Researcher 5 - ICARE (Located in Duluth, MN)

About the Job
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.

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
• Other duties as needed

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

Qualifications: Experience

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

Qualifications: Education
Master's degree
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Duluth, MN
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