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All Research Positions currently being advertised at the University of Iowa.



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ASST RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINJobs@UIOWA

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Salary: $47,828.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 05/04/2017

Job Duties:

To assist the laboratory director in performing quality scientific research. This position requires the individual to determine experimental design according to project objectives, to assist in formulating new research goals, exercise independent judgment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  The individual may also participate in the preparation of written materials for publication and grant applications.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



CLIN TRIALS RSRCH ASSOCIATE(CLINICAL TRIALS/DATA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)Jobs@UIOWA

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Psychiatry

Salary: $40,202.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 05/04/2017

Job Duties:

CLINICAL TRIAL & DATA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY



Basic Function and Responsibility



Coordinate the performance of clinical research by managing subject recruitment, scheduling, and enrollment; administer study protocols; oversee data processing and management; maintain compliance with regulatory guidelines and documents; gather information and assist in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports; perform human resources/leadership and financial responsibilities as indicated.



Key Areas of Responsibility



Research Project Development and Management:



Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of research techniques and procedures relating to the performance of medical/social science research.  Assist and advise in study design and protocol development; provide input into descriptions of complex research procedures.  Perform and oversee execution, administration and maintenance of study protocols.  Design, implement and maintain an interdepartmental research registry; serve as liaison between collaborating treatment providers and/or departments. 



Subject Recruitment and Enrollment:



Recruit potential study participants via known registries and applicable clinics.  Screen potential study participants based upon project criteria.  Track and follow up with prospective study participants within project guidelines.  Manage the scheduling of testing and appointments, including arrangement of travel, on-site room and equipment reservations, coordination of the test day agenda, and confirmation of arrangements with scheduled study participants. 



Educate study participants on scope of study, potential risks and benefits, possible alternatives, and study requirements for participants.  Obtain informed consent and other required regulatory documents, and monitor participant experience for reportable events.



Maintain contact information of project participants in a secure database and proactively manage scheduling of follow up study visits to comply with project longitudinal goals. 



Data Collection, Monitoring and Reporting:



Independently design, develop, test and maintain clinical research trials data systems.  Score and record data collected; perform and oversee data entry, data audit, and maintenance of computerized databases. Revise and implement change in data collection as indicated.  Validate data, review query reports and make recommendations for resolutions.  Perform and monitor randomizations.  Perform on-site audits of research and clinical data.  Perform chart review for data collection within protocol guidelines. 



Perform library research on specified topics and prepare bibliographies and abstracts according to instructions.  Assist in the preparation of material for reports to be written by faculty and staff on research projects.  Respond to inquiries about assigned projects and present at informational sessions and panel discussions as requested.  Prepare information for reporting to funding source(s).



Regulatory Guidelines and Documents:



Manage and monitor compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents; prepare regulatory submissions.  Communicate with IRB staff and investigators, resolve all monitoring visit issues, and recommend corrective action for reportable events.  

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



CLIN TRIALS RSRCH ASST/DATA MG(DATA MANAGER)Jobs@UIOWA

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Salary: $36,944.00 - $48,000.00

Advertising Ends On: 05/04/2017

Job Duties:

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:



The Data Manager serves as a member of the Clinical Research Services  team and assists in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care provided to research protocol patients; works closely with Clinical Research Coordinators in the collection of data and in close collaboration with multiple departments and offices, including the University Clinical Trials Office; maintains medical documentation, binders and files; manage data entry and electronic data systems for clinical research protocols;  performs labs procedures for clinical trials currently being conducted within the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC).   



CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:




  • Functions as a member of the Clinical Research Services team to plan, prioritize, deliver, and evaluate the health care provided to research protocol patients.

  • Prepare, retrieve, store, and ship laboratory specimens and other diagnostic test results.

  • Creates, populates, maintains, and enhances multiple databases containing clinical and research information obtained through review of patient charts and samples, lab reports and other related information and in a manner that complies with Institutional Review Board requirements and in response to physician and research needs and requirements.

  • Assists in the design, development, execution and administration of data entry for protocols and clinical studies.

  • Follows study participants; manages collection of data including maintaining records of patient visits/interviews.

  • Enters protocol patient data on electronic databases ensuring that all prerequisites have been completed and are within the required parameters.

  • Assists in the preparation of research study charts for periodic review by both internal and external monitors.  Assist in follow up of any queries identified in the review.

  • Assists in obtaining and delivering prescription medications from investigational pharmacy.

