Temporary Casual Research Professional

University of Minnesota
February 21, 2021
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Required Qualifications:

• BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years
• Demonstrated strong communication, written, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and data management skills
• Ability to prioritize work demands and manage time appropriately
• Demonstrate a high level of professionalism
• Critical thinking skills and the ability to learn and integrate new information quickly
• Experience and demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds, communities, and organizations
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently part of a team
• Proficient with various technology applications including: MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), internet applications, data entry, email, calendaring, and database software

Preferred Qualifications:

• Working knowledge of scientific method, human subjects research, and research regulations
• Previous knowledge/experience working on federally funded grants
• Experience in recruitment and scheduling research
• Ability to empathically connect with potential research participants and understand their needs and concerns
• Knowledge of research ethics and IRB rules and policies concerning the recruitment of research subjects
• Courses in research methods, psychology, helping professions, or allied health
• Coursework in statistics
• Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and take initiative to implement changes

About the Job

Duties & Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities of this position, with the percentage of time devoted to each:
• 50% Study/Subject Coordinator
• 40% Data and Regulatory Management
• 10% Other Administrative Duties
Study/Subject Coordinator: Provides research study administrative support by working closely with faculty and investigators.
• Recruit participants to research studies
• Conduct telephone and in-person research assessments to assess for eligibility
• Schedule procedures for research visits, including reserving any facilities necessary for research completion
• Coordinate procedures for participants in research studies, which may include study assessments, behavioral tasks, and/or behavioral interventions
• Maintain list of participants for follow-up assessments and engage in efforts to maintain retention of participants for longitudinal assessment
• Complete and maintain necessary trainings to support research coordinator duties (e.g., CITI, HIPAA, Capacity to Consent)
Data and Regulatory Management: Maintain accurate regulatory records of all research studies.
• Maintain regulatory records for research studies according to the standards of the IRB
• Complete IRB applications according to requirements to maintain active correspondence with IRB regarding any changes to study protocol
• Attend Research Coordinator meetings to stay current on research regulations.
• Provide other miscellaneous tasks as required/requested
• Assist with completion of quarterly and annual reports
• Conduct regular data checks and create reports to assure data quality
• Perform data cleaning to assure data quality and prepare to data analysis

Other Administrative Duties: Provide cross-coverage, as needed, and have a willingness to work on Departmental/Division projects and opportunities as they arise.

About the Department

The University of Minnesota's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is adding a newly created Research Professional position to provide professional clinical and administrative expertise to support numerous new clinical initiatives in the growing department. This is a part-time, temporary position and is approximately 10 hours per week with in the Rehabilitation Medicine Translational Research Lab.

Using superior communication, problem-solving, analytical and data management skills, this new role is responsible for the coordination of efficient, safe, and timely clinical program development and coordination across the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, in conjunction with Department leadership and M Health Fairview/M Physicians. The Department has active clinical practices within Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Adult Neuropsychology, and Physical Therapy.

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-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: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

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.

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