WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Works in a laboratory environment with possible exposure to human and animal serum, chemical reagents, animal subjects and radioactive materials.
SUMMARY: Reports to a divisional clinical director, and is responsible for direction of the research administrative activities of a laboratory. Under the mentorship of the Principal Investigator, individual will prepare, write and present research papers. Provides consultation within area of expertise to individuals both internal and external to the hospital.
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect, honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly, geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system.
Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.
Supervises, research assistants including authoritatively recommending hiring, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges subordinates. Trains, counsels, assigns work to, and evaluates employees.
Assumes primary responsibility for the development, communication and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures for research and administrative functions in research setting.
Participates in the development of a coordinated budget. May administer the operational budget.
Reviews current literature to update approaches to research being conducted. Assigns review of specific literature to assistance.
Determines the direction of research efforts by reviewing data from previous research and external research papers to identify problem areas.
Sets up hypothesis and designs experiments to test them. Responsible for the development of research methodology used.
Ensures accurate collection and analysis of data gathered in research experiments. Interprets data using statistical methodology.
Prepares, writes and presents papers for publication as the principal investigator on research projects.
Participates in Hospital committees both research and non-research.
Contacts individuals both internal and external to the Hospital to provide professional consultation within area or expertise and to exchange information.
Strong problems solving skills and strong verbal and written communications skills.
One year experience in research. Requires an in-depth knowledge of the scientific field in which research is being performed.
Supervisory and administrative skills to direct a small group of research assistants.
Interpersonal skills to interface both externally and internally to the Hospital.
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.