Clinical/HC Research Associate (RN Required)
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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The Department of Molecular Otolaryngology is seeking a Clinical/HC Research Associate to perform clinical healthcare and research activities, obtain and process clinical trial specimens, and assure compliance with study protocol. The Clinical/HC Research Assistant will also prepare and participate in monitoring visits and may perform activities such as patient assessments and review of medical history.

The Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL) offers the most accurate and comprehensive genetic testing available for deafness as well as complement-mediated renal diseases. The complement-mediated renal diseases focus is primarily on atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G), a disease category that includes Dense Deposit Disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN). Work on a longitudinal study focusing on the complement mediated renal diseases investigated in the MORL and have responsibilities including: research/clinical activities, protocol development and study responsibilities, subject recruitment and enrollment, data collection and monitoring, regulatory guidelines and documents, and human resources/leadership.


Research/Clinical Activities:

Perform clinical/health care research activities.

Prepare and participate in monitoring visits; may perform activities such as patient assessments and review of medical history.

Assure compliance with study protocol.

Obtain and process clinical trial specimens.

Particpate in national and international meetings by presenting posters and talks.

Protocol Development and Study Responsibilities:

Assist in protocol development and provide input into descriptions of routine research procedures.

Develop study materials for patients and families and healthcare providers.

Subject Recruitment and Enrollment:

Screen, recruit, and obtain informed consents for clinical trials/studies.

Assist principal investigator to determine subject eligibility.

Schedule trial related procedures and visits.

Assist with subject assessments during study participation.

Data Collection and Monitoring:

Collect and enter clinical research data required in a timely manner.

Assist with determining validity of data obtained.

Regulatory Guidelines and Documents:

Collect and maintain regulatory documents from subjects and assist in preparation of required regulatory forms and documentation according to protocol.

Report any reportable events to appropriate party.

Human Resources/Leadership:

Adhere to institutional policies and guidelines.

Adhere to MORL policies and guidelines.

Provide functional and/or administrative supervision.

Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.

Financial Responsibility:

Assist in budget development and management of resources/supplies for study.

Contribute to identification of increased cost/inefficient spending and cost containment measures.

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

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

12 months of related experience in Nephrology is required.

A Current, valid Iowa Registered Nurse license is required.

Phlebotomy skills are required.

Experience with Epic is required

Experience with comprehensive evaluation of patient clinical history and data collection is required.

Experience with scheduling procedures and visits is required.

Experience screening and evaluating patients for eligibility is required.

Knowledge of University of Iowa Healthcare policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines is desired.

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
  • Cover Letter
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 education/credential verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact

Benefits Highlights
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: Benefits | University Human Resources - The University of Iowa (

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Clinical/HC Research Associate
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus
  • Pay Level: 5A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 53,192
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Lydia Messer
  • Contact Email:

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