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ASST RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINJobs@UIOWA

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Level 1 Trauma Program

Salary: $50,000.00 to Commensurate

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

Job Duties:

Participate in the design, execution, control and publication of acute care surgery, trauma, burn and injury prevention related research studies. Assist with a variety of tasks, including trauma/burn registry data analysis, data collection, data base design, implementation, and maintenance, statistical analysis, and the interpretation and writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts associated with performance improvement, injury prevention and research projects being performed within the division.  Assist with grant preparation and submit grants as a PI, Co-PI, or co-investigator.

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 ASSOCIATEJobs@UIOWA

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: PediatricsSalary: $40,202.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 03/29/2017Job Duties: 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, designed from top to bottom with the needs of pediatric patients and their families in mind, opened in February 2017. About the Division of Neurology The Division of Pediatric Neurology is committed to providing excellent clinical care, educating trainees at all levels, and advancing knowledge through biomedical research. Pediatric neurology faculty members work together with pediatric neurology nurse practitioners and specialized nursing staff to deliver outstanding care in all aspects of pediatric neurology. The division has particular clinical expertise in epilepsy, neurogenetics and neuromuscular disorders. The Division of Pediatric Neurology is dedicated to educating the next generation of clinicians about child neurology. The division participates in the education of medical students, residents in pediatrics, neurology, and psychiatry, and future pediatric neurologists. Position Overview Develop, implement, and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the successful management of clinical trials in the Pediatric Neurology Division. Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary clinical research team, working closely with the team to manage multiple research projects. Adhere to Good Clinical Practices and the study protocols. Assist with review/response to query reports. Assist with resolution of all monitoring visit issues. Perform and monitor randomizations. Develop complex study materials. Serve as liaison to local health care practitioners, agencies, and sponsors. Screen, recruit, enroll and obtain informed consent for clinical studies. Assist in recruitment of subjects and scheduling of trial-related procedures. Educate study participants on scope of study, potential risks and benefits, possible alternatives, and study requirements for participants. Relay information to principal investigator and verify study participant eligibility. Maintain accurate records of study participant visits/interviews. Perform data entry tasks for multiple trials. Validate data, query resolution and make recommendations for resolution. Revise and implement change in data collection. Manage and organize regulatory documentation from sites and regulatory authorities. Prepare regulatory submissions. Perform on-site audits of research and clinical data. Monitor compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents. Monitor and report safety information as needed. May recommend corrective action for reportable events. May provide functional and/or administrative supervision. Mentor new staff under direction. *** 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 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(CLINICAL/HC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)Jobs@UIOWA

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $47,828.00 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 and evaluate research protocols. The position requires the academic knowledge of a specific discipline and professional licensure in a clinically-related field related to the study.  Key areas of responsibility include research/clinical activities, protocol development and study responsibilities, subject recruitment and enrollment, data collection and monitoring, regulatory guidelines and documents, human resources/leadership and financial responsibility.

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 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 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 Children’s Hospital.  UI 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 is scheduled to open in 2016.   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 checks may also be conducted for other positions.IOWA CITY, IA 522[...]



CLINICAL/HC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE(CLINICAL HEALTH CARE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)Jobs@UIOWA

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $23,914.00 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 and evaluate research protocols. The position requires the academic knowledge of a specific discipline and professional licensure in a clinically-related field related to the study.  Key areas of responsibility include research/clinical activities, protocol development and study responsibilities, subject recruitment and enrollment, data collection and monitoring, regulatory guidelines and documents, human resources/leadership and financial responsibility.

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 ASSOCIATEJobs@UIOWA

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: ICTS - Clinical Research Resources

Salary: $38,265.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/28/2017

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



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 ASSISTANTJobs@UIOWA

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Dermatology

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:

Our lab studies the immune system in autoimmune skin disease and cutaneous lymphoma using primary human tissue and mouse models.  We are seeking a research assistant with prior experience working in the wet lab setting.  Candidates with prior experience with mouse survival surgery, flow cytometry, histology and immunostaining, and gene expression analysis are highly encouraged to apply.  The primary responsibilities of the position involve conducting experiments in accordance with the research goals of the laboratory using mouse models and primary human cells; development of experimental assays and methods; maintenance of common laboratory and transgenic mouse strains; preparation and maintenance of reagents, equipment, and supplies; assistance in writing grant proposals and scientific articles; and assistance in directing graduate and undergraduate student research projects.



