Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research Associate- Research Injury

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/9/2020 3:32 PM)
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Research Associate- Research Injury

Full time Exempt: Main Campus; Mon-Fri 8 AM – 5 PM


We are seeking an individual to join the research team of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) and the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP), Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Using a multidisciplinary approach, CPTR researchers lead innovative projects to assess pre-hospital emergency medical service, acute medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and family and community services that impact the short and long-term outcomes of injured patients. This position will involve direct research participant interaction with children as well as adults both in person and over the phone. Possible duties may include: review medical charts to identify potential participants; assembling and sending recruitment materials and research surveys via postal mail or electronically; participant recruitment both face-to-face and over the phone; describing the study to families and guiding them through the informed consent process; collecting data over the phone, and in person at Nationwide Children’s Hospital or at the Ohio State University Medical Center; organizing completed surveys, and entering data into a computer database; maintaining participant files and tracking progress throughout study participation; making recommendations about refinement and/or replacement of study procedures. The Research Associate also need to participate in drafting project reports or manuscripts. Evening and weekend hours may be required to accommodate data collection efforts.


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Collaborate with the principal investigator and other clinical researchers to conduct high quality research; maintain knowledge of specific study and regulatory guidelines to help ensure compliance.
  • Experience with databases such as Microsoft Access and REDCap. 
  • Experience recruiting participants and collecting data for a research study. 
  • Collaborate in the coordination and advancement of existing research projects. 
  • Conduct scientific literature searches, including abstracting data from published sources, summarizing articles, and maintaining a bibliographic database. 
  • Write and edit progress reports, technical reports, academic papers and research presentations in cooperation with research team. 
  • Contribute to research grant submissions to federal and nonfederal funding agencies. 
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as needed.


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public health, population health, psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, human development, epidemiology, research methods, clinical research or related field and prior experience in a research setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Detail oriented with strong interpersonal, organizational skills critical. Is goal-oriented, self-directive, and collaborative; demonstrates initiative, motivation, attention to detail and creativity. Is a self-starter.
  • Ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision. 


    Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

    As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

    • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
    • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
    • Support your financial protection and security in retirement 
    •  Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.
    Ability to balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities effectively.


Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • 15% Conducting research studies
  • 25% Collecting and analyzing data
  • 35% Preparing position papers, publications and grant proposals
  • 05% Resource person for other investigators
  • 05% Mentoring less experienced research personnel
  • 05% Purchasing supplies
  • 100% Kneeling / reaching
  • 100% Finger Dexterity Talking / hearing / seeing 3
  • 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes


The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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