Research Assistant (Tumor Service) -Dept of Ortho and Rehab

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • May 14, 2022
Full Time Research

Job Description

Job Description:

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is looking for a research assistant to contribute to the success of the department's clinical research in support of the Tumor Service. This position will conduct research trials, ongoing prospective and retrospective studies. Research will be focused on hypothesis generation, design and execution research studies and randomized clinical trials. The position will also have some project management responsibilities, some of which will require collaboration with the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Oncology Group and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Duties to include:

  • Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by the principal investigator of the research project or other department research staff.
  • Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for research protocols. Perform complex techniques as outlined in research protocols and test and evaluate current procedures.
  • Grant exploration and development, with collaboration with the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Oncology Group.
  • Collaborate with outside sources for projects that are ongoing, including the Sarcoma Symposium, biennial Sarcoma Research Meeting, and the annual Courage Ride fundraiser.
  • Assist with detailed project plans including cost, schedule, and resource requirements.
  • Review and manage spending of grants that are open for principle investigator.
  • Assist in grant submission, and post grant administration as well.

This position may require some evenings and weekends during deadline season.

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science, engineering or other STEM field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree in a science or public health field desired.
  • 1-3 years of experience conducting research.
  • Experience working with statistics and large database datasets.
  • Proficient in MS Office computer software applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, organize priorities, and work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well within a cohesive team.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with coordinating randomized controlled trials and the monitoring/reporting associated with those studies.
  • Experience conducting and submitting studies for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval, including modifications, continuing reviews, closures, and reportable event forms.
  • Experience coordinating randomized clinical trials, monitoring/reporting associated with clinical trials.
  • Experience with grant submission, and post grant administration.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge if University policies, procedures, and regulations.

Position and Application details:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:

  • Resume/CV

*Cover letter is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

This position is eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

For additional questions, please contact Sarah Burnett

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.