The Research Coordinator will work closely with the MNCAMH key investigators, Center Director, and the research team to coordinate the Center’s ongoing research projects. The person hired will work with the research and training team to implement protocols, ensure systems are in place for the study, coordinate study recruitment, tracking, and data management, and help coordinate staff schedules and work flow. They will also work with the clinical training team to develop and present on a range of topics related to behavioral health.
The person hired will be a key part of the Center’s team and expected to share ideas, concerns and suggestions with other Center staff. They are expected to anticipate and resolve problems independently, seeking guidance as needed. The position reports to the Director of the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health.
This position is funded by a grant from the Department of Human Services to establish the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH) at the University of Minnesota. MNCAMH is a program of the School of Social Work, in collaboration with the College of Continuing Education and the Department of Psychiatry.
Research and Evaluation Design, Implementation and Dissemination (60%)
Prepare research plans for submission to the IRB for approval and update IRB protocols as needed.
Develop research protocol documentation.
Assess, troubleshoot, and report problems with data collection or other research processes.
Evaluate compliance to protocol and systematically and continuously evaluate responses to interventions and expected outcomes.
Manage site and subject recruitment and participation in research protocol
Contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the research process by offering suggestions and participating as an active member of the research team.
Produce research publications or presentations of research data with the Center team to study investigators, community stakeholders, state agency personnel, and/or the academic community (e.g. conference presentations, community presentations, etc.) as appropriate.
Maintain accurate and complete study records, supplies, and equipment.
Maintain data security and confidentiality.
Contribute to developing high quality research-related deliverables including but not limited to research briefs, how-to guides on understanding scholarly research, all on topics including but not limited to co-occurring disorders, integration of mental health and primary care, and practitioner training needs.
Conduct Training and Consultation (15%)
Provide consultation services for a diverse population of clinicians, researchers and key stakeholders to enhance their capacity to manage, conduct and improve clinical services.
Design and present workshops, conference presentations and trainings in a range of relevant areas, including evidence-based interventions such as Illness Management and Recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and a range of topics related to substance abuse disorders, mental health and co-occurring disorders.
Coordinate with clinical training staff to develop training materials for mental health and substance use disorder clinicians.
Identify and implement social media opportunities for MNCAMH trainings and events.
Participate in MNCAMH team planning meetings, training development sessions and advisory council meetings.
Resource Development and Project Management (15%)
Develop and/or collaborate on the development of grant proposals to fund MNCAMH projects.
Create and implement comprehensive timelines, project plans, and identify resources to manage and meet grant deadlines.
Identify and engage in grant writing initiatives.
Participation in development of manuscripts associated with research projects.
Supervise Research Assistants (3-4), student interns (2-3) and volunteers (2-3) working on research and evaluation projects at MNCAMH.
Assist Director in hiring student personnel.
Onboarding, training, scheduling, leading, mentoring and directing research assistants and student personnel in protocols and various research duties and to develop supportive research and evaluation skills.
Master's or doctoral degree in Social Sciences including Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related discipline with one or more years of research training
Documented experience in research, measurement and evaluation
Evidence of research productivity in the form of research proposal development, research papers, peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations in behavioral health contexts
Demonstrated clinical experience in a behavioral health setting
Demonstrated ability to work independently, make decisions, problem solve and prioritize the simultaneous management of multiple clinical research studies
Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel), Google Applications (Email, Calendar, Drive) and web-based systems for tracking activities
Experience with data entry and database management
Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
Strong analytical skills
Demonstrated commitment to advancing the scholarly area of mental health and addictions research
Experience working on federally funded projects
Experience contributing to a research team
Experience with electronic data collection methods
Internal Number: 331426
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