Seeking Research Coordinator to join a dynamic and collaborative research lab led by Dr. Brenna Greenfield at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, Minnesota. This position is funded by a 5-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled, “Changing our paths: Well-being and recovery among American Indians with opioid use disorder.” The project will identify barriers and facilitators to movement through the Cascade of Care for opioid use disorder as well as community-driven and empirically-based solutions to facilitate recovery. The project uses a team science and implementation research approach. Specific research methods include electronic health record review, qualitative interviews, in-person and longitudinal web-based assessments, and community research events and advisory board meetings. The position will include some travel, a rental vehicle will be available.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overall project management and day-to-day project administration, with input from the principal investigator (Dr. Greenfield) as needed. This position requires a high degree of independence and self-motivation. Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, flexible, self-aware, open to feedback and willing to provide feedback to others, and able to effectively and respectfully communicate with tribal community members, individuals using alcohol and drugs, university staff, and faculty members at different institutions. Specific duties will be tailored to the applicant’s strengths and interests, and will vary based on the stage of the grant. Duties may include tasks such as: • Preparing and tracking institutional and tribal review board applications and approvals • Scheduling and planning scientific and community advisory board meetings and research events • Tracking project deadlines and delegating tasks • Writing research protocols • Secure data management • Reviewing the scientific literature • Communicating with tribal and community stakeholders, funders, and grant co-investigators
Depending on experience, the Research Coordinator may also supervise other research staff or graduate students.
This is an ideal position for individuals who want to contribute to American Indian health equity and community wellness. It is also a good position for individuals who would like to advance their career in research or attend graduate school in the future. There may be opportunities to present at research conferences and develop research publications.
The Research Coordinator position will report directly to the principal investigator and will start on or after August 1, 2019. Applicants who can commit two years or more to the project are preferred. For the same position with less hours, please search for Job Posting 330980.
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter, please indicate your available starting date, preferred number of weekly hours, and number of years you anticipate being available for the position. Also describe why you are interested in the position and your relevant skills and background.
Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to email Dr. Brenna Greenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this position. Thank you so much for your interest.
Salary Range: $38,625.60 - $66,518.40
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required qualifications: -BA/BS plus 2 years of related experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years. -Experience using Microsoft Office products
Desired qualifications: -Experience with American Indian health or working with American Indian communities -Experience working with individuals with substance use disorder -Experience conducting community-based research -Experience with preparation and management of Institutional Review Board protocols -Project or research management experience (e.g., keeping track of multiple deadlines and tasks and moving them forward) -Experience organizing events/meetings with multiple attendees -Strong written and verbal communication skills -Experience writing research reports and conducting literature reviews -Experience with G Suite products -Experience with data management, entry, and analysis -Experiencing working on grants
Internal Number: 330978
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