Clinical Research Associate - Cancer Center

The University of Iowa

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the University of Iowa is seeking a Clinical Health Care Research Associate to coordinate clinical study activities of the Clinical Research Services (CRS); participate in the design, execution and control of clinical research trials; coordinate the processing and analysis of clinical oncology data; coordinate clinical trial protocols and procedures; and develop new and/or revised research methodologies currently being conducted within the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC).

Duties Include:

  • Functions as a member of the Clinical Research Services team to plan, deliver, and evaluate the health care provided to research protocol patients.
  • Assists in the design, development, execution and administration for protocols and clinical studies.
  • Oversees operations of clinical research studies including the recruitment, coordination and scheduling of subject participation and procedures as required by protocol.
  • Follows study participants; manages collection of data including maintaining records of patient visits/interviews.
  • Assists physicians in determining eligibility of patients for cancer research protocols; assists in or directs other in obtaining patient consent to enter protocols and counsels patients and families regarding investigational therapy.
  • Coordinates services/referrals as appropriate with the Departments of Radiology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clinical Research Unit and/or other departments participating in the clinical research.
  • Enters patients on protocol, ensuring that all prerequisites have been completed and are within the required parameters.
  • Coordinates patient care needs and obtains follow-up information from local physicians, hospice, home care agencies, and local laboratories.
  • Monitors compliance gathers and maintains data for pharmaceutical sponsored research trials, in-house trials and cooperative group studies; creates worksheets, treatment flow sheets and assorted tools to provide source documentation of protocol treatment procedures; triages telephone calls from patients and families to facilitate clinic visits for medical care/emergent care needs; assists in obtaining prescription medications; provides follow-up for treatment related complications.
  • Performs critical analysis of literature relevant to the clinical trials.
  • Educates faculty, staff and others about clinical research and methods employed in research studies; prepares educational materials for patients and other staff as needed to carry out protocol therapy.
  • Selects, applies and tests standard methodologies, techniques and tools such as manuals, forms and questionnaires.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required of individuals performing this job.

The department intends to hire for one position from either Clinical Health Care Research Associate (PRV2), requisition 22001701 or Clinical Research Associate (PRA2), requisition 22002457, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you wish to be considered or both.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The NCI designation recognized our cancer center, and its research scientist, physicians, and other health care professionals, for their roles in advancing cancer research that impacts on our ability to prevent, detect and treat our patients with cancer. Not just a floor, or a building, or even confined to a single college. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center coordinates all cancer-related research, education, and patient care by faculty from 41 departments and six colleges, as well as UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children’s Hospital.

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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  • A Master’s degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An equivalent combination option must include a BSN plus professional nursing experience.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in clinical oncology and/or clinical research.
  • Current valid Iowa Registered Nurse license.
  • Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the workplace.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • Certification as Clinical Research Coordinator.
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and procedures.


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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and a cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

References: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process

With additional questions, please reach out to Hannah Smith at

Job ID: 84063

Posted 26 days ago

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