Specific duties include:




  • Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by other research staff or principal investigator.

  • Analyze the scientific literature to develop hypotheses for discussion with other researchers or principal investigator.

  • Provide support for maintenance of mouse breeding colony, including performing crosses, DNA isolation, and genotyping.

  • Perform basic and complex procedures and techniques as outlined in research protocol, assure fidelity to protocols, and propose modifications to protocols and/or assist in the design of new experiment protocols.

  • Conduct mouse survival surgery protocols as previously developed.

  • Test and evaluate current procedures.

  • Design portions of experimental plan.

  • Apply new methods/theories.

  • Present results/findings at lab and departmental meetings; may also present at local and national meetings.

  • Perform statistical analysis of data.

  • Assist in preparation of technical posters and presentations.

  • Contribute to the technical writing of papers, manuscripts, and grants.

  • Ensure the lab adheres to all federal, state, and university safety & compliance guidelines.

  • Assist in the preparation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory and facility equipment.

  • Assist with procurement of supplies and materials.

  • Initiate purchasing requests, monitor accounts/expenditures; reconcile statements.

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

Fri, 3 Feb 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 a research laboratory 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 ASSISTANT(RESEARCH ASSISTANT)Jobs@UIOWA

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Biochemistry

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/23/2017

Job Duties:

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY



This person will work in a research laboratory that uses a combination of molecular and cell biological approaches to study gene expression and lipid metabolism.  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. DNA plasmid construction (PCR, DNA purification, bacterial transformations)

  2. Histological preparation and analysis of tissues (tissue fixation, embedding and confocal microscopy)

  3. Protein extract preparation, SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis

  4. Chromatin and gene expression analyses

  5. 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.

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

  7. Present research accomplishments at local and/or national meetings.

  8. Order general laboratory supplies, maintain equipment and laboratory organization.

  9. Help maintain equipment.

  10. Help supervise undergraduates in maintaining fly stocks.

  11. 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 ASSISTANT(RESEACH ASSISTANT)Jobs@UIOWA

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/23/2017

Job Duties:

Provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory, animal or human research. 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

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Anatomy & Cell Biology

Salary: $36,944.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/23/2017

Job Duties:

Research:  Execute experimental procedures in a gene therapy research laboratory for animal disease model development and viral vector mediated gene transfer in stem cells and experimental animals; perform select bioassays and reporter gene assays, as well as record and consolidate data, and set up and operate laboratory equipment.



Conduct Experiments: Perform primary cell cultures from animal tissues and prepare various types of cell cultures; e.g., air-liquid interface, organoids, stem-cell cultures, etc. Animal handling experience required.



Execute procedures relevant to the evaluation of viral vector mediated gene transfer in experimental animals, including harvesting tissues; DNA, RNA and protein extraction; transfection; flow cytometry; enzymatic assays; protein immunoassays; Western and Southern Blotting; tissue embedding, cryostat sectioning and staining procedures involving histochemical, immunofluorescence, and microscopy techniques.



Perform molecular biology research: purification of plasmid DNA and virions by CsCl density gradient, and other molecular biology techniques including DNA cloning, mutagenesis, DNA sequencing and analysis, RNA isolation, TaqMan and Real Time RT-PCR.



Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications:  Prepare data for analysis and assist in research and writing for the publication of manuscripts. Experience using GraphPad Prism and IPA software is highly preferred.



Facilities and Equipment Management:  Assist in the maintenance of lab equipment.



Supervision/Staffing:  Supervision is received from a designated official.  Functional supervision may be exercised over support staff and students.



Collaboration and Embracing Diversity:  Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.



Positive Impact/Achieving Results:  Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.



