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 with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years.

Demonstrated strong communication, written, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and data management skills

Ability to manage work amidst changing priorities and ambiguous environment

Ability to work independently, make decisions, problem solve among multiple research projects, each with a different set of team members and leadership

Demonstrated ability to analyze, design and optimize complex processes

Familiarity with health research, public health, health care delivery

Experience with grants, including technical writing and reviewing, budget development and reporting and reconciliation

Proficient with various technology applications including MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Internet applications, data entry, email, calendaring, database software

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Electronic Grants Management Systems (EGMS)

Knowledge of University of Minnesota system


Job Description: Research/Education Administrator (Research Professional 2)

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
The University of Minnesota’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery is adding a Research Professional 2 position to provide professional research and technical expertise to support resident and medical student research.
Using superior communication, problem-solving, analytical and data management skills, this role will work independently and in partnership with the Director of Resident Research, department faculty, fellows, residents, medical students and staff to provide support through program coordination, project and data management.

Major responsibilities of this position, with the percentage of time devoted to each:

  • 70% Research Project Coordination
  • 25% Research Regulatory management
  • 5% Other administrative duties

Research Project Coordination: Coordinate research projects by working through the life cycle of a project from design, writing, submitting, follow up including tracking and reporting of updates

  • Independently manage resident and med student research portfolio
  • Create timelines, work with the research director to assign and monitor work flow, and oversee all aspects of projects from development to completion.
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Lead manuscript preparation efforts, including revision and submission
  • Liaison with research teams at Gillette Children’s, TRIA Orthopedic Center, Regions Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Veterans’ Affairs medical center
  • Establish and manage process for medical student research
  • Partner with resident research director and research team to direct residents and med students to department and University resources appropriately, including connecting researchers with statistical and information technology support as needed

Research Regulatory Management: Ensure overall regulatory compliance for resident and med student research portfolio. 

  • Serve as the primary contact for the completion of required regulatory documentation, including preparation
  • In collaboration with the PI, interpret study protocols and develop consent forms for any clinical research
  • Develop reporting system to track required documentation for each study to ensure compliance
  • IRB Process Management, including preparing and submitting IRB applications, modification and other internal documents
  • Organize and contribute to PGY1 resident research curriculum
  • Trainee onboarding, including verification of CITI training and orientation to department research process

Other Administrative Duties: Provide cross-coverage, as needed.

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