This is a temporary, full-time, grant supported position working 40 hours per week and expected to last through September 30, 2020 with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance, availability of work, and departmental funding.
The Department of Family Medicine and Community health is seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator for primary support for a one-year Department of Human Services (DHS)-funded grant focused on implementation of a Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) intervention for opioid use disorder in a family medicine clinic. The clinic, Broadway Family Medicine, is located in North Minneapolis, and has been providing MAT services for 6 years; this is the 2nd DHS grant that is supporting expansion, dissemination, and evaluation of our program.
This incumbant will work closely with the four faculty investigators at Broadway Family Medicine, as well as other faculty and residents in our family medicine residency program and will play a leadership role in the overall project management, disseminating results, and managing strong and regular communication with and between the academic team and community partners. Additionally, the incumbant is responsible for designing and implementing qualitative data collection for program assessment and producing journal manuscripts and conference presentations.
Project Management and Communication:
Facilitate communication across our team, comprised of academic and community partners.
Ensure the overall project schedule and planning align the resources when and where needed to meet deliverables.
Maintain and strengthen systems to ensure high-quality data collection and high rates of participant retention.
Manage and monitor study budget and needs, including contracts/invoicing.
Initiate contacts with community partners to assist with dissemination.
Responsible for all aspects of data collection and management.
Responsible for running our contingency management program for empowering patients to stay active in treatment for their substance use disorder.
REDCap database management.
IRB reporting processes.
Gather data for and compile periodic reports for funder, DHS.
Library resources, including tools for literature reviews and data repositories.
Data Management and Monitoring:
Oversee primary data collection with other team members .
Continuously update and improve data collection materials and protocols.
Enforce protocols to protect confidentiality of Human Subject data.
Maintain and update the databases and monitor to insure data integrity and quality.
Maintain, and manage all electronic and non-electronic data.
Study Regulatory requirements:
Assure that all IRB, state, and other pertinent regulations are adhered to.
Work with investigators and community partners to manage timely completion of project milestones.
Manage and contribute to scholarly work, including the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
Work with a range of community stakeholders to improve access to MAT services.
Work with academic and community team to develop sustainable support for MAT services.
Work with departmental contacts to create Continuing Education courses in order for our faculty to train and mentor other healthcare systems.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
**To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples with your application. Writing samples may include materials such as manuscripts, intervention materials, or study protocols. Resumes without writing samples will not be considered. (See below "How to Apply" for further instruction on uploading writing samples).**
BA/BS in psychology, behavioral sciences, public health, or related field, with at least 4 years of experience or an advanced degree plus 2 years of experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years.
Experience must include at least 2 years of research experience.
Ability to independently conduct exhaustive literature reviews and independently write scientific journal articles that are ready to be submitted to professional, peer-reviewed journals.
Expertise in research project design and implementation.
Experience with developing and evaluating processes for participant recruitment and retention.
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work both independently and as leader of a team.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects, set and maintain deadlines, and prioritize assignments.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Experience in creating conference presentations/posters and preparing detail-oriented reports to grant funders (involving quantitative data analysis and report writing).
Demonstrated ability to take initiative in project management.
Ability to explore and initiate partnerships with community partners, connect our research team with other organizations working in this area, explore possible collaboration, facilitate communication and teamwork, and strengthen synergy among working groups.
Expertise in managing large budgets, involving numerous stakeholders and research team members.
Master’s Degree or PhD coursework in psychology, behavioral sciences, public health, or a related discipline.
Experience working in a primary care setting.
Expertise in qualitative research methods, including study design, data collection (e.g., focus groups), data analysis, report/manuscript writing of qualitative projects.
Experience working in the area of addiction.
Internal Number: 331885
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