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The Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has a current opening for a Junior Research Project Manager to support the research of Drs. Jason Baker, Anne Frosch, and Kristina Burrack being conducted in HCMCs Infectious Diseases department. This is a full-time, benefit earning position based primarily onsite with the ability to telework at times.


The Junior Research Project Manager will support the work of the Infectious Diseases research program at HHRI by fulfilling fiscal and operational needs for sponsored projects including: project budget preparation and monitoring, grant proposal planning and submissions and management of study data and specimens. The Junior Research Project Manager will monitor fiscal and administrative activities satisfying institutional, regulatory and funding guidelines and requirements. They will be responsible for monitoring multiple project budgets in ‘real-time’ and coordinating daily project activities (procurement and expenditures) for new and ongoing clinical and immunological research projects. Additionally, the Junior Research Project Manager will work closely with study Principal Investigators to coordinate pre and post award project budgets, study implementation and project support in accordance with sponsor and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines.

The Junior Research Project Manager will coordinate data queries and data management, including specimen tracking and management for multiple projects. They will serve as the primary point of contact for data work requests from the Infectious Disease investigators as well as the HIV clinical program, as part of reporting requirements for federal funding (HRSA; Ryan White Care Act).

The successful candidate will be mentored and will advance to the role of Research Project Manager supporting a single Principal Investigator’s program over time.


  • Grant and award support:
  • Preparation of project budgets in accordance with NIH or foundation grant application frameworks.
  • Complete funding agency application documents: biographical sketches, budget, budget justification, other support, resources, facilities and checklists (e.g. NIH grant applications).
  • Assist with the assembly of research data reports and presentations; including creation of quarterly and annual reports (as mandated by funder).
  • Project and program operational budget support:
  • Establish and track ‘real-time’ budget projections for funded projects, including estimated staff effort projections.
  • Coordinate project expenditure reconciliation, including submission of invoices for payment, and procurement of project office and laboratory supplies.
  • Act as liaison to vendors for study related services.
  • Maintain and monitor participant payment funds for all projects in accordance with institutional policy.
  • Data Management Support:
  • Coordinate project database development and data completeness monitoring/reporting.
  • Coordinate project/program specimen management, organization and storage.
  • Coordinate HRSA and Ryan White Care Act reporting requests from the Positive Care Center as needed.
  • Assist with IRB submissions and other regulatory reporting.


  • Review and maintain program SOPs
  • Organize and coordinate meetings, conference calls, and training sessions
  • Other duties as assigned



Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be a baccalaureate degree and at least one (1) year of related work experience in an academic environment dealing with research and extramural funding. Experience with writing and preparing documents required for federal grant proposals, as well as managing budgets is preferred.

Skill, Knowledge & Ability (SKA):


Ability to follow and establish standard operating procedures within and across research projects and systems (health care, public health, academic, government, community-based organizations). Ability to work independently within guidelines, be organized, establish priorities, manage work-scope to meet key programmatic and funding/sponsor deadlines, and work collaboratively with others. Requires interaction with a diverse population, institution administrators, physicians and non-physician clinic and research staff. Displays high standards of attendance, punctuality, maintains confidentiality, and manages time effectively. Demonstrate working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, and word processing applications, and effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; including a high-level of proficiency or expertise in using Microsoft Excel.


Experience with sponsored research project funding applications, administration and regulatory requirements. Knowledge of financial accounting concepts and procedures. Experience using data in healthcare, research, public health, or public sector setting. Experience coding in SAS, R or other programing language Experience with REDCap or querying relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, etc.).


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