  • 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 provides follow-up for treatment related complications.

  • Serves as liaison to local physicians/hospitals to facilitate care of protocol patients when hospitalized at outside institutions; obtains documentation of the hospitalizations; provides notification to the Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, and FDA as required per protocol.

  • Assists in judging validity of data; makes recommendations for change as opportunities for improvement are identified in close collaboration with the clinical research coordinator. 



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



Please note: Five professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.  



 



 

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



CLIN TRIALS RSRCH SPECIALIST(CLINICAL TRIAL & DATA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH)Jobs@UIOWA

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Anesthesia

Salary: $47,828.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 05/01/2017

Job Duties:


  • Develop, edit, coordinate, manage, and maintain protocols.

  • Establish study-related metrics for efficiency and success.

  • Prepare, evaluate and analyze reports.

  • Review aggregate data from query resolutions and monitor visit reports for all studies. Communicate to health care practitioners, agencies and sponsors.

  • Responsible for site management and daily activities associated with perioperative clinical trials; respond to clinical site questions regarding data collection and data entry issues; provide training and guidance; organize and facilitate meetings, etc.

  • Perform clinical and data coordination functions as a specialist/technical expert in a specific discipline(s).

  • Coordinate the care of research participants according to protocols requiring a high level of judgment and independent action.

  • Review new protocols, educate and assign protocols to staff.

  • Evaluate and analyze data collection procedures.

  • Update and maintain the requirement and specifications for the electronic data capture systems.

  • Perform quality assurance checks to assure data collection validity.

  • Manage and organize regulatory documentation from sites and regulatory authorities. Prepare regulatory submissions.

  • Perform on-site audits of research and clinical data.

  • Communicate with IRB staff, investigators, and regulatory authorities.

  • Monitor compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents.

  • Manage safety of subjects.

  • Assume responsibility for reportable events reporting, and any corrective actions taken.

  • May develop and manage the performance of staff; assure staff is compliant with UI policies and procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



CLINICAL/HC RESEARCH ASSISTANTJobs@UIOWA

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Cardiothoracic SurgerySalary: $40,202.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.Job Duties: Apply clinical skills requiring a nursing license to deliver and evaluate research protocols and clinical trials in Cardiothoracic Surgery. To participate in the design, execution, and control of cardiothoracic clinical research trials; coordinate the processing and analysis of trials data; coordinate clinical trial protocols and procedures; develop new and/or revised research methodologies; provide supervision of protocol staff. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in the design, development, execution and administration of protocol and clinical studies. Participate in the development of the general research goals and in the planning of the implementation of the clinical trials. Prepares IRB submissions according to University guidelines. Maintains grants’ regulatory files according to granting agency and University policies. Oversee operations of clinical research studies including the recruitment, coordination and scheduling of subject participation and procedures per protocol requirements.  Assist physicians in determining eligibility of patients for research protocols. Perform physical exams and follow-up visits including expanded nursing procedures, as well as, reviewing medical histories, test results and symptoms to determine eligibility or need for treatment, follow-up, and/or referral per research protocols. Enrolls patients on protocol, ensuring that all prerequisites have been completed and are within the required parameters. Organize clinic/study procedures, follow study participants and manage collection of accurate data in a timely manner, keeping data and documentation secure and confidential. Assist and/or direct others in obtaining patient consent to enter protocols and counsel patients and families regarding investigational therapy. Coordinate services/referrals as appropriate with other departments participating in the clinical research as appropriate. Coordinate patient care needs and obtain follow-up information from local physicians or laboratories or appropriate healthcare providers per established research protocols. Serve as a liaison to local physicians/hospitals and collaborating institutions to facilitate care of protocol patients. Assist patients with problems related to their protocol therapy such as consultation when calling concerns related to: returning for emergency evaluation in the case of side effects, assisting with emotional problems or other related issues. Maintain records of services provided and work within individual protocol budgets. Serve as a liaison to the University Business Office to identify exact patient tests and procedures which are paid for by study sponsors, and to assist with questions related to billing for protocol treatment procedures. Perform critical analysis of literature relevant to the clinical trials. Assist in judging validity of data and make recommendations.  Perform complex statistical analysis of data and prepare data for computer analysis.  Use evaluation data to revise and implement change. Assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents for submission to study sponsors. Supervise protocol research support staff. Applicant Credentials are Subject to VerificationBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.IOWA CITY, IA 52240[...]



