Researcher 5 – ICARE (9742R5)

Researcher 5 – ICARE (9742R5)

(Job Posting ID: 339691)

 

Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MK-MDT) conducts research on dementia and its associated risks and co-morbidities in collaboration with Indigenous and rural communities in the Great Lakes Region.  Our modern facilities have been thoughtfully constructed to foster team science approaches to research and well-being. The MK-MDT works collaboratively with Faculty Investigators from the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, and academic and community research partners in the US and Canada. Reporting to the Executive Director, this Researcher 5 will be responsible for research activities related to the Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Research and Engagement (ICARE) project.

ICARE will address dementia disparities by examining how culture and community-specific context shape Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) illness experiences in Indigenous populations. Using ethnographic and community-based approaches the team will integrate the Indigenous lived experience of ADRD in the creation of culturally appropriate and safe approaches to improve dementia diagnostics, care and outreach.Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MK-MDT) conducts research on dementia and its associated risks and co-morbidities in collaboration with Indigenous and rural communities in the Great Lakes Region.  Our modern facilities have been thoughtfully constructed to foster team science approaches to research and well-being. The MK-MDT works collaboratively with Faculty Investigators from the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, and academic and community research partners in the US and Canada. Reporting to the Executive Director, this Researcher 5 will be responsible for research activities related to the Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Research and Engagement (ICARE) project.

ICARE will address dementia disparities by examining how culture and community-specific context shape Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) illness experiences in Indigenous populations. Using ethnographic and community-based approaches the team will integrate the Indigenous lived experience of ADRD in the creation of culturally appropriate and safe approaches to improve dementia diagnostics, care and outreach.

 

Required qualifications

  • Terminal degree in Health Science, Public Health or Social Sciences
  • Ability to Travel, occasionally overnight, to locations in Rural Minnesota and to national and international conferences

 

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD in Health Science, Public Health, or Social Sciences (medical sociology, medical anthropology, medical geography, or community health) or other health related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a research role
  • Experience with qualitative and Indigenous research methods
  • Experience related to research projects with Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the health of older adults and/or age-related neurological conditions
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience drafting or writing grant applications, ethics protocols and research reports
  • Project coordination skills
  • Knowledge and awareness of community-based participatory research
  • Experience in the area of intervention design or implementation science an asset

 

Responsibilities
Research and data (90%)

  • Develop research articles for publication
  • Translate research findings into health education materials
  • Review and synthesize research literature; conduct systematic and critical reviews
  • Conduct qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
  • Research data collection, analysis and dissemination
  • Assume a lead role in preparing research proposals, grant applications and ethics applications

 

Community Engagement (10%)

  • Prepare briefing notes, background reports, presentations, and other meeting materials for community partner meetings
  • Participate in community engagement activities to support research collaborations with community partners
  • Serve on committees as requested representing the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team.

 

About the Department

The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

We do this by:

  • Educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native communities
  • Fostering excellence in research
  • Emphasizing the training of physicians in Family Medicine
  • Creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Working in innovative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams

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
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please go to: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, External Applicants, and search by Job Code “339691” or by Duluth location. There you will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

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.
This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

 

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

 

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

 

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD’s many research institutes and labs.