Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking an Intervention Coordinator for primary support of a NIH grant entitled, “Targeting Family Meal Quality and Quantity to Reduce Childhood Obesity Using Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI) and Video Feedback”. The study intervenes with families with young children around their family meals using innovating technology (i.e., ecological momentary intervention and video feedback.) The Intervention Director will play an integral role in overseeing the intervention arm of this study. The position is funded through April of 2026 and will report to the Principal Investigator (Dr. Jerica Berge). The position includes supervisory responsibility for project staff and regular communication with the multidisciplinary co-investigator team.
50% Data Management and Monitoring - Oversee the overall intervention schedule and planning. - Train, supervise, and mentor intervention staff. - Develop and continuously update intervention materials and protocols. - Implement and enforce protocols to protect confidentiality of Human Subject data. - Maintain and update the databases and monitor to insure data integrity and quality. - Perform quality checks on data and monitor all processes. - Maintain and manage all electronic and non-electronic data. - Manage and monitor intervention budget and needs, including contracts and invoicing.
15% Retention - Implement a continuous improvement strategy to support participant retention plan to ensure minimal participant loss to follow up. - Refine protocols for participant tracking and locating hard-to-reach participants. - Ensure adequate staffing and scheduling to meet intervention visit goals.
15% Supervisory - Primary contact for HR-related contacts for intervention staff and students. - Assist with the interviewing, hiring, training and evaluation of direct reports. - Partner with the faculty lead, Research Support Manager, and the Department HR office on resolving complex employee relations issues as needed.
10% Project Dissemination - Work with investigators to manage timely completion of project milestones during development and management of the project. - Manage and contribute to scholarly work, including the preparation of manuscripts and presentations. - Work with a diverse set of community stakeholders to develop messages and communicate study findings. - Work with technical writers and graphic designers to translate research and findings into formats for a variety of non-academic audiences. - Contribute to the development and realization of the study dissemination goals.
5% Technical Expertise - Utilize nutritional or mental health knowledge to assist with guidance of nutritional or mental health outcome metrics. - REDCap database management. - Library resources, including tools for literature reviews and data repositories.
5% Study Regulatory Requirements - Assure that all IRB, NIH, and other pertinent regulations are adhered to, including training faculty and staff. - Assist in IRB submissions including updating consent forms, complete continuing reviews, and ongoing reporting documents as required.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: - Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave - Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans - Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts - Excellent retirement plans with employer match - Disability and employer paid life insurance - Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums - Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition - Student loan forgiveness opportunity - Opportunities for growth and promotion - Employee Assistance Program For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2021_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_final.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Only applications submitted with 2 writing samples will be considered. (See below "How to Apply" for further instructions on uploading writing samples.)
Required Qualifications: - BA/BS with at least 5 years of research experience or an advanced degree and 3 years of experience or combination of related education and work experience to equal 9 years. - Background in a nutrition or mental/behavioral health field. - Experience with intervention research. - Demonstrated skills in conducting community outreach, including engaging and following through with diverse stakeholders. - Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and planning skills. - Ability to work independently, as a part of a team, and adapt to emerging priorities. - Demonstrated ability to lead projects, set and maintain deadlines, and prioritize assignments. - Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. - Creative thinking and problem solving skills. - Experience working in team-based research and collaborating with a leadership team.
Preferred Qualifications: - Master’s degree in Public Health or Mental/Behavioral Health-related field. - Registered Dietitian or Licensed/Certified Mental/Behavioral Health Clinician. - Supervisory experience. - Proficiency in REDCap data management system. - Experience with large-scale research studies, including participant retention. - Experience with an developing effective intervention materials. - Experience managing regulatory requirements related to human subjects research. - Experience working with both children and adults in a research setting. - Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team. - Ability to take direction from multiple stake holders, including community partners. - Data management skills. - Experience with community health worker models. - Previous publications/scholarly work.
Internal Number: 340147
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