Service Excellence/Customer Focus:  Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

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

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Psychological and Brain SciencesSalary: $41,500.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 04/05/2017Job Duties: To assist in research studies dealing with stress and cancer progression, including patient recruitment and testing, acquiring biological samples from patients, data management and performing other research tasks as part of a research team.  Determine eligible patients in consultation with cancer center staff and PI. Describe studies to patients. Facilitate completion of informed consents and completion of study questionnaires. Give instructions and materials for at-home saliva collection. Interface with personnel at the Clinical Cancer Center, in patient units, and laboratories. Coordinate activities with surgical team and Pathology to obtain and process surgical samples, (cutting tumor samples, liquid nitrogen freezing, cataloging and delivery of specimens to immune lab). Schedule ongoing and follow-up study visits, arrange for sending and retrieving follow-up study materials from participants, and coordinate scheduling with medical teams. Keep records of subject recruitment, assessment, follow-up, and samples on secure server. Arrange for long-distance follow-up if patients are not returning to clinic. Travel to UIHC outposts for recruitment and/or assessment if necessary. Abstract specific medical data from medical records. 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 hypotheses for discussion with other researchers or principal investigator. Interface with agencies such as Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC: National Death Index. Interface with the Institutional Review Board. Perform blood draws if necessary. Arrange for completion of questionnaires. Screen for depression. Perform STRAIN interviews. Deliver blood and urine samples to lab, centrifuge, process and store. Coordinate activities with lab. **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/competencies Contact information for 3 references will be requested of those who interview.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[...]



RESEARCH ASSISTANTJobs@UIOWA

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: PhysiologySalary: $17.77 - $25.00/hrAdvertising Ends On: 04/04/2017Job Duties: This is a posting for a Research Assistant position to provide support for a Molecular Physiology and Biophysics laboratory working with membrane protein engineering, purification, biochemistry and single-molecule microscopy.  Key areas of responsibility include carrying out general molecular biology for the laboratory and advising lab members on individual molecular biology projects, conducting research activities/experiments including protein purification, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, ordering reagent or equipment and supervision/staffing. Key Areas of Responsibility 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. As individual skills develop, troubleshoot and analyze protocols; propose modifications to other researchers or principal investigator. 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. Set up and operate equipment for experiments. Perform experimental procedures assuring fidelity to protocols; record and consolidate data as directed by Principal Investigator (PI). Track progress/success of research project. As skills develop may present results at lab meetings. 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. As skills develop, analyze data. Prepare bibliographies and abstracts for publications. Administrative and Project Management:  Perform a variety of routine tasks related to the recruitment, enrollment and monitoring of research subjects or to the research environment (lab, clinic, field, classroom). Adhere to safety and compliance 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. Supervision/Staffing:  May train, provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling of employees to assure outcomes are achieved. Supervision Received: Supervision is received from Dr. Janice Robertson Supervision Exercised: Functional/administrative supervision will be exercised over undergraduate lab personnel.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[...]



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. At[...]



RESEARCH ASSOCIATE(RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)Jobs@UIOWA

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $40,202.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 04/14/2017

Job Duties:

Provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with a cardiovascular medicine research laboratory. 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 ASSOCIATE(RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)Jobs@UIOWA

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Internal Medicine

Salary: $40,202.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/23/2017

Job Duties:

Provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory, animal or human research. 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 ASSOCIATEJobs@UIOWA

