Researchers at the IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery contribute regularly to the creation of new knowledge, understanding and treatments surrounding diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Faculty members in this department study various challenges in this area of medicine, such as understanding how hearing loss affects a child's developing brain, or how cachexia or unintentional weight loss affects cancer patients.
An area of research affecting both adults and children, otolaryngology provides wide and varied research interests. Scientists in this department are currently researching regenerative medicine, cancer cachexia, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, inner ear disorders, neurofibromatosis, pediatric airway abnormalities, pediatric cochlear implants, and peripheral nerve regeneration. Department researchers are employing innovative methods, such as using stem cells to create 3D organoids containing functional inner ear hair cells to better understand the common pathways that lead to hair cell degeneration and potentially find ways to prevent degeneration and hearing loss in the future.
In this key role, you will assist in the organization and conduct of clinical research studies. This position will evaluate eligibility and recruitment of study subjects, schedule subjects for multiple research projects, assist visitors, patients and/or subjects and their families, support the research team by preparing and completing study-related documentation, assist with data collection/management/entry, and maintain laboratory files and calendars.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Coordinate recruitment (including development of advertising materials) of study subjects, both internal and external, coordinate eligibility criteria, organize enrollment, and schedule patients for multiple research projects.
Organize, prepare, and process study documents, testing materials, electronic files, and participation payments.
Participate in consent procedures and data collection for minimal risk studies.
Prepare requisitions and maintain files for equipment (incl. door and other keys), testing materials, travel, physical plant, telecommunications, etc.
Acquire and maintain knowledge of study aims of multiple research projects for purpose of describing studies and answering general questions from subjects. This might incl.ude familiarity of clinical literature and/or attending continuing education classes, conferences, seminars, and project team meeting.
Assist visitors, patients, families, callers, and respond to electronic messages (via lab email and website).
Organize staff meetings, meeting minutes, edit documents and correspondence.
Maintain online calendar of Lab events, university holidays, conference room schedule, etc.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in science or health-related field; OR Associate’s Degree in allied health profession, plus 1 year patient-related or research experience; OR Bachelor’s Degree in other fields/completion of 3 years college science, plus 2 years patient-related or research experience; OR High School Diploma, plus 5 years patient-related experience with 2 years in clinical study at the TE06 level.
General computer knowledge, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, patient/client contact, alphanumeric filing, university paperwork, business writing, problem solving, detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks, ability to work with interruptions
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
This is a clinical research facility and is a patient facing position.
Communicating, remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time in front of computer, moving. May need to move up to 10-20 pounds on occasion. The incumbent will be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment and supplies. The incumbent will occasionally be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, laboratories, conference rooms and other off-campus sites.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 07
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: OTOLARYNGOLOGY & H/N SURGERY (IN-OTHN-IUINA)
Internal Number: 66140
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.