CLINICAL/HC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE(STUDY COORDINATOR)Jobs@UIOWA

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: PediatricsSalary: $47,828.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.Job Duties: About the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center.  Forbes Magazine named the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as the Number 1 employer in the Health Care industry category and Number 12 employer overall for 2015. About the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is a national leader in pediatric medicine.  The Department's mission is to provide outstanding care to the children of Iowa and beyond by being a leader in state-of-the-art clinical care to children, performing cutting-edge research to find new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses, and educating the next generation of pediatric health care providers.  The Department comprises the medical and research staff of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.  UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions, and Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital.  A new free-standing Children’s Hospital opened in February 2017.   The position will support ongoing and new clinical research studies for the Department of Pediatrics.  Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Research/Clinical Activities Perform clinical/health care research activities in a skilled/specialized area. Screen patient for study eligibility and consent for clinical trials. Educate patient on scope of study, potential risks and benefits, possible alternatives, and study requirements for patient. Relay information to principle investigator and 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 CRF 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 study recruitment materials. 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  *** Please note: Five (5) professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. *** Applicant Credentials are Subject to VerificationBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background check[...]



CLINICAL/HC RESEARCH ASSOCIATEJobs@UIOWA

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: ICTS - Clinical Research Resources

Salary: $38,265.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

Apply clinical skills requiring specialized licensing to deliver research protocols. Provide professional nursing care, monitor patients within a defined outpatient and/or inpatient setting, and conduct clinical research within parameters of study protocols following established standards and practices.



Key Areas of Responsibilities Include:




  • Research/Clinical Activities

  • Protocol Development and Study Responsibilities

  • Data Collection and Monitoring

  • Regulatory Guidelines and Documents

  • Human Resources/Leadership



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



 



 

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



COMPLIANCE & EDUCATION SPEC(IRB EDUCATION & COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST)Jobs@UIOWA

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Human Subjects

Salary: $36,944.00 - $39,000.00

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development seeks a self-motivated professional to serve as IRB Education and Compliance Specialist in the Human Subjects Office. This position will provide developmental and administrative assistance and expertise for the human subjects protection programs and services administered by the Human Subjects Office (HSO).  Conduct in-depth, on-site reviews of selected human subjects research projects for the purpose of assessing compliance with federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, and University of Iowa policies and procedures for the conduct of research involving human subjects.




  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for the IRB Compliance Program.

  • Assist in the development and presentation of  training sessions for university investigators, IRB members, and Human Subjects Office staff on the protection of human research subjects.

  • Assist in scheduling and preparations for training sessions and presentations.

  • Assist in administrative tasks related to IRB member and researcher education.

  • Conduct on-site reviews.

  • Conduct monitoring via online surveys.

  • Follow-up on reviews.

  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationship with investigators.

  • Promote available HSO/IRB resources, including HSO office hours, website, etc.

  • Staff educational poster sessions within the University and the area community.

  • Present compliance monitoring findings at IRB meetings.

  • Assist in preparing the application for accreditation to the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs (AAHRPP).

  • Generate written reports that disseminate results of the compliance monitoring process.

  • Organize and conduct follow-up of the results of the monitoring process with the research team, IRB leadership, and university administrators.

  • Track multiple research project reviews using established database systems.

  • Compile monthly monitoring findings for report to supervisor.

  • Distribute online feedback surveys.

  • ​Assign projects to and supervise project progress of student employee.



Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.



For more information about Competencies, visit: https://hr.uiowa.edu/competencies

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSISTANT(RESEARCH ASSISTANT)Jobs@UIOWA

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

Provide support for research in the FOE Diabetes Research Center by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory (bench and field), animal or human research. Research in the natural, health, physical and social sciences is included in this job family.  Key areas of responsibilities include conducting research activities/experiments, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and supervision/staffing.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSISTANTJobs@UIOWA

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

Provide support for hearing loss research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory (bench and field), animal or human research. Research in the natural, health, physical and social sciences is included in this job family.  Key areas of responsibilities include conducting research activities/experiments, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and supervision/staffing.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSISTANT(RESEACH ASSISTANT)Jobs@UIOWA

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $18.50 - $20.70/hr

Advertising Ends On: 05/03/2017

Job Duties:

Provide support for a research lab by participating in the design and execution of experiments and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory.  Key areas include: animal husbandry and mouse colony management, mammalian tissue culture, molecular biology and basic cloning, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, and administrative and project management.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSISTANT(RESEARCH ASSISTANT)Jobs@UIOWA

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Biochemistry

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY



This person will work in laboratory of David Price that uses a combination of biochemical, molecular, and cellular approaches to study the regulation of human transcription, especially RNA polymerase II elongation control.  This person will be responsible for the generation and interpretation of experimental data and assist in the daily operations of the laboratory.



