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Data Collector

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID350590

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyLR-Technical

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code4912

Employee ClassAFSCME Unit 7 - Technical

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Job Summary
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Data Collector to support recruitment and retention and data collection across two NIH-funded studies: 1) an intervention study working with families of young children; 2) a longitudinal cohort study with families with (currently) older children/adolescents. The Data Collectors time would be split between data collection and recruitment and retention. As the incumbant will also be performing data collection, having evening and weekend availability is required.
Job Responsibilities
60% Data collection: Collect research data from participants, both in-person, virtually, and potentially in participant homes. These visits will be scheduled around family's availability.
25% Support recruitment: Make recruitment calls, prepare recruitment materials, and schedule research visits.
10% Administrative duties: organization of files, data entry, phone calls, attending meetings, assisting in study protocols.
5% Translation of data collection materials (e.g., surveys) into Spanish, if applicable and other duties as assigned.This position is represented by a bargaining unit, AFSCME Technical.Hourly Range $17.34 - $25.41


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.Required Qualifications:

  • High school or GED diploma.
  • Ability to work evening hours and weekend hours, a minimum of 2-3 evenings per week.
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team.
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and maintain reliable transportation at all times.
  • Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter.
  • Excellent organizational skills.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience participating in data collection for research, including recruitment, survey research, and in-home data collection.
    • Experience participating in an intervention study, particularly one with families related to childhood obesity.
    • Interest in research on families with physical and mental health concerns, childhood obesity prevention, and community-based research.
    • Spanish fluency and ability to translate materials into Spanish.

      About the Department

      The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota was created more than 50 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 seven family medicine residencies-five in the Twin Cities, two in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor five fellowship programs-sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, clinical informatics, 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


      Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
      • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
      • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
      • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
      • University HSA contributions
      • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
      • Employee wellbeing program
      • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
      • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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