Preferred Qualifications: • Masters in Science or Public Health related field. • Experience with participant recruitment and retention in a clinical setting. • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team. • Experience with electronic medical records. • Experience with RedCap database. • Knowledge of regulations governing research activity. • Experience with ETHOS.
Internal Number: 339495
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.