Allina Health Research Scientist Principal in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Research Scientist Principal

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Allina Health EMS

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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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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, 12 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.

Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is a leader and innovator in pre-hospital emergency medical services and is devoted to providing skilled and compassionate advanced life support, basic life support and scheduled transport in more than 100 Minnesota communities. Nearly 600 paramedics, emergency medical technicians and dispatchers work together to provide service to an area of approximately 1,000 square miles, reaching more than 1 million people annually.


Req ID: 36544

Lead, manage and contribute to high quality emergency medical services (EMS) research and dissemination that aims to optimize and shape the future of EMS care in service to Allina patients, families, and communities, and the broader community of EMS stakeholders. The EMS Principal Research Scientist has primary accountability for the development and execution of the EMS research agenda at Allina Health. The principal scientist will facilitate, collaborate in, and direct research design, analysis and writing efforts with clinician partners and external collaborators, and is responsible for the dissemination of research activity and findings to both internal and external audiences. The principal scientist provides leadership for research study teams, oversight for day-to-day research operations, mentors research scientists and clinician research partners, and supervises research staff/students.


Master’s degree in epidemiology, evaluation, measurement, or related scientific discipline with 6-8 years professional experience or doctorate in epidemiology, measurement, or related scientific discipline with 2-3 years professional experience


Possesses a comprehensive understanding of clinical, health services and/or population health research methodsExperience overseeing the development of and implementation of research studies including identifying research design, developing data collection tools and procedures, analyzing data, managing study personnel and budgetHighly developed and proven medical writing skills, including significant experience serving as the lead author of peer-reviewed publicationsWorking knowledge of general statistical methods, experience in healthcare data analysis/reporting and 4-5 years of statistical programming in SAS, SPSS or STATAExperience as a significant contributor to healthcare-related grant applications or research proposals, including methods/design, project timeline and implementation, data analysis, and dissemination sectionsKnowledge of IRB processes and guidelines for the ethical conduct of researchDemonstrated ability to form and lead multi-disciplinary and collaborative research teamsExperience in conceptualizing, building, and leading long-term research programs with multiple streams of inquiryWorking knowledge of EMS data streams Well-developed computer skills including: proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, use of online medical library search engines, data collection applications, and citation management toolsStrong interpersonal and communication skills, including experience presenting research results to professional and lay audiencesExcellent mentorship and supervisory skillsAbility to multitask, prioritize and work under tight deadlines

Work Schedule

0.7 FTE position, largely days.

Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

  • Located in St. Paul

  • Population = 270,000

  • Service Area = 1,600,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Allina Health EMS

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