Research Professional 3

University of Minnesota
July 20, 2021
Duluth, 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:
• Eight years of related work experience, or bachelor's degree and four years of related work experience, or master's degree and two years of related work experience

Preferred qualifications/experience:
• Research coordination and Institutional Review Board management
• American Indian health
• Project management and/or event coordination, including virtual platforms (e.g., Zoom, Google Drive)
• Managing and communicating with a large team
• Maintaining security of confidential research data
• Supervision of other team members
• Working with graphic design or videography teams

About the Job

Seeking Research Coordinator to join the Anji'bide collaborative research team based out of the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, Minnesota. This community-based participatory research study is funded by an NIH grant (Principal Investigator: Brenna Greenfield, PhD, LP). The grant is a partnership with a rural tribal nation in Minnesota to identify ways to make opioid recovery and treatment easier. Research methods include secondary data analysis, qualitative interviews, and a year-long longitudinal treatment study. Our team privileges Indigenous knowledge and the role of culture in recovery.

Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, forward thinking, organized, self-motivated, and adaptive. They will interact respectfully with tribal community members, individuals using alcohol or drugs, university staff, medical student trainees, and faculty members at different institutions. Occasional overnight travel in Minnesota required. The first part of the grant runs through 5/31/22. This position would run through that date, with the possibility of three additional years depending on applicant performance and grant funding. Applicants based in Duluth, Minnesota are preferred, but open to discussing remote work for those in the Midwest region.

Duties will vary based on the stage of the grant, and will include items such as:
• Prepare and monitor university and tribal Institutional Review Board applications and guidelines
• Develop communications and coordinate workflow with tribal and community stakeholders, funders, grant co-investigators, student researchers, and graphic design team
• Track, schedule, and coordinate multiple monthly and weekly team meetings
• Schedule and coordinate research interviews
• Manage storage of confidential qualitative research interview data
• Supervise and support project staff to ensure deadlines are met
• Create, implement, and update research project management systems
• Create, monitor, and adjust project deadlines and timelines as needed
• Complete annual NIH reporting forms
• Ensure that team members are paid in a timely manner (e.g., consultants, tribal partners, student researchers)

The Research Coordinator will report directly to the Principal Investigator (Dr. Brenna Greenfield). This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. Occasional weekends and evenings. Applications must be received by Friday August 6th. Start date on or before September 27, 2021. Questions about this position can be directed to UMN HR staff: Steve Johnson ( or Jake Poster ( Miigwech/thank you for your interest! We look forward to receiving your application.

About the Department

The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

We do this by:

  • Educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native communities
  • Fostering excellence in research
  • Emphasizing the training of physicians in Family Medicine
  • Creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Working in innovative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams

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.

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To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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