Clinical/HC Research Associate

21003273 Requisition #

University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine is seeking two Clinical Health Care Research Associates to 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. Duties to include:


Research/Clinical Activities:


Perform clinical/health care research activities in a skilled/specialized area.


Screen, recruit, patients for study eligibility, enroll 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 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.


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 student participant eligibility.


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.


Human Resources/Leadership:


May provide functional and/or administrative supervision.


Mentor new staff under direction.


Financial Responsibility:


Develop and administer budget for study(ies).



Percent of Time: 100%

Salary: $51,012- Commensurate

Benefits Highlights:

Regular specified term salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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Education Required

A Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Required Qualifications

A Current, valid Iowa Registered Nurse license, or Respiratory Care license is required.


1 year of clinical and/or research experience is required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with patients/families, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions are required


Ability to work flexible hours including nights, evenings, and weekends as needed by the research protocol is required.


Experience with MS Office programs is required.

Commitment to and ability to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the work or academic environment.


Desirable Qualifications

Strong Clinical Practice skills with work in a clinical practice area within the past year is desirable.


Experience in processing research regulatory documents and budget preparation is desirable.


Experience developing education and orientation materials is desired.


The ability to adapt to frequently changing duties and work environment is desired.


The ability to work independently is desired.


Excellent time management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work is desired



Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter and 3 references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

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

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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