 



CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES




  1. Propagation of human cell lines

  2. Protein purification, SDS-PAGE, and Western blot analysis

  3. Perform fluorescence microscopy

  4. DNA plasmid construction and mutagenesis (PCR, DNA purification, bacterial transformations)

  5. Perform library research on topics studied, prepare research materials for reports, and assist in the preparation of papers for publication.

  6. Order general laboratory supplies, maintain equipment, and sustain laboratory organization.

  7. Analyze and interpret data with the help of others in the laboratory, and determine the validity of the results.  Keep detailed laboratory notebooks recording experimental data and analyses and present these findings at weekly lab meetings.  Recommend further experiments and/or changes in procedures.

  8. Other duties as assigned.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSISTANTJobs@UIOWA

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Psychological and Brain SciencesSalary: $36,944.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 06/20/2017Job Duties: To assist in research studies examining the development of young children in families.  This will include recruitment of families, scheduling and conducting lengthy observational sessions and interviews with parents and children, assisting with preparation of session scripts, performing observational coding of recorded data and assessing reliability.  Position duties include data management, supervising and training junior lab members, assisting with IRB applications, and performing other research tasks as part of a research team. Follow the overall research protocol for the study with regard to recruiting subjects, conducting lengthy observational sessions, securing data, coding, and processing data for analyses. Duties include: Record, organize, check data collected from children and parents during sessions, from interviews and questionnaires, and generated through observational coding. Conduct observational sessions with young children and parents according to detailed scripts (as a visit coordinator). Assist in preparing session scripts. Prepare and implement other research instruments (interviews with parents, questionnaires). In collaboration with PI Kochanska, prepare observational coding materials and assign and monitor coding progress and data entry. Review collected data for accuracy. Monitor and review data entry. Collaborate with PI Kochanska and other research staff on publications and grant applications and reports to funding agencies. Provide orientation and training to students and staff, including training other visit coordinators. Supervise lab members, including assigning and monitoring work responsibilities (e.g., coding systems, scheduling and conducting sessions, prop preparation, camera operation, saving video files, filing data after sessions, work logs), ensuring accuracy of work, and ensuring compliance with IRB guidelines. Interview student applicants and provide recommendation to PI Kochanska. Assure fidelity with all research protocols. Order needed supplies, including working with IT team. Assure compliance with IRB guidelines. Assist PI and others in submitting IRB applications. Assure new team members complete certification for human subjects’ research. Monitor timely payments to subjects. Monitor session records and log sheets. Assist PI with reports to funding agencies.   **For detailed job description, please email christine-stevens@uiowa.edu.** The Research Assistant classification is the first classification in the Research Professional job family.  For more information about this job family, visit https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PRK Note to Applicant: The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included. Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications. Proficiency levels are defined as: Basic Application - Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations. Working Experience - Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations. For more information about competencies, visit: http://hr.uiowa.edu[...]



RESEARCH ASSISTANT(RESEARCH ASSISTANT: PSYCHIATRY)Jobs@UIOWA

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Psychiatry

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 05/01/2017

Job Duties:

RESEARCH ASSISTANT - DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY



Basic Function and Responsibility



The lab of Dr. Hanna Stevens is looking for a research assistant to join our team. The successful applicant will manage the experimental activities in our developmental neuroscience lab. This position offers a rewarding combination of involvement in cutting-edge research and involvement in a vibrant team.



Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities




  1. Mouse husbandry, line management, behavior, and genotyping

  2. DNA/RNA extraction, protein purification, gel electrophoresis, and Western blot analysis

  3. Immunocytochemistry

  4. PCR (including RT-qPCR)

  5. Digital fluorescence microscopy and stereology

  6. Perform a summary of the literature related to the topics studied, prepare research materials for reports, and assist in the preparation of papers for publication. 

