Collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment on various aspects of large research studies. This will include working with faculty and staff to manage specimen repositories, participate in data management, coordinate review of applications for access to data and specimens, oversee quality control activities, develop study documentation materials and participate in manuscript development. This position will work with representatives from other functional areas to successfully implement projects and share information.
Management of application review and Scientific Committee staff support for SWAN component of an NIA BioRepository. • Primary point of contact, review and manage communications with BioRepository contractor • Responsible for web-based interface for receipt and processing of applications • Conduct initial review and identify issues/concerns that must be addressed prior to review • Identify reviewers, distribute materials, collage reviews and address questions • Schedule meetings, develop agendas and maintain minutes for Scientific Committee • Draft reports and presentations • Assist in development of written policies and procedures
Data management • Maintain encryption keys for distributed SWAN Repository datasets • Update distributed datasets upon request • Review and download updated SWAN datasets • Develop understanding of and curate 25+ year longitudinal data files for two cohort studies • Generate analytic datasets
Quality control activities including data review and editing • Understand data collection protocols and monitor protocol compliance • Review completed study forms and instruments, generate queries, and ensure queries addressed in a timely manner • Track completion of protocol components • Draft reports and presentations
Analysis of DEXA bone density images • Complete training for bone image analyses • Run image analyses including quality control assessments • Generate and review results letters • Draft reports
Assist in manuscript preparation • Conduct literature reviews • Manage manuscript references • Assist in manuscript production and submission
Maintain biological specimen inventory and manage utilization of local biorepository • Maintain electronic inventory system • Track and store incoming specimens • Develop pull lists for specimen requests, oversee specimen pulls and update inventory systems
A Bachelor's degree is required with 6-7 years of related experience and 2-4 years of research project management and writing for research publication (for Intermediate level). Individual must be highly sensitive to human subjects and confidential data. Must be capable of a high level of independent work and have the demonstrated ability to manage large research projects. Preferably working knowledge of MS Office, including Excel and Access, demonstrated aptitude for learning new software. Solid knowledge of research principles, and commitment to responsible conduct of research and ethics. Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convey technical information to a multidisciplinary team. Must possess a strong organizational skill-set with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects simultaneously. Highly interested in writing for research publication.
Intermediate level qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Master's Degree strongly preferred. 6+ years of related experience.
Associate level qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Master's Degree strongly preferred. 1-3 years of related experience.
It is strongly desirable for the applicant to have a Master's degree (Epidemiology) with
experience and training in managing various research projects and writing research publication. At least 2 years of experience in a research setting is desired.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification (Associate) depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Salary range for Intermediate: $52530-64890 Salary range for Associate: $40073-49502
Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
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