Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
• 25% Purchasing. Order lab supplies/services and lab equipment. Assist faculty and staff with travel. Process employee reimbursements and vendor payment; oversee lab credit card and reconcile purchases.Principal Duties/Responsibilities
• 15% Lab Communications. Coordinate promotional and marketing materials for VHL (brochures, post cards, hats, pens, polos, giveaways, etc.). Update website with events, personnel, manuscripts, grants, etc. Update lab lists, faculty CVs, lab calendar, etc.
• 15% Community Outreach. Coordinate community outreach efforts, including “A Heart to Learn” youth education events, lab tours, exhibits/demos at community events and professional scientific conferences. Recruit faculty/staff/graduate students and also participate in community outreach events.
• 10% Financial. Monitor lab finances and spending. Routinely share account reviews with Principal Investigator and co-investigators. Create budgets for research contracts, grants or projects. Coordinate grant proposals and process for internal approvals.
• 10% Personnel. Work with Principal Investigator to recruit, interview, and hire lab personnel. Coordinate lab volunteer program; work with staff and graduate students to recruit and match volunteers to specific responsibilities and projects. Orient new employees and volunteers with necessary forms and lab safety training. Coordinate employee awards, promotions, celebrations and teambuilding events.
• 10% Publications. Assist faculty, staff, and graduate students in final review of scientific manuscripts and submit to peer-reviewed journals. Coordinate scientific books edited by lab faculty. • 5% Lab Space. Work with Principal Investigator on acquisition of lab and office space. Manage renovation efforts to upgrade facilities. Ensure general lab cleanliness.
• 5% Course Support. Coordinate lecturers, schedule, and student materials for courses directed by Principal Investigator and other faculty. • 5% Clinical. Respond to general questions about malignant hyperthermia (MH) and diagnostic testing (from healthcare providers, patients). Work with Principal Investigator, collaborating anesthesiologists, scheduler and patients to set up MH biopsies. Assist with diagnostic test, if interested. Follow-up with patient regarding test results. Process billing for reimbursement.
The Department of Surgery’s Visible Heart® Laboratory (VHL) seeks a motivated Research Professional 2 (full-time appointment with option for 80% appointment, probationary 6 months) to start in November 2020. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), this position coordinates lab operations and provides administrative support for VHL faculty, staff, graduate/undergraduate students, and research collaborators. The role requires independent decision-making on a daily basis and the ability to appropriately exercise discretion on when to elevate issues to the PI.
Required Qualifications: • BS/BA with at least 2 years of work experience OR a combination of related education and work experience totaling 6 years • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced work environment • Demonstrated organizational and coordination skills with attention to detail • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and projects • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Preferred Qualifications: • Familiarity with University of Minnesota (culture, policies, financial, etc.); passion to work in academic research environment • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Ability to interact with staff, research collaborators (industry and University of Minnesota), and graduate/undergraduate students on a professional level • Experience in financial management, budgeting grant management • Experience in reviewing/submitting scientific manuscripts • Interest in representing the VHL at community outreach events • Experience with graphic design related to creation of marketing materials
Internal Number: 338279
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