The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Research Professional to join in efforts of research and project management. Working with Dr. Brooke Cunningham, this professional position will support a project that uses qualitative data (audio- and video-recordings and transcripts of those recordings) to examine how primary care providers’ communicate about racism as a health risk factor with their Black patients. Dr. Cunningham’s work is informed by critical race theory and focuses on the ways in which racism impacts health.
Participate in qualitative data collection and analysis, including assisting with recruitment, Zoom interviews and focus groups, and coding transcripts for themes.
Conduct literature reviews and complete reporting documents as required by the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board and the National Institutes of Health
Community Engagement 10%
Work closely members of the community advisory board and will be expected to cultivate networks within local Black communities.
Project Management 25%
Track the status of tasks to ensure that the team adheres to project timelines
Communicate with research participants, team members, the community advisory board, and other stakeholders;
Will assist with training and supervision of student workers
Other duties as assigned 5%
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Additionally, please submit a cover letter or written statement that outlines your advanced understanding of American racism/race relations as evidenced through formal coursework, training, independent study, or past work experience. Only applications that address this required qualification will be considered (See below "How to Apply" for further instruction on uploading a cover letter or written statement).
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four (4) years;
Highly organized and detail-oriented with exceptional planning, computer, and problem-solving skills
Advanced understanding of American racism/race relations, as evidenced through formal coursework, training, independent study, or past work experience
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to manage changing priorities
Ability to maintain deadlines and prioritize assignments
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
Experience working on a multi-disciplinary, ethnically diverse team and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across cultural differences
Experience with participant recruitment and/or outreach into local Black communities
Experience using databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Sociological Abstracts
Experience with RedCap
Certification in project management
Internal Number: 337693
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