Senior Research Associate

Fort Worth, TX
Jul 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Job Title
Senior Research Associate

Institute for Patient Safety - 330080

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Department Overview
In 2015, the Texas Legislature provided initial funding to UNTHSC to establish the Institute for Patient Safety (IPS). Founding Member Institutions included UNTHSC, Texas Christian University, John Peter Smith Health System, and Cook Children's Hospital. The Institute is creating a state-wide approach to decrease harm to patients from medical care by developing collaborative partnerships of patients and families, academic institutions, healthcare systems and community organizations. The goals of the IPS are to improve patient safety and reduce preventable patient harm through education, research, safety improvement, and informing and assisting leaders to adopt patient safety policies.

Position Details
The Institute for Patient Safety at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Facilitate and coordinate the daily research activities and play a critical role in the conduct of the study.
* Work with the PI, IPS, sponsor, and University to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, financial, personnel and other related aspects of the study.
* Reviews healthcare literature and assists PI with the development of research proposals for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
* Work with the PI to develop and implement recruitment strategies in accordance with IRB requirements and approvals.
* Develop and help provide appropriate training and tools for study team members. Documents date of training and signatures of study personnel trained on study specific training logs.
* Coordinates data collection, data entry and analysis, and maintenance of study-related data. Follows up to collect missing or incomplete data and assesses data validity.
* Prepare and review documents including budget, budget justifications, effort report data, non-competitive renewals, interim and final financial reports, other closing reports, appointment of individuals to projects, and assisting with the development of manuscripts for publication.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree and two (2) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word) and web applications.
* Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
* Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple tasks simultaneously with precision and adapt to changes in responsibilities and workloads.
* Must be professional, possess a high degree of urgency and self-motivation, and have a strong work ethic.
* Must possess a high degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality with HIPAA guidelines and other sensitive information.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience

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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday

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Official Job Title
Senior Research Associate

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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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