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Research Professional 4

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minnesota, United States
$53,747.00 - $62,400.00
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Overview

The School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, seeks a part-time Research Professional 4. This position will involve a combination of effort on research project management and coordination (50% effort).

The Research Professional will work on research coordination tasks for the NIH-funded YogaMoves study. YogaMoves study is testing a pilot, feasibility yoga intervention for sedentary, African-American women in the Twin Cities. 


Job Responsibilities

Research Coordination and Management Tasks (75%)

    With the assistance of Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson and Dr. Mark Pereira, oversee the operational activities of the development, implementation and evaluation of the YogaMoves intervention. Meet weekly with Dr. Barr-Anderson and/or Dr. Pereira, and quarterly with the study investigative team to manage study activities. Supervise graduate and undergraduate research staff working on the intervention.


Administrative Duties (25%)

    Take leadership in IRB modifications and other IRB tasks. Along with Dr. Barr-Anderson, responsible for monitoring study budget, in collaboration with study accountant. Compile and prepares financial progress reports.


  • Ensure that the study is conducted in accordance with the study protocol and University of Minnesota regulations. Manage the preparation of progress reports and quality control monitoring. Click or tap here to enter text.


The University of Minnesota encourages a healthy work life balance for employees. CEHD is committed to an excellent employee experience, offering a flexible work environment that meets the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve. Flexible work arrangements may include flexibility in schedule and/or work location. All UMN employees are expected to follow applicable public health and safety procedures.  




    BA/BS with at least 5 years of experience or MS degree with 3 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 9 years. Demonstrated interest in health equity research.  Strong technical writing and communications skills. Excellent organizational skills. 


    Demonstrated interest in yoga research. Experience in working on the implementation or management of research projects. Experience in supervising paid staff or volunteers. Experience in writing and managing protocols to protect the rights of human research participants. Experience managing research budgets.


About the Department:

The School of Kinesiology at the UMTC has a rich tradition of research and scholarship, combined with excellence in teaching and service. The mission of the School is to enrich the quality of human life by expanding, applying, and disseminating the body of knowledge germane to human movement, physical activity, and their applied systems. Complete information on the School can be found on the website, 

About the College:

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.

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Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Questions about the position can be directed to Gao Thao ( Completed applications must include a CV, cover letter, and 3 references. The application deadline is November 8, 2021, but will remain open until filled. 


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