Research Manager Job Opening

Research Manager

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Category: Health Educator

Classification Title: Research Manager
Department: Histology Director
Pay Grade:
Percent of Time: 100%

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully “match” with top-quality residency programs around the country.

Our mission is to inspire and educate world class health care providers and scientists for the people of Iowa and our global community.
Researchers in the College's over 280 laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities. Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, institutes and programs. Many faculty members are internationally renowned for their research. Two faculty members are Howard Hughes Institute Investigators, 12 are members of the Institute of Medicine and two are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

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.

Position Summary: Contribute to the success of the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation by overseeing the functions of the histology laboratory to support the research missions of the department.

Position Responsibilities:
Research: Coordinate and manage multiple research projects within the histology lab; direct the work of the team, manage priorities for the department, and interface with PIs from research labs and faculty and staff from the department.

Experiments, Investigations, Evaluations: Manage research projects/programs, support and conduct complex research and direct all phases of the project and services
Collect, Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications: May contribute to the histology lab as evidenced by documented recognition in publications as an author or for technical assistance. May develop new methodology and techniques related to histology. May perform complex statistical analysis of data using advanced statistical methods and tools.

Administrative and Project Management: Manage the histology research lab. Manage the operational, fiscal and HR/staffing activities for the lab. Manage complex processes, external relationship development, and project/process leadership. Oversee the planning and preparation of budgets. Perform cost analysis and set prices. Assure safety and compliance; respond to compliance and safety violations.

Facilities and Equipment Management: Prepare short and long-term plans for all aspects of the research lab.

Supervision/Staffing: Collaborate with human resources personnel to hire new staff. Track completion of performance evaluations by their supervisors. Ensure staff compliance with UI policies and procedures. Develop and implement policies and procedures that support staff engagement in the workplace.

Education Required
Master’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements
3 years of relevant experience
3 years of histology experience
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Supervisory experience
Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Sarah Burnett, [email protected] and Amanda Petersen, [email protected]

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.