The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Data Collector to support recruitment and retention and data collection across two NIH- funded studies: 1) an intervention study working with families of young children; 2) a longitudinal cohort study with families with (currently) older children/adolescents. The Data Collectors time would be split between data collection and recruitment and retention. As this person will also be doing data collection, having evening and weekend availability is required.
Job Responsibilities: 60% Data collection: Collect research data from participants, both in-person, virtually, and potentially in participant homes. These visits will be scheduled around family’s availability, which is why evening and weekend hours are required.
25% Support recruitment by doing recruitment calls, preparing recruitment materials, and scheduling research visits.
10% Administrative duties: organization of files, data entry, phone calls, attending meetings, assisting in study protocols. Other duties as assigned.
5% Translation of data collection materials (e.g., surveys) into Spanish
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
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Two years education or experience beyond high school to include one year of experience working in research and/or experience with data collection in social science, public health, or a medical field, such as psychology, sociology, or nutrition.
Ability to work evening hours and weekend hours, a minimum of 2-3 evenings per week.
Spanish fluency and ability to translate materials into Spanish.
Ability to work well independently and with a team.
A driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated effective communication skills (verbal and written).
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Experience participating in data collection for research, including recruitment, survey research, and in-home data collection.
Experience participating in an intervention study, particularly one with families related to childhood obesity.
Interest in research on families with physical and mental health concerns, childhood obesity prevention, and community-based research.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.