  7. Analyze and interpret data with the help of others in the laboratory, and determine the validity of the results.  Keep detailed laboratory notebooks recording experimental data and analyses and present these findings at weekly lab meetings.  Recommend further experiments and/or changes in procedures.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSISTANTJobs@UIOWA

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Institute for Human GeneticsSalary: $36,944.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 05/05/2017Job Duties: BASIC FUNCTION To conduct experimental tests and procedures in a clinical diagnostics and research laboratory environment.  Perform experiments and operate instrumentation in support of the genome analysis services using state-of –the –art sequencing technologies.  Key areas of responsibilities include conducting experiments, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and supervision/staffing. Research: Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by other 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.  Conduct Experiments:  Read and understand protocols.  Perform a variety of assays and experimental tests involving PCR and sequencing techniques.  Perform molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction and quantification, gel electrophoresis.  Perform Sanger sequencing and Targeted capture with massively parallel sequencing.  Perform computer operations required for data collection and analysis.  Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for experimental protocols.  As individual skills develop perform complex techniques as outlined in research protocols and test and evaluate current procedures.  Work with other core facility staff or facility director in using the core facility’s specialized equipment or services.  Operate facility instrumentation or equipment, evaluate data quality, and document results. As individual skills develop, may propose modifications to protocols and/or assist in the design of experiment protocols based on specialized knowledge and expertise. Read and review articles as directed by senior staff or the director for the purposes of improving the quality of the service. Assist in performing data analysis for researchers using specialized data analysis software in a form useful for further statistical analysis or publication May assist in interpreting experimental data. Assist in providing education, training, and consultation to core facility users on highly specialized equipment or technology. May assist in providing advice and guidance in either self-service or full-service core facility. Maintain clear and accurate documentation of the protocols, instrumentation logs, and/or data collected by the core. Perform experimental procedures assuring fidelity to protocols; record and consolidate data as directed by Technical Supervisor (TS) and/or Principal Investigator (PI). Track progress/success of research project. Review QA (quality assessment) with TS periodically. As skills develop, develop and monitor quality controls.  Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications:  Collect, track, and perform data entry for reports.  Prepare materials for reports.  Managing large data sets and maintaining highly organized and detailed research records.  As skills develop, analyze data.  Prepare bibliographies and abstracts for publications.  Administrative and Project Management:  Initiate purchases of supplies and inventory.  May assist with administrative duties necessary for a fee for service facility operation such as collecting and/or entering facility billing data.  Facilities and Equipment Management:  Assist in the preparation, calibration and maintenance [...]



RESEARCH ASSOCIATE(RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)Jobs@UIOWA

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Salary: $40,202.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

Provide support for hearing loss research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory (bench and field), animal or human research. Key areas of responsibilities include conducting research into gene discovery and function, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and supervision/staffing.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



RESEARCH ASSOCIATEJobs@UIOWA

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: MicrobiologySalary: $44,222.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.Job Duties: The Department of Microbiology is seeking a Research Associate to assist and conduct research focused on Plasmodium infection and anti-malarial vaccination. An outstanding candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research that uses rodent models of Plasmodium infection and comparative studies of bacterial and viral infection to explore molecular mechanisms regulating the differentiation and maintenance of populations of pathogen-specific immune cells.  Key Areas of Responsibility Research Perform library and online research on specified topics and participate in analyzing papers and leading discussion of relevant scientific articles. Identify experimental hypotheses/goals; evaluate and record outcomes of experiments based on hypotheses/goals and submit for investigator’s inspection. Assist in the analysis and interpretation of experiments. Observe techniques in other laboratories. Experiments, Investigations, Evaluations Perform in vivo infectious disease research using rodent models; use in vivo animal models to investigate host immunity to infections caused by viral, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic pathogens. Perform experimental procedures; record and consolidate data. Perform flow cytometric analyses, confocal microscopy, and cellular and biochemical immunoassays. Prepare chemical solutions and media according to established protocols and standards including proper handling and storage of all solid, liquid, and gaseous chemicals and solvents. Maintain cell lines by feeding, splitting/passaging, and cryopreservation/storage. Isolate, purify, and characterize immune cell subsets. Evaluate pathogen-specific secreted antibody responses using ELISA and ELISpot. Perform molecular biology experiments, including cloning, construction of vectors for gene delivery, and preparation of DNA for sequencing. Maintain laboratory stocks of prokaryotic and eukaryotic pathogens under study. Perform animal husbandry, including breeding, weaning, genotyping, and phenotyping rodents within the colony. Maintain logs of rodent and parasite genotype and phenotype, primer collection, and chemicals. Analyze gene expression using reporter mouse lines and molecular/transcriptomic anlyses. Purify recombinant proteins using standard biochemical procedures, such as chromatography, electrophoresis, etc. Collect, Analyze, and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts and Publications Present research progress at lab meetings. Prepare materials for research progress reports and assist in the preparation of manuscripts/grants by organizing data and preparing photographs, computer-generated figures, and tables for publication or presentation as directed. Administrative and Project Management Assist in completion of required paperwork for new and departing laboratory personnel, including required vaccinations/exposure testing, annual training, radiation safety, biohazard safety, laboratory safety, and fire safety training. Assist in maintaining accurate records of departmental and grant accounts and laboratory databases (equipment and supplies, reagents, microbial strains and stocks, and animals) and collaborative enterprises. Assist in reviewing monthly departmental and grant account statements; correct and report any discrepancies to the laboratory supervisor. Attend departmental and colleg[...]



