Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking a Research Area Specialist Associate who will work with a faculty Principal Investigator (PI) from the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences for three different clinical trials, all examining the impact of a very low-carbohydrate or keto diet for people with different health conditions including adults with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or with polycystic ovary syndrome. The Research Area Specialist Associate has the oversight for clinical projects and responsibility for ensuring project completion within specifications. You will work with another associate who focuses primarily on the hypertension project as well as collaborate with doctoral and undergraduate students as well as other researchers and clinicians. The employee will promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empowereach other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.
Manage the day-to-day operations of the various components related to the study conduct including (a) screening participants for inclusion and exclusion criteria based upon factors including their medical conditions and medications, and (b) ensuring that study procedures are followed, such as overseeing the timeliness of all study-related activities including mailed materials, study visits, participant self-monitoring, and coaching by our dietary coaches.
Assist data entry efforts, maintain study records, keep co-investigators apprised of study progress such as creating and updating CONSORT participant flow diagrams, producing reports for audit activities and IRB amendments, and assisting with required regulatory records such as clinicaltrials.gov.
Assist with designing source documents, recruitment materials, and other relevant study documents for projects.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of allassociatedresponsibilities.
Supervision is received from PI.
Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field is required; Master’s degree preferred.
One (1) to two (2) years of relevant work experience in research and with study participants.
Demonstrated experience in writing and preparing reports and presentations for diverse audiences; experience with proofreading/publication preparation.
Must have high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy and ability to follow research protocol.
Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums.
Excellent computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.
Expertise with Endnote (or other reference program) preferred.
Knowledge of medical and human subjects research terminology preferred.
Understanding of the research process. CITI or PEERS certification preferred.
Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
Solid interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
Candidate must be a team player, flexible, and able to work in a fast-paced research environment.
The ability to sustain a high level of organization while supporting numerous aspects and components of a multidisciplinary project.
Candidate should have a basic understandingof the scientific researchprocess.
Ability to work independently aswellas effectively in teams; must have the ability to work comfortably withindividualsatalllevels.
Ability to handle multiple assignmentsanddeadlinesand display excellent judgmentwhileoperating in a flexible and professionalmanner.
Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include some occasional weekend and/or evening hours.
Salary: The salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 171147
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