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The Division of General Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a Project Lead to join the Research Management Team (RMT) of the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team’s (CanSORT) (http://www.med.umich.edu/CanSORT/) federally-funded research program. The CanSORT program is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional group of faculty and staff using a team science approach to identify actionable targets and inform strategies for interventions that will maximize the impact of precision oncology and patient-centered care to ultimately reduce the burden of cancer. The team seeks to improve population health with a multifaceted portfolio of research that includes observational work (surveys and interviews of patients, family members, and clinicians) as well as intervention and implementation studies targeting the improvement of decision making, communication, and cancer care and survivorship coordination.
The successful candidate will work with other RMT Project Leads under the direction of the Research Program Manager and faculty to support proposal and project activities funded under multiple grants. This position is located at the NCRC campus. The hours are 40 hours per week. This will be a great position for a person who desires a career in public health, clinical research, or health policy. Responsibilities will include:
Communication and coordination with CanSORT team members and collaborators both internally (across the University of Michigan) and externally (nationwide)
Day-to-day coordination and management of research study activities, including clinical trials as well as observational studies
Development and attentive oversight of study timelines, deliverables/milestones, and protocols
Submission and maintenance of IRB applications via eResearch and external/central IRBs
Clinical trial registration and recordkeeping in accordance with local policy, National Cancer Institute policy, and Federal government policy
Recruitment of different types of study participants, including clinic patients, providers, and oncology and primary care practices
Development of interview guides and surveys in both paper and electronic format
Management of study participation incentives
Data abstraction, cleaning, and management in collaboration with the CanSORT statistical team
Coordination of manuscript preparation and submission activities
Assistance to faculty with literature searches and preparation of presentation materials including posters and PowerPoint slide decks
Team meeting participation and preparation of meeting agendas and minutes
As needed, candidate will also be responsible for:
Grant development and preparation work
Functional supervision of student research assistants
CanSORT website and social media presence
Associate Level: Bachelor degree in related field, Master’s degree in human service-related field, preferably in Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or Public Administration preferred. 1-3 years-related experience required.
Intermediate Level: Master’s degree in human service-related field, preferably in Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, or Public Administration with at least 5 years of experience in academic research environment
Familiarity with University policy and procedures regarding human subjects research (HIPAA, HSIP, etc.) and reporting requirements for federally funded research
Familiarity with IRB management via eResearch
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Ability to stay organized and focused in a busy and growing academic work environment
Flexibility and ability to multitask to manage competing deadlines and demands
Ability to travel locally and to participating clinic sites when necessary
Proficiency in the Windows computing environment, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Qualitative research skills, including experience both collecting and coding qualitative data
Clinical trial management experience
Grant support experience
Demonstrated scientific writing experience, including the use of reference management tools (EndNote) and research literature search engines
Experience with data entry and database management using REDCap
Knowledge of data analysis/statistical concepts and procedures
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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