Research Project Coordinator

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $57,000 - $78,000 a year

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:
BA/BS with at least 4 years of research experience or an advanced degree and 2 years of experience or combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years.
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning, computer, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with changing priorities, and help develop innovative solutions.
Demonstrated ability to maintain deadlines and prioritize assignments.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Comfort with, and knowledge about, human sexuality.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Human Sexuality, Psychology, Marriage/Family Studies, Nursing, Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Social work, Public Health, Social Science, or related field.
Experience organizing, setting up, and maintaining research and data files using Box, Dropbox, or other shared computer drives.
Experience with computer-assisted interviewing and data management.
Experience with participant recruitment and/or outreach into the community, esp the Somali American community.
Experience working on a multi-disciplinary, ethnically diverse team and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across cultural differences.
Experience working in a multi-cultural or multi-ethnic program or environment.
Ability to take direction from multiple stake holders.
Knowledge of and experience with qualitative data analysis and software.
Knowledge of presentation software.
Some experience with quantitative data analysis.

About the Job

The Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Research Study Manager for primary support of a 5-year federal NIH RO1 grant focused on investigating factors that may contribute to increased risk of developing chronic sexual pain among circumcised Somali American women living in Minnesota. The overall goal is to gather information to help mental health and medical providers provide culturally-sensitive and empirically-informed healthcare.
The Research Study Manager will provide overall administrative project management, coordinate and collaborate with major community partners, oversee participant recruitment, data collection, coordination, and regulatory management. The Research Study Manager is responsible for managing strong and regular communication with and between the multidisciplinary team and community partners.

Position Responsibilities :Project Management 30%:
Responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the study under the direction of the principal investigator (PI) , Dr. Bean Robinson, and Co-Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Connor.
Facilitate and coordinate communication across a large multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team.
Engage with community engagement staff recruiters, community partner(s), data manager, investigators, co-investigators, and consultants around their participation and role in the project.

Recruitment Activities 25%:
Oversee and help to coordinate participant recruitment. Work with study investigators, community partners, and community engagement staff/recruiters to create and disseminate recruitment plan and materials.

Data Management and Monitoring 25%:
Training/supervising/mentoring research community engagement recruiters and data assistants.
Perform quality checks on data and monitor all processes.
Compile and send final data sets as needed to project collaborators.
Create, maintain, and manage all electronic and non-electronic data.

Study Regulatory requirements 10%:
Assure that all IRB, granting agency, University, and UMPhysicians regulations for the grant are adhered to, including training faculty and staff.
Assist in writing the IRB applications including consent forms, complete continuing review, and ongoing reporting documents, as required.

Project Dissemination 10%:
​ Work with project investigators and staff on the development of project study plans, presentations, and publications.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits:

About the Department

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) at the University of Minnesota was created more than 45 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of eight family medicine residencies—five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs—sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality— and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health. More at .
The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) is housed within the DFMCH and was established in 1971. PHS is one of the largest clinical, teaching, and research institutions in the world specializing in human sexuality. We have a strong research, clinical, and education agenda in relationship and sex therapy, women’s sexual health, sexual aggression and compulsive sexual behavior, and transgender health. For more information, please see our website at .

How To Apply

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