This full-time Research Professional will work directly with Dr. Sarah Espinoza in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health on studies related to physical activity, sports, and well-being among children and adolescents. This person will be responsible for assisting in quantitative research and qualitative research. Research tasks will include aiding in grant development; collecting and managing data; developing and modifying IRB protocols and study logistics; recruiting participants; revising manuscripts; and reviewing literature (75% of time). Responsibilities will also include community outreach, including maintenance of study websites, social media channels, and attendance at in-person events (25% of time). This will be a hybrid position: some attendance will be required at in-person meetings and study sessions.
75% of time: research development (aiding in grant development; collecting and managing data; developing and modifying IRB protocols and study logistics; recruiting participants; revising manuscripts; and reviewing literature).
25% of time: community outreach (including maintenance of study websites, social media channels, and attendance at in-person events).
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
BA or BS in field related to kinesiology, health, or child development with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years
Graduate-level coursework in field related to kinesiology, health, child development, or research
Experience in research and working with university Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
Comfort communicating with study participants by e-mail, phone, and video call
Living in or relocating to Twin Cities Metro Area
Ability to pass background check for work with minors
Respect for diversity and people from all backgrounds (e.g., race, ethnicity, weight status, health status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, dis/ability status)
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.