Classification Title: Clinical Trials Research Associate (PRV2)
Pay Grade: 4A
Percent of time: 100%
Department: Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Specified Term (3 years)
Dr. Korey Kennelty’s team located in the College of Pharmacy is seeking an individual to assist with ongoing research and development activities. Dr. Kennelty's research focuses on developing practical, policy-relevant, and effective medication management strategies and optimizing safe medication use across healthcare settings for our older patients living with multiple chronic conditions. In her work, Dr. Kennelty utilizes social and behavioral health theories as well as employs both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has received funding from the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, Veterans Affairs, and private foundations to design and assess team-based care interventions that target chronic disease state management in under-resourced primary healthcare clinics.
This position is a 3-year specified term appointment with an option for renewal dependent upon funding.
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Assist in the design, development, administration and maintenance of clinical study protocols.
Assist in writing the formal study protocol, draft updates when needed, and distribute the protocol to participating sites, the IRB, and grants program officer.
Train site research team members on the study protocol.
Assist with and oversee all aspects of study participant recruitment.
Review query reports to ensure that all subjects meet the specified eligibility criteria.
Oversee development of case report forms that capture all variables required for data analyses.
Coordinate initial site visits.
Interview study subjects, collect their medication and other clinical data over the phone, and submit audio for transcription.
Lead all aspects of IRB application processes, using the SMART IRB platform with the UI IRB as the IRB of record.
Supervise students working on grant projects.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.
Iowa City Information
The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.
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Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
Please note regarding references: Five professional references may be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
None are required
Demonstrates extensive ability to effectively communicate in writing.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate for effective relationships; uses a broad range of techniques in communicating ideas to diverse populations; facilitates communication, directness and spirit of cooperation among staff and stakeholders.
Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel).
Knowledge and ability to use an electronic medical record systems or pharmacy medication records clinically, administratively, or for research purposes.
History of submitting IRB applications.
Ability to occasionally travel to study sites for monitoring and data collection.
A valid driver’s license, plus the ability to meet and maintain The University of Iowa’s Fleet Safety Standards.
Previous clinical experience (e.g., pharmacy technician, nursing assistant) including having familiarity with prescription and over-the-counter medication names.
At least one year working on a clinical trial.
Fluent in written and spoken Spanish.
Previous experience submitting annual reports to foundations and federal funding agencies.