The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, is seeking a 100% time coordinator to oversee the last two years of a five-year research study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The aim of the study is to improve the health of gay and bisexual men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This study is currently in Year 03 so this position is for 2-years and a possible no-cost extension.
The ideal coordinator will be someone with knowledge of the target population (Gay and bi-sexual men with prostate cancer) who will serve as the frontline supervisor when it comes to managing the grant, communicating with participants, co-investigators and stakeholder. During the last two years of the grant the emphasis will be on data analysis and manuscript preparation since participants will finish all research activities within this year.
The position will report to Dr. Simon Rosser, Principal Investigator of the study and Ms. Gunna Kilian, Program Manager.
Primary responsibilities include: 1) day-to-day implementation, management and coordination of all aspects of the study; 2) serving as a liaison between investigators, technology partner/vendor, subcontract sites and study staff; 3) planning and coordinating meetings between investigators and all stakeholders; 4) assisting with statistical analysis of the data using STATA and R, and 5) assisting with the preparation and drafting of reports, scientific publications, and presentations at national and international conferences; 7) serving as a liaison to the IRB; and 8) other duties as assigned by the study team; 9) other duties as assigned.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required requirements for the position are: 1) a BA/BS degree and at least four years of experience or advanced degree plus two years of experience in public health, nursing or similar field; or a combination of related education and experience to equal eight years 2) experience in project management, budget oversight and coordination of multidisciplinary projects; 4) comfort with and sensitivity to the participant population (gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer); 5) experience drafting clinical protocols, work-scopes, milestones and contract documents; 6) experience in online survey methodology and knowledge of online survey software programs (e.g.,Qualtrics); 7) excellent communication and organizational skills; 8) an ability to work independently as well as with a multidisciplinary team; 9) excellent written communication skills and experience in academic writing/editing; 10) experience with statistical analysis a must (STATA or R).
Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of the target population and candidates who have a public health background. The ideal candidate will be someone with passion to pursue a career in technology-based cancer research.
Internal Number: 338766
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