Position Overview: The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota has a Project Support Assistant opening to support projects led by Drs. Abigail Gewirtz and Megan Patrick. These faculty members’ projects focus children’s mental health through the study of trauma in children and families and alcohol and other drug use among adolescents and young adults. We are seeking someone with interest and experience writing research papers, completing data entry, and supporting the dissemination of research findings.
This position is represented by the AFSCME Clerical bargaining unit.
Data Entry and Management (60%)
Process clinical assessments, including intake of assessments and data entry into established local database.
Enter fidelity data from clinicians and coaches in local and national databases.
Communicate with project managers to ensure data entry deadlines, including assessments and fidelity reports, are completed in a timely manner.
Review data for accuracy and correct any data entry errors.
Format data into tables to meet the needs of project staff
Manuscript Support (30%)
Conduct literature reviews
Summarize research findings
Provide proofreading and editing support
Organize and format references for research publications
Dissemination Support (10%)
Assist in submitting applications for conference presentations and manuscript publication
Support preparation of poster and symposium presentations
Arrange travel for faculty to present at conferences
High school diploma/GED and four years of related office experience. Training/education may substitute for some of the experience.
Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel and Word
Experience supporting research studies involving data management
Experience conducting literature reviews and summarizing research findings
Interest in psychology, epidemiology, public health, statistics, or other related field
Experience with data management and/or data analysis
Experience with clinical assessments including the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index, Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children, and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Ability to work both independently and with others
Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated strong time management, organizational skills and attention to detail
Knowledge and understanding of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Learning Collaborative model
Internal Number: 330590
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