Research Associate- Emergency Medicine
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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The Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) is seeking at full-time (100%) Research Associate to develop, coordinate, and report on research activities in the Department of Emergency Medicine under the direction of a PI.

This position will serve as a data analyst and project lead on specific projects within Emergency Medicine.

Key areas of responsibility include overseeing projects including data collection, data base design and revisions, implementation, and maintenance, statistical analysis, and the interpretation and writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts associated with projects. This position requires a high level of collaboration, attention to detail, accuracy, and independent judgement.

This position will start September/October 2023. This position is a specified term position. *Please see below for details on specified terms.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and execution of Emergency Medicine related research studies.
  • Provide grant budget management.
  • Assist Emergency Medicine with IRB submissions and compliance.
  • Co-mentor, with study PI, any medical students, residents, fellows, and research assistants contributing to emergency medicine research activities on all aspects of human subjects' research.
  • Provide project management including tracking progress, facilitating communication between all project sites, communication with research participants, ensuring project milestones adhere to proposed timeline.
  • Coordinate focus group sessions with participants.
  • Track research progress on scholarly projects, and manuscript preparation and submission.
  • Coordinate social media capacity training sessions with promotores.
  • Communicate with research participants. This includes phone calls, emails, postal mail, and communications via social media channels determined by participant preference.
  • Assist in social media network analysis related to projects.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of electronic databases, such as RedCap or Qualtrics, including survey and data collection instruments, email/text messaging notifications and reports.
  • Review literature as requested. Critically review literature to further the research and develop new hypotheses with other investigators.
  • Design portions of the methodology or approach of research plans.
  • Monitor, test and evaluate current procedures.
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize qualitative and quantitative data. This includes developing codebooks, transcribing, coding, and synthesizing qualitative themes, generating descripting analysis of quantitative data and statistical modeling.
  • Identify and adhere to Quality Assurance practices to maintain validity and integrity of research data.
  • Assist in the design of protocol manuals, questionnaires, and forms.
  • Present results/findings at team and departmental meetings; may present at local and national meetings.
  • Make recommendations regarding the validity of research subjects and data.
  • Submission and maintenance of all clinical trials in the database
  • Provide ongoing training on fundamental and emerging clinical research techniques and protocols for research assistants. Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to track progress and assure outcomes are achieved.
  • May participate in hiring staff and managing the performance of staff.
This position has a SPECIFIED TERM STATUS. SPECIFIED TERM STATUS is a specific term of appointment that is not to exceed the period designated and is assured of funding only through the date indicated. That period may be up to three years and may be extended only by provision of a specified term reappointment letter. Reappointment to specified term status may not exceed six years. For more detailed information, please refer to the University Operations Manual, III-3.1, Policy to Define the Relationship of Professional and Scientific Staff Members to The University of Iowa.

Application Process:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter clearly addressing how the required and desired qualifications of this position have been met. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. For additional questions, please contact Jill Presler at 319-384-6896.

The EM Research team will be filling two positions at one of two levels. The Research Assistant (PRK1) salary range is $40,527 to commensurate. The Research Associate (PRK2) salary range is $ 44,429 to commensurate. See the required qualifications for the Research Assistant level position through the requisition number 23004050.

Education Requirement:
  • A Bachelor's degree in a science or health field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience Requirement:
  • One year experience with research related project management or other related responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Proficient with social media platforms such as; Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Tik Tok.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other researchers, medical students, residents and faculty.
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor projects to ensure projects meet deadlines.
Certification/Licensure Requirement:
  • n/a
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Minimum of one year of experience participating in the design or conduct of research. Applicants with graduate degrees (Masters or PhD) may apply time spent in training to meet this requirement.
  • Minimum one year of experience conducting human subjects' research. Applicants with graduate degrees (Masters or PhD) may apply time spent in training to meet this requirement.
  • Master's degree (or active enrollment a Master's program) in a clinical or human subject field is highly desired.
  • Experience completing human subjects/IRB applications.
  • Previous experience writing scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, or similar scientific writing.
  • Previous experience with the development of online databases.
  • Previous experience supervising, mentoring, or teaching human subject or clinical research designs and conduct.
  • Experience with EndNote software or equivalent bibliography management software.
  • Experience with Canva software or equivalent design software.
  • Experience with use of Microsoft Teams.
  • Experience using Dedoose, NVivo, MaxQDA or similar qualitative analysis software.
  • Experience using SAS, R, or similar quantitative analysis software.
  • Previous grant development and submission experience.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Research Associate
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus
  • Pay Level: 4a
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Emergency Medicine HR
  • Contact Email:

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