University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research Associate

Job Description:

Allina Health is seeking an Intermediate Research Associate to work with and support the Division of Applied Research to provide day-to-day operational support for division research projects and overall division operations, and develop, manage, and participate in projects/research agendas for the division under the supervision of project leaders. The primary objective of the position is to enable the professional team to work at their highest competency level possible and to support the advancement of investigator initiated research across Allina and its partners.

This role will provide study coordination and operational support for research projects with the Allina Health Mother Baby Service Line, primary care, and with a population-based heart disease prevention program.

Organizational Info:

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Commons, located in Minneapolis, is the headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, the site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.



BA/BS in life sciences, public health, nursing degree, social sciences, or related field with 2-5 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree.


  • Research project coordination experience, with direct experience coordinating research projects and teams. Previous experience coordinating projects in a healthcare environment preferred.
  • Ability to develop and manage multiple research projects/agendas and oversee budgets up to $500,000.
  • Ability to develop, lead, and manage medium sized projects utilizing common research project management methodologies and tools.
  • Ability to lead and mentor team members, project stakeholders, and research councils on project priorities, issues, and risks.
  • Ability to create and maintain a data set in Excel or Access or other related applications.
  • Experience and strong skills with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and reference management software.
  • Strong leadership judgment and business acumen.
  • Requires presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills as well as a team-oriented approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with stakeholder relationship management and negotiating requirements.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead meetings and direct team problem solving sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance diverse objectives, goals, and priorities while delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment are essential.
  • Must be able to think and work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented and connect to the “big-picture.”
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills.


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