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Research Professional 1

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
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Jan 17, 2022

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About the Job DESCRIPTION: * This is a temporary position for approximately 1-2 years. * The Behavioral Medicine Laboratories/Stress and Resilience Research Labs (Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Director) are looking for a research assistant who will collaborate with fellow research professionals and student researchers to coordinate and execute subject recruitment, data collection, data entry, and other tasks that support clinical research related to stress and addiction (tobacco, marijuana). * This position is located on the Duluth campus; however, participant visits are temporily being conducted remotely (via Zoom) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The person hired to fill this position will be expected to work with participants in-person on-campus when the spread of COVID-19 becomes less of a risk. DUTIES: Duties will include recruiting subjects and conducting telephone/Zoom screenings as well as reviewing online screenings for eligibility, running subjects through study protocols, processing samples (urine, saliva, blood), data entry/management, and study organization. The research assistant will also collaborate with coworkers for scheduling, training, and instructing the work of other employees, such as student workers. The ideal applicant will be interested in gaining valuable research experience that will contribute to the candidate's educational and/or career goals (e.g., preparation for graduate school); and they will be open to the possibility of expanding responsibilities to facilitate every step of the research process. * The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position. INITIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: * Recruitment and screening - 25% * Protocol Implementation and Data Collection - 50% * Preparation, data maintenance and entry - 25% Qualifications All required qualifications must be documented on application materials REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's degree in a health-related field or a combination of related education and research experience to equal four years. * Experience in human subjects research and data entry * Demonstrated excellent communication, organization, and time-management skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Experience with subject recruitment, conducting study sessions involving human research subjects, and collecting and entering data. * Experience with IRB applications. * Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. * Knowledge of Excel and experience with survey platforms such as REDCap and Qualtrics. * Knowledge of and experience using Google Drive, Google Calendar, Zoom (video conferencing); comfortable using new technology. * Detail oriented. * Experience with phlebotomy (venipuncture, peripheral IV catheter). About the Department The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. We do this by: * Educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native communities * Fostering excellence in research * Emphasizing the training of physicians in Family Medicine * Creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally * Working in innovative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams 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 or call (612) 624-UOHR (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. Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage. About the U of M University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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