Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Job Description The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is searching for a project manager who is a certified speech-language pathologist for a NIH-funded clinical trial investigating the use of explicit intervention to support the language learning skills of children with developmental language disorder (Lizbeth H. Finestack, principal investigator (PI)). The project will enroll 155 participants who will each receive 64 treatment sessions and multiple follow-up sessions over a 21-month period. This is a 65% research position, which will last for a maximum of 5 years.
Oversee Study Personnel and Operations – 40% of time • Oversee the training and supervision of research assistants who will be assessing child participants • Oversee the training and supervision of the treatment delivery by interventionists as part of a clinical trial • As a supervisor, sign off on clock hour obtained by examiners and interventionists as part of their certification process • Ensure all personnel are current on trainings • Coordinate schedules of personnel • Supervise data entry and curation, coding, and cleaning procedures • Participate in all project meetings and advisory board meetings • Miscellaneous administrative duties and assignments as requested
Study Recruitment - 40% of time • Meet with local speech-language pathologists and clinic directors to share study information. • Provide inservices to speech-language pathologists regarding study interventions • Identify and develop relationships with potential recruitment sites • Gain approval from public schools and other recruitment sites to recruit participants • Speak with families interested in the study • Screen, consent, and enroll appropriate participants following established protocols • Participate in protecting the rights of the research subject via execution of informed consent and compliance with HIPAA requirements
Participant Management – 20% of time • Write assessment and intervention performance summaries and share with caregivers • Coordinate participant study visits and share transportation/parking information • Maintain relationships with study participants for duration of study enrollment • Create and maintain participant records
• BA/BS plus at least 5 years of experience in speech-language pathology or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 9 years. • Current Certificate of Clinical Competence and state license required. • More than three years of assessment and intervention experience as a speech-language pathologist working with children with language disorders, preferably aged 4-8 years • Supervisory experience • Must be able to represent the study and the University in a positive and professional way • Possess excellent communication skills; verbal and written • Strong leadership and personnel management skills • Demonstrated organizational and coordination skills with attention to detail • Experience working with children and their caregivers • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Docs • Ability to drive to recruitment sites and participants’ homes
• MA, MS, or PhD in speech-language pathology with 3 years of experience • Experience conducting human-subjects research • Demonstrated ability to follow strict protocols with utmost ethical standards. • Strong community connections with providers of speech-language services in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Internal Number: 341299
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