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Position Title: Research Professional 2 (Executive Advisor)
Start Date: Review of applications begins immediately
Job Description:

Working with ResDAC offers:

  • The chance to join a diverse staff who assists researchers around the country
  • An outstanding, comprehensive University of Minnesota benefits package: medical and dental plans, life insurance, disability coverage, retirement savings plans, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, and an award-winning Wellness Program—to name a few
  • A flexible, hybrid work environment.  This means that the incumbent has an option to work remotely, partially remotely, or entirely in the office.  At this time, most ResDAC staff work remotely though may be asked to attend certain in-person work events regardless of remote status.
  • The opportunity to choose your working hours during ResDAC’s hours of operation 6:00am-6:00pm; will be discussed during the interview and hiring process
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth


  • Works independently to perform administrative review of complex research requests, identifies problems and issues related to the submission, and provides written recommendations to the researcher related to their request for CMS data. (45%)
  • Investigates and answers request-related questions from researchers, which may require consultation with ResDAC staff, other CMS contractors, and CMS to ensure compliance with CMS data release policies and federal regulations. (40%)
  • Responds to changes in CMS privacy requirements including communicating CMS Privacy Board requirements to researchers. (10%)
  • Completes special projects regarding data request matters when assigned. (5%)
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of relevant work experience or a combination of education and related work experience to equal 6 years
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Adobe (pdfs)
  • Demonstrated experience drafting, composing, and editing professional correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to prioritize tasks and manage workload effectively
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, biological sciences, or social sciences such as psychology, sociology, health and human sciences plus two (2) years relevant work experience in science-based research
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research proposal components and research terminology
  • Knowledge of the US Healthcare system, public health, health services, or epidemiologic research
  • Understanding of HIPAA and other data privacy regulations
  • Experience in effectively working with diverse cultures and populations to provide a service to customers
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