Anatomic Pathology Research Coordinator (Research Pro 3)
University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 351842
About the Job
This position provides professional research and technical support for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology research projects. Emphasis will be on efficiency in the design and conduct/flow of research projects. The position is the main contact of vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and other academic institutions on behalf of the faculty. This job is critical in the design of research processes and the implementation of SOPs for research involving archival clinical material. This person applies subject matter and regulatory knowledge, to ensure operational effectiveness. Problem resolution necessitates considerable resourcefulness in order to find solutions to research issues within budgetary constraints. Incumbent may assign duties to technical support staff and retain all purchases/source documentation for cost accounting purposes. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan. This position will receive guidance and oversight from manager. Incumbent will need to take several institutional workshops and training in order to become familiar with local policies and procedures.
Research Administration: 30%
Oversees program activities and develops standard operating procedures (SOP’s) to ensure ethical conduct of research with clinical specimens as well as clinical trials and compliance with good clinical practices (GCP's), federal regulations, and University and Clinical Partner policies and procedures.
Perform research planning and implementation; interpret and develop policies and carry out policy analysis projects on complex issues requiring considerable independent judgement.
Research Specimen and Data Management: 40%
Responsible for the day to day activities of multiple research projects in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Apply standardized techniques and modifying techniques in accordance with the requirements of specific experiments.
Perform clinical data extraction for research project from patient record systems including EPIC and CoPath.
Develop and implement comprehensive timelines, project plans, and identify resources to manage and meet grant deadlines. Understand design goals and design strategies for meeting goals.
Regulatory Processes for Research Compliance: 30%
Lead, train and coordinate staff involved in activities such as recruitment, enrollment, transporting or contacting research participants.
File IRB applications and follow up as appropriate.
Oversee access of archival clinical material for research and manages storage space for specimens.
Manage HIPAA compliant database for Anatomic Pathology research projects.
Working at the University
At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
University HSA contributions
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Employee wellbeing program
Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
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Requires BA/BS with at least 4 years of experience or advance degree with 2 years of experience working in clinical or translational research setting
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience with database management
Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word
Experience with development of SOPs
Good organizational skills
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple research projects from several PIs
Familiarity with pathology terminology and basic pathology laboratory techniques is desired
Some operational understanding of clinical and research pathology laboratories (tissue process, histologic techniques, IHC) is preferred
Experience with EPIC, CoPath, and OnCore
Experience with policy development
Experience working in a IHC GCP setting
Experience with Ethos IRB submissions and IRB management
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