Research Assistant - Urology

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22002121

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Urology is seeking a Research Assistant to support, conduct and manage research studies for the Pediatric Urology Division. 

Primary Duties:

  • Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by the principal investigator of the research project. 
  • Read and understand protocols. 
  • Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for research protocols. 
  • Set up, maintain and operate research materials or equipment. 
  • Recruit, consent and enroll research subjects.
  • Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines. 
  • Collect and track data, perform data entry, record and consolidate data as directed by the principal investigator and maintain record of methods used. 
  • Adhere to Quality Assurance protocols to maintain validity and integrity of research data. 
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and propose modifications to protocols; perform complex techniques per protocol; test and evaluate current procedures; develop and implement procedures for monitoring data integrity.
  • Prepare materials for reports. analyze data. Prepare bibliographies and abstracts for publications. May present results/findings at team and departmental meetings.
  • Assist with IRB, ACURF or similar protocol submissions. 
  • Track various indicators of project progress and summarize in reports to the research team. 
  • Assist in documenting compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist with procurement of supplies and materials. May initiate purchasing requests, monitor accounts/expenditures; reconcile statements.
  • May train, provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling of student employees.

Percent of Time: 100%
Pay Grade: 3A

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Six months to one year of experience with clinical research activities
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to manage complex information with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Proficiency with computers, software, and database systems
  • Knowledge of IRB guidelines and submissions

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of UI and/or UIHC policies, procedures, practices and regulations 
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and procedures 
  • Experience with statistical analysis software (SAS/SPSS)
  • Experience in sample processing and shipping
  • Experience with EPIC, TriNetX, SlicerDicer and RedCap

This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. 
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.

Job Benefits:

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

Application Instructions:

Application Process:
In order to be considered, applicants must upload cover letter and resume (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. 

Job ID: 81254

Posted 4 days ago

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