Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MK-MDT) conducts research on dementia and its associated risks and co-morbidities in partnership with Indigenous and rural communities. Our modern facilities have been thoughtfully constructed to foster team science approaches to research and well-being. The MK-MDT investigators and staff work collaboratively with academic and community research partners in the US and Canada using a community-based participatory research framework. Reporting to the Research Manager, this Researcher 2 will be responsible for qualitative data analysis and other duties related to multiple MK-MDT projects focused on rural and Indigenous dementia and brain health equity.
Qualitative coding and data cleaning (90%) â¢ Performs social-behavioral research data analysis by following research methodologies and protocols to thoughtfully ensure quality research outcomes and findings, including data entry and data coding using NVIVO qualitative data analysis software â¢ Ensures data quality by verifying transcripts with audio files â¢ Assists with the preparation and management of multiple NVivo databases, including cleaning data, importing data, and preparing project codebooks â¢ Assists in the development of qualitative coding frameworks and definitions â¢ Code qualitative data and participate in regular consensus building meetings with other analysts â¢ Assists with running data queries and reliability tests â¢ Identifies overarching themes and subthemes in a variety of datasets including interviews, focus groups, interview summaries and field notes â¢ Supports secondary level analysis by summarizing preliminary findings in data tables and other deliverables â¢ Contribute to writing presentations and reports - development of data visualization, formatting, and editing â¢ Tracks project progress and documents work
â¢ Maintains confidentiality in data security and management at all times based on university health information and compliance protocols â¢ Attends and participates in data analyst meetings â¢ Assist with the development of data collection instruments such as interview and focus group guides, surveys, and screening tools to identify eligible research participants â¢ Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the UMN Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) â¢ Maintains current Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training for social and behavioral research, as well as Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training as required
Research administration (10%) â¢ Assist with the preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations for national and international conferences. â¢ Assist with the planning of data analyst and/or coding meetings and takes notes when applicable â¢ Assists with the development of policies and procedures or work plans related to data analysis â¢ Attend mandatory MK-MDT staff meetings and training sessions â¢ Perform other duties as assigned
Time commitment: 40 hours/week during each year Number of positions: 1 Start Date: Immediate (open to discussion) Please include CV
**This position is on-site in Duluth MN 55805. Remote or hybrid work will not be considered**
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required qualifications â¢ BA/BS and at least 1 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 5 years. â¢ Experience with qualitative research methods
Preferred qualifications â¢ MA/MS in health science, public health, medical anthropology, psychology, or other health related discipline â¢ Experience using NVIVO qualitative data analysis software â¢ 3 years of experience in a research role â¢ Experience related to research projects with Indigenous and/or rural communities Responsibilities