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Research Project Specialist 1

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID361415
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Support
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Job Code9742S1
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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About the Job


The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) is dedicated to fostering the healthy brain function of children across the lifespan with the mission to set and maintain a healthy trajectory for all children toward positive life outcomes through early neurobehavioral and mental health assessment, innovative targeted interventions, informed policy-making, compassionate child-advocacy, and community education. The MIDB's mission of basic and clinical research in the field of neurobehavioral development is supported by a multi-specialty clinic and multiple research hubs including: Analytics, Informatics, Neuroimaging, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, Translational Neuroscience, Novel Intervention, TeleOutreach, and Community Engagement and Education.

The MIDB is seeking to hire a Research Project Specialist 1 to provide project management and support for two ongoing programs.MIDB TeleOutreach HubThe MIDB TeleOutreach Hub, a center in collaboration with the University's Institute on Community Integration. The TeleOutreach Hub works to advance our approach to brain health by leveraging technology to enhance development of, awareness of, access to, collaboration with, and diverse participation in MIDB activities.This role will work independently and in partnership with the director of MIDB Research Hubs, the director and associate director of the TeleOutreach Hub, and MIDB faculty and staff to provide research support to University of Minnesota faculty and staff members; community-based researchers; and individuals interested in participating in clinical research support through program coordination, project and data management.

MIDB Clinic-Research IntegrationThe MIDB Clinic-Research Integration initiative bridges the clinical and clinical research enterprises within the MIDB. This role will work independently and in partnership with the Clinic-Research Faculty Lead, MIDB Clinic Manager and Supervisor, Fairview Research Administration, and MIDB faculty and staff to develop and establish new workflows for MIDB clinic research services, develop and operationalize programmatic priorities, and provide program coordination for interdisciplinary teams. This role requires superior organizational, communication, problem-solving, and data management skills, as well as some degree of research experience. Within this role, you will provide project management for multiple ongoing research projects, as well as facilitate new opportunities for collaboration. You will have the opportunity to work with a host of talented individuals and draw on new resources from the MIDB.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
MIDB TeleOutreach Hub Project Management (45%)

  • Partner with TeleOutreach Hub directors to review service requests, determine scope of work, identify TeleOutreach resources required for research requests, develop appropriate cost estimates, and ensure satisfactory follow up of all TeleOutreach-related requests and deliverables.
  • Provide project management support to existing and ongoing funded projects, including documentation, agenda-setting and meeting facilitation, and regular communication with study teams.
  • Collaborate with the MIDB project management community of practice to review and refine existing processes and provide input on operational and strategic initiatives that affect the MIDB Research Cores.
  • Monitor, track, and report on project progress to TeleOutreach Hub leadership. Identify challenges and solutions to keep projects moving forward.MIDB Clinic-Research Integration Project Management (45%)
    • Coordinate interdisciplinary teams across the clinic and research departments, ensuring projects remain on schedule, within scope, and within budget.
    • Support the intake and correspondences of all MIDB requests that engage and involve the clinic; ensure satisfactory follow up of all clinic-related requests
    • As the major interface between clinic and research units, proactively identify barriers to achievement with partners and communicate to leaders.
    • Serve as liaison between MIDB researchers and MIDB Clinic; participate in relevant planning processes and meetings, in order to remain informed about and provide input on operational and strategic initiatives.
    • Prepare detailed protocols and other administrative materials to operationalize clinic-research services for stakeholders.
    • Partner with clinic + research leaders to develop implementation plans to achieve strategic plan.
    • Partner with Fairview Research Administration to assist clinic leadership in developing policies and workflows for MIDB clinic research services.
    • Regularly connect with University of Minnesota and Fairview staff, providers, and researchers.General Support and Administration (10%)
      • Summarize and identify action steps/to do items for each meeting along with necessary timelines.
      • Develop and implement comprehensive timelines, project plans, and identify resources to manage and meet deadlines.
      • Maintain an organized digital filing system where all project documentation can be easily accessed and reviewed by relevant parties.
      • Effectively deliver, track, and manage all project data and reporting, including annual and ad hoc impact reports as well as regular reporting requirements for funders and donors.
      • Develop and implement tools to manage resources, personnel, capacity, and deadlines.
      • Set agendas and action items for leadership and operational meetings.
        Qualifications


        All required qualification must be documented in application materials.Required
        • BA/BS with at least 6 years of relevant experience.
        • Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; advanced editing and proofreading skills.
        • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask in order to coordinate and problem solve across multiple projects; excellent organizational skills.
        • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work amidst changing priorities and under tight deadlines or changing needs.
        • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation, and as part of a team and with changing priorities and quick deadlines.
        • Strong interpersonal skills; experience managing teams.
        • Proficient with various technology applications including MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Internet applications, data entry, email, calendaring, database software.Preferred
          • Experience working in a clinical research environment.
          • Experience and knowledge working with Epic flowsheets and Epic data operations.
          • Experience entering, managing, and coordinating various databases and sources of data.
          • Experience working with diverse and immigrant communities.
          • Experience with academic research practices and grant/protocol development including IRB processes and study design and implementation, project data collection and analysis.
            About the Department


            The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) is dedicated to fostering the healthy brain function of children across the lifespan with the mission to set and maintain a healthy trajectory for all children toward positive life outcomes through early neurobehavioral and mental health assessment, innovative targeted interventions, informed policy-making, compassionate child-advocacy, and community education. The MIDB's mission of basic and clinical research in the field of neurobehavioral development is supported by its Neuroimaging core, which fosters collaborations within departments at the University of Minnesota and across institutions to build teams with the highest possible degree of expertise.
            Benefits


            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
            • 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)
            • Financial counseling services
            • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the 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 be given 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 employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647.
              Diversity


              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.
              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.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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