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Anatomy & Cell BiologySalary: $40,202.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 04/03/2017Job Duties: Research – Conduct laboratory experiments in a variety of settings and areas (molecular and cellular biology, primary cell culture, and animal procedures, as detailed below) using methods designed by research staff in a cystic fibrosis (CF) laboratory. Animal handling and experiments requiring sedation, monitoring during data collection, and working in rapid decision-making environment where the wellbeing of the study animal is paramount. Advanced imaging (both structural and functional), respiratory physiology, and bronchoscopy form core components of experiments with animals. Initially assist on protocols already established, but over time assist with development of new protocols and contribute to experimental design. Conduct Experiments – Assist with, and eventually perform, complex experiments on valuable adult CF ferrets, including anesthesia, IV/IP/SQ injection, aerosol delivery of candidate therapeutics, and collection of biological samples. Such samples include blood/plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL); also, advanced imaging and physiological experiments. Standard biochemical, molecular, and cellular experiments will be required as well, which includes ELISA, quantitative PCR, protein quantification and preparation for quantitative proteomics in addition to standard Western blotting. Assistance in tissue processing/sectioning according to protocols, including immunofluorescence and in-situ hybridization using confocal microscopy. Administrative and Project Management – Organize laboratory samples and reagents in a systematic fashion. Prepare lab materials and reagents for shipping to various collaborating labs and corporations outside of UIowa as requested. Interface with collaborating companies and data exchange. Assist in preparing and/or cataloging reagents and supplies that are to be used communally by all members of the lab. Assist in the ordering of lab supplies and budget reconciliation. Assist with ACURF/IRB protocol development and monitor lab safety compliance. Experiments, Investigations, Evaluations –Must be able to learn to read and understand scientific protocols, arrange and plan daily activities to optimize efficiency and results, be familiar with a wide variety of equipment and techniques, and adhere to all safety guidelines. In time, develop and refine experimental protocols and provide insights in to existing methods to optimize their utility for the project. Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts and Publications – Keep abreast of relevant scientific literature and be able to independently design and execute experiments. Gather, analyze, interpret, and critically evaluate research data. Present work both formally to the entire laboratory group and informally as needed/indicated. Collect and record large amounts of data, while remaining organized and able to assist in organization of the lab in general with the PI. Collect and track data in an organized fashion so that results can be readily translated for publication in the scientific literature. Assist in the preparation of publications and present at local/national meetings. Facilities and Equipment Management – Assist in the running, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Test new equipment, troubleshoot, and resolve complex equipment failures and repairs. Supervision/Staffing – Supervised directly by the principal investiga[...]



RESEARCH SUPPORT COORDINATORJobs@UIOWA

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Salary: $36,944.00 - $54,777.00

Advertising Ends On: 03/31/2017

Job Duties:

Function, Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities



The Research Support Coordinator will be responsible for managing the activities associated with multicenter clinical trials in Ophthalmology that have perimetry and visual field testing results as a primary outcome measure.  These activities will include:




  • Supervision of support staff at the Visual Field Reading Center

  • Developing a working knowledge of acceptable (reliable) visual field results and implementation of quality control procedures.

  • Developing a working knowledge of artifactual test results (testing errors, etc.), recognition of deficits characteristic of ocular and neurologic diseases that are different from those under investigation, interpretation of eye tracking records (blinks, alignment, drowsiness, etc), and results that are influenced by patient fatigue, inattention and other related factors.

  • Certification of clinic technicians at participating clinical sites.

  • Ongoing communication and feedback to participating clinical sites and technicians.

  • Maintenance of an ongoing visual field database. Assist in managing data collection; validation of research data; query resolutions and reporting data. Perform all data processing tasks; enter data, verify data, identify problem data, and generate queries. Coordinate the processing of data from various sites/centers/studies.

  • Preparation of progress reports, interim findings and quality control performance.

  • Conducting periodic meetings with support staff, coordinating conference calls with the Sponsor, and resolving clinical site difficulties.

  • Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the Sponsor and the clinical sites.

  • Overseeing the successful operation of the Visual Field Reading Center web site.

  • Monitoring and maintaining the Visual Field Reading Center data backup system.

  • Coordinate activities among support staff, the Visual Field Reading Center Director, and the study Sponsor.

  • Oversee data security and access privileges to the web site, databases and other Visual Field Reading Center resources.

  • Maintain and manage the Visual Field Reading Center budgets.

  • Assist in human resource activities, including support staff performance appraisals, development of job descriptions, hiring, personnel management and planning.

  • Travel, when requested, to assist the Director for group meetings, and to assist or to make presentations when requested.

  • Coordinate, organize assemble and distribute relevant materials to clinical sites and the Sponsor for documentation of work-related activities.

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