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Clinical/HC Research Associate - ICTS Research Coordinator Core

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The University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Research Coordinator Core is seeking a Clinical/Health Care Research Associate to facilitate the conduct of research between the University of Iowa and Iowa City VA Health Care System. The incumbent will meet with research programs to discuss feasibility of proposed studies, while also contributing to the design of those studies, handling inquiries and providing referrals for special needs. Additionally, the incumbent will work with research leadership/ staff to streamline, promote and facilitate the process of clinical research. This includes standardizing and updating policies and procedures, promoting compliance with VA policies and good clinical practice standards.
For example, the incumbent will assist in partnering VA and UI development of clinical and translational science.  They will also design, plan, promote, and control clinical research trials and coordinate the processing and analysis of trials data. Assist with development and maintenance of regulatory, data and budget documents.  
Duties to include but not limited to:
  • Serve as a liaison to local health care practitioners, agencies, and sponsors to facilitate research projects between the University of Iowa and Iowa City VA Health Care System
  • Assist in the design, development, execution, administration, and maintenance of protocols and clinical studies
  • 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.
  • Screen, recruit, enroll, and obtain informed consent for clinical research activities.
  • Oversee recruitment of subjects and scheduling of trial-related procedures.
  • Participate in the collection, and entry of data into clinical research trial data systems.
  • Participate in the design, development and testing of clinical research trial data systems.
  • Manage and organize regulatory documents.
  • Prepare regulatory submissions.
  • Assist with development and administration of budget(s) for study(ies).
ICTS Description: The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents in 2007 to support the work of investigators involved in clinical and translational science. Our mission is to accelerate translational science through programs to develop the translational workforce, to promote engagement of community members and other stakeholders, to promote research integration across the lifespan, and to catalyze innovative clinical and translational research. These efforts will lead to the development of novel therapies and healthcare delivery strategies, the integration of translational research and clinical practice, and, ultimately to measurable improvements in the health of Iowa and the nation.
Percent of Time: 50-100%
Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Nursing (MNHP or MSN) is required. If a Master’s degree in Nursing has not been received, then a Nursing degree paired with at least 1 year of clinical research experience is required to equal the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum (5 years) of clinical research experience is required.
  • Experience conducting research projects at the Iowa City VA Health Care System.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with patients/families, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions are required.
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Good clinical practice (GCP) is the ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects is required.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends is required.  
  • A current license to practice nursing in the state of Iowa by the time of hire is required.
  • General computer skills are required.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Strong Clinical Practice skills with work in a clinical practice area within the past year.
  • 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 cover letter and resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on October 23, 2020. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

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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.


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