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Type of Position
Specified Term: A staff member may be appointed to term status for a specific term not to exceed three years in order to accomplish a specific purpose or when the duration of funding is limited or unknown.
Job Function Purpose Statement:
Promote the University's research mission by supporting scientific, scholarly and creative activities through scientific inquiry, open discovery, dissemination of new knowledge, administering programs, procedures and policies to assure compliance and to advance research, technology commercialization, or economic development.
Job Family Summary:
Provide support for 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. Incumbents in this job family typically are involved in one or more aspects of conducting research or may manage/direct staff responsible for conducting research. Requires scientific and research expertise. This job family has a dual career track. 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.
Coordinator of multiple studies including independently managing the Iowa Oral Cleft Study, the Academic Achievement Study and OCPP Sub-phenotyping Study and co-managing the Face Base bio repository and Cleft Study and assisting on other studies and projects as needed.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
• Execute planned research activities using observation, measurement and analytical techniques. Attend annual conferences.
• Function as an expert for the Academic Achievement Study and OCPP study.
• Investigate and perform critical analysis of current literature to develop novel approaches in conjunction with the principal investigator.
• Coordinator of multiple studies including co-managing the Cleft Study and Face Base Bio repository and independently managing the Iowa Oral Cleft study, the Academic Achievement Study and the OCPP Sub-phenotyping Study.
• Assist other researchers with appropriate use of study data following IRB guidelines. Assist in progress reports and clinical oversight reports.
• Coordinate conference calls with external sites or collaborators.
• Oversight and training of student employees as needed.
• Coordinate and collect tissue samples.
• May present results/findings at lab, departmental, local and national meetings.
• Primarily responsible for subject recruitment for multiple studies.
• Data Collection for multiple studies following study protocols (images including photographs, ultrasounds, DNA collection, and form data) at UIHC and off campus following study protocols.
• Data transmission to collaborating sites. Perform 3dMD Facial Land marking with study subjects.
Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications
• Prepare materials for reports to be written by faculty and staff on the research project.
• Study protocol development.
• Assist in progress reports and clinical oversight reports. Prepare abstracts.
• Contribute at a high level to the lab/research project as evidenced by documented recognition in publications as an author or for technical assistance.
• Develop new methodology and techniques related to the area of research. .
• Perform statistical analysis of data using SAS for manuscript development and also assist in writing manuscripts for publications.
Administrative and Project Management
• Lead subject recruitment for multiple studies including Academic Achievement Study and OCPP.
• Conduct field visits and interviews with study subjects using established study questionnaires. May require frequent traveling during evening hours and on weekends, as well as overnight hotel stays.
• Coordinate conference calls with external sites or collaborators
• Maintain IRB applications for multiple studies including new project applications and modifications.
• Data Quality Management including reviewing data collected to ensure accuracy and quality.
Facilities and Equipment Management
• Requisition supplies, specimens and materials for the lab.
• Coordinate and manage the maintenance of study equipment (including 3dMD camera, Ultrasound, IntraOral Camera).
• Responsible for quality control in the lab.
• Provide training and supervision to lab members making sure to follow-up when new techniques are introduced and ensuring uniform protocols in lab procedures.
• Assist in recruiting staff to apply for permanent positions as well as temporary and student positions.
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, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.
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.
Research: Knowledge of formal methodologies, tools and techniques for conducting research, studies and tests.
Research Analysis: Knowledge of and the ability to locate, interpret and evaluate research findings compiled and documented by others and use this material to support empirical research.
Research Documentation: Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools and techniques for producing well-written, meaningful and usable documentation of research findings.
Research Ethics/Compliance: Knowledge of practices, behaviors, applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing proper research conduct; ability to demonstrate ethical and compliant behavior in diverse situations.
Research Safety: Knowledge of the procedures and programs in place in the organization to ensure employee, student and subject safety (occupational safety, fire, patient, animal, drug, radiation, environmental safety and emergency plans); ability to train others; ability to take appropriate actions in case of emergency.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Requires the academic knowledge of a discipline plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply the knowledge that is generally associated with a Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, such that one can perform moderate level research in a health science field.
Three to five years of research experience involving interviewing human subjects.
Three to five years of experience with multiple study coordination including following IRB guidelines, subject recruitment and interviewing, and data collection, analysis and translation.
Three to five years of experience with developing study protocols.
Three to five years of experience with writing and developing manuscripts and abstracts.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Valid driver’s license and ability to drive in the State of Iowa.
One to three years of direct supervisory experience of lab students.
Three to five years of experience training staff and students on research and lab techniques including creating training materials.
Demonstrated expertise using and maintaining study equipment including 3dMD camera, Ultrasound, and IntraOral Camera.
One to three years of research/lab experience in Pediatric Neonatology.
The University of Iowa - 11 months ago