Type of Position: Specified Term (a specific term of appointment that is not to exceed the period designated and is assured of funding only through the date indicated. That period may be up to three years and may be extended only by provision of a specified term reappointment letter.Reappointment to specified term status may not exceed six years.
Drivers License required: No
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Position Summary: Provide support for research for the multi-institutional cleft palate registry project by recruiting subjects, conducting questionnaires, collecting and analyzing results, communicating with the lead institution and multi-institutional study coordinators, managing research team evaluations, and performing operational duties associated with the study.Key areas of responsibilities include recruiting subjects, conducting research activities, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing subsite reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and coordinating teamwork with other site research team members.
Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by multi-institutional research staff or principal investigator of the research project.
Read and review articles as directed.
As individual skills develop, analyze literature to develop hypothesis for discussion with other researchers or principal investigator.
Experiments, Investigations, Evaluations:
Read and understand protocols.
Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for research protocols.
Set up and operate research materials or equipment.
Perform procedures assuring fidelity to protocols.
Recruit, consent and enroll research subjects; perform varied tasks in the research environment (lab, clinic, office, operating room ).
Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines.
Collect, record and consolidate data as directed by the site Principal Investigator and multi-institutional lead Principal Investigator.
Adhere to Quality Assurance protocols to maintain validity and integrity of research data.
As individual skills develop: troubleshoot, analyze and propose modifications to other researchers or principal investigator; perform complex techniques as outlined in research protocols; test and evaluate current procedures; develop and implement procedures for monitoring data integrity; present results at lab meetings.
Collect, Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications:
Collect and track, perform data entry in RedCap for reports and maintain records of methods used per multi-institutional protocol.
Communicate in conference calls with multi-site research assistant and coordinator team to update our site to central protocols as research progresses.
Prepare and submit materials for reports.
As skills develop, analyze data.
Prepare bibliographies and abstracts for publications.
May present results/finding at team and departmental meetings.
Administrative and Project Management:
Assist with IRB, NIH or similar protocol submissions.
Track various indicators of project progress and summarize in reports to the research team both locally and nationally.
Assist in documenting compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines.
Facilities and Equipment Management:
Assist in the preparation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory and facility equipment.
Assist with procurement of supplies and materials.
May initiate purchasing requests, monitor accounts/expenditures; reconcile statements.
As skills develop, may train, provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling of employees to assure outcomes are achieved.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent organizational and communication skills is required.
Experience with IRB is required.
Experience recruiting to studies is required.
Experience with REdCap software skills and proficient with computer software is required.
Available to work Monday, Thursday and Friday is required.
Experience working with parents with infants is highly desirable.
Knowledge of UIHC policy and procedures is desirable.
Experience in teams is desirable.
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.
Internal Number: 19002118_1554411144
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