RESEARCH SPECIALISTJobs@UIOWA

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: EpidemiologySalary: $56,000.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 05/05/2017Job Duties:   Position Specific Summary: To assist in the design and analysis of epidemiologic data from the Iowa Cancer Registry (ICR), also known as the State Health Registry of Iowa, a population‑based cancer registry.  This involves conducting, managing, and coordinating multiple aspects of data analysis, performing statistical analyses, and preparing reports to summarize results and recommendations to improve accuracy of data.  Furthermore, this position will evaluate new and emerging data sources that are being considered as potential avenues for efficiently collecting data from non-traditional electronic sources. Key Areas of Responsibilities Specific Job  Duties and Tasks Research Function as a specialist/technical expert in epidemiology, applying mathematical and statistical knowledge to Iowa Cancer Registry data. Develop, document, evaluate, and analyze data by performing audits of the data. Validate statistical research information and prepare specific documentation for inclusion in publications or presentations. Prepare and review data for validity and accuracy and recommend additional tests and modifications if necessary. Assist in documenting Registry service unit procedures, including those of data collection, editing, and follow-up, that affect the quality of data collected for the ICR. Collaborate with registry staff to create and maintain a high quality registry that supports research. Experiments, Investigations, Evaluations Perform epidemiologic research and statistical analysis of cancer surveillance data to identify data quality or efficiency issues, interpret results from these analyses, and prepare reports that summarize results. Analyze data for logic errors and/or data entry errors; evaluate the validity of the data obtained; and initiate necessary corrections. Assist with responding to requests for Registry data. Collect, Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications Perform complex statistical analyses of data using advanced statistical methods and tools. Evaluate cancer data reporting methodologies and sources, particularly data from non-traditional electronic sources; and the design and development of related file formats, forms, manuals, and reports. Perform qualitative data analysis and summarize results to be included in manuscripts and/or publications. Present at local and national meetings. Actively pursue and participate in continuing education in epidemiology, biostatistics and other disciplines related to Registry research and operations. Administrative and Project Management Perform audits on selected case reporting procedures; and assist in the development, analysis, and revision of routine operating procedures. Assist with project development of grants/contracts by determining the scope of the project, estimating necessary resources, and developing timelines. Assist in the preparation of grant/contract proposals to obtain funding to support scientific research. Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships. Supervision/Staffing Recommend/prepare training for staff based on results of data analyses. Provide direction and feedback to track progress and assure desired outcomes are achieved. Develop evaluation tools for measuring the outcomes of training and staff performance. Please note:  Five (5) references may be required at a later step in the process.   Applicant Credentials are Subject to VerificationBackground checks(c[...]



