Neurology- Clinical / HC Research Associate

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Healthcare / Education & Training

Job Reference #: 19005223

The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa is seeking a Clinical/Healthcare Research Associate to join an amazing Neurology Care Team and an outstanding group of Healthcare Research Nurses. This position requires strong clinical skills and specialized licensing in order to screen patients for study eligibility and consent for clinical trials. The Clinical/Healthcare Research Associate will educate patients on scope of study, potential risks and benefits, possible alternatives, and study requirements. Will relay information to the principle investigator, verify patient eligibility, administer study medication, and identify adverse reactions.

Protocol Development and Study Responsibilities

  • Assist in in the design, development, execution, administration and maintenance of protocols and clinical studies and provide input into descriptions of complex research procedures.
  • Assist patients with problems related to protocol. Oversee Case Report Form development.
  • Review query reports. Resolve all monitoring visit issues. Perform and monitor randomizations.
  • Develop complex study materials.
  • Serve as liaison to local health care practitioners, agencies, and sponsors. 

Subject Recruitment and Enrollment 

  • Screen, recruit, enroll, and obtain informed consent for clinical research activities and perform skilled work in a specialized area of research.
  • Oversee the recruitment of subjects and scheduling of trial-related procedures.
  • Prepare and develop complex study recruitment materials. 

Data Collection and Monitoring 

  • Participate in the design, development, and testing of clinical research trial data systems.
  • Validate data and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Revise and implement change in data collection. 

Regulatory Guidelines and Documents 

  • Manage and organize regulatory documentation.
  • Prepare regulatory submissions.
  • Perform on-site audits of research and clinical data.
  • Monitor compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents.
  • Prepare and present Institutional Review Boards or other submissions and required regulatory documents.
  • May recommend corrective action for reportable events. 


  • May provide functional supervision. May mentor new staff under direction. 

Financial Responsibility 

  • Develop and administer budget for studies.

PERCENT:  100%, full-time

PAY LEVEL:            5A, 


Education Requirement

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


  • Current RN Iowa Nursing license is required. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum of 1 year related experience.
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years nursing experience.
  • Experience in neurology or with neurological disorders.
  • Experience with drawing and processing lab samples.
  • Experience with EPIC.
  • Experience with Hawk-IRB and other study databases.
  • Willingness to undergo protocol specific training, including assessments.
  • Willingness to travel for study related activities, take call for acute studies, and have flexibility with hours as needed.
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations. 


To be considered, applicants must upload a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references must be filled in and completed within the application itself.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

  • The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Job ID: 70517

Posted 10 days ago

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