RESEARCH SUPPORT SPECIALISTJobs@UIOWA

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: PediatricsSalary: $40,202.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.Job Duties: About the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center.  Forbes Magazine named the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as the Number 1 employer in the Health Care industry category and Number 7 employer overall for 2016.  About the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is a national leader in pediatric medicine.  The Department's mission is to provide outstanding care to the children of Iowa and beyond by being a leader in state-of-the-art clinical care to children, performing cutting-edge research to find new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses, and educating the next generation of pediatric health care providers.  The Department comprises the medical and research staff of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.  UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions, and Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital. Position Summary Support research efforts in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics by exploring funding opportunities, assisting in grant proposal preparation, submission, post-award administration, regulatory compliance and operational support by assuring compliance with UI policies, state and federal laws. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Perform queries for funding opportunities. Perform routine review of grant funding agency regulations to identify/obtain specific grant or guideline information and to assure information is integrated into the grant submission documents appropriately. Communicate funding opportunities, maintain database of grant applications. Assist in the coordination/collection and preparation of data for research/grant proposals; evaluate request for proposals, reviews proposals and assure completeness, route proposals through departmental grant checklist process and UIRIS routing. Assist faculty, staff and students with preparation and submissions of proposals. Coordinate paper and electronic submissions with Faculty. Participate in the development and preparation of grant proposals including budget preparation. Review and respond to internal requests for information. Review and proof information to ensure documents are accurate and complete prior to submission to Sponsored Programs. Coordinate and execute the transfer of grants for faculty leaving the University and faculty onboarding with the University; communicate with the PI and Sponsored Programs within the University and former institution, as needed. Develop budgets for grant and federal clinical trial submission and assist Principle Investigators in interpreting sponsor and third party regulations. Coordinate grant application process after documents have been routed.  Review pending log for application rejections, approvals.  Follow up on contracts, as needed.  Create electronic files for awarded grants and verify personnel have been added to the new funding source. Maintain departmental grant and contract files. Ensure compliance with clinical trial research billing and procedures. Serve as a departmental resource and assists in the resolution of pre and post aw[...]



SPONSORED RESEARCH SPECIALIST(CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR)Jobs@UIOWA

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Division of Sponsored Programs

Salary: $51,258.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 05/03/2017

Job Duties:

The University of Iowa, Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) seeks a highly motivated, organized and service-oriented professional to assume a key contract negotiator/administrator role.  Responsibilities include reviewing, drafting, negotiating and administering research related agreements.  The successful candidate will use independent judgment to determine and negotiate acceptable terms for a variety of contracts including funding agreements, data use agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and outgoing subawards.  The position will ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and University policies and procedures.  Must demonstrate effective communication skills and develop good working relationships with external sponsors, principal investigators and other University departments. For more information about what’s happening in the Division of Sponsored Programs, visit: http://dsp.research.uiowa.edu/.



Candidates should have prior experience in contract negotiation and administration or a related field.  Experience in a research environment or an advanced degree, including a JD or MBA, will be useful.  The ideal candidate will exert independent judgment in decision-making and be accustomed to applying critical thinking skills.



For a complete job description, email wendy-loney@uiowa.edu.



The Sponsored Research Specialist classification is in the Sponsored Research Administration job family.  For more information about the Sponsored Research Administration job family click on the link above.



Please note regarding references: 5 (Five) professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240



STATISTICIAN/BIOSTATISTICIANJobs@UIOWA

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Epidemiology

Salary: $56,000.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 05/04/2017

Job Duties:

To participate in the design and analysis of molecular epidemiologic studies for the Reproductive Molecular Epidemiology Research and Education Program; to coordinate the analysis and reporting of data; to assist in judging the validity of data; and to participate in quality control efforts.



Consultation:  Advise Program investigators on the statistical aspects of study design.  Prepare statistical sections for studies.  Communicate statistical findings to Program investigators.



Data Analysis:  Perform library research on specified topics, including methods and trends in molecular epidemiologic data analysis techniques.  Analyze and report on methods and trends in molecular epidemiologic data analysis techniques and apply those techniques to Program datasets.  Conduct data linkages for use in secondary data analyses.



Statistical Analysis:  Create, test, validate, and document computer programs that generate data summaries and data listings for reports using statistical packages.  Create, test, validate, and document programs that perform statistical analyses and other computations for Program projects.  Assist Program investigators in statistical analysis.  Determine appropriate analysis techniques. Assist in judging the validity of data obtained and recommend additional tests and/or modifications to the analysis.  Assure data fit models required by the statistical methods.  Participate in the development of methods for organizing, documenting, and archiving statistical analysis programs, datasets, and results.  Participate in quality control activities.  Maintain confidentiality of data.



Presentation/Publication Assistance:  Prepare final statistical reports and data presentations to present results of analyses at meetings and other forums.  Assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and meetings, and assist in writing project reports, grant applications, articles, and other documents.



Human Resources/Leadership:  Provide training for data management and analytic procedures.  Collaborate with Program staff to create and maintain an excellent, high quality Program.



Please note in regard to references:  Five (5) professional references may be required at a later step in the process. 

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


IOWA CITY, IA 52240