Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research Associate - Center for Injury Research and Policy

Posted Date 2 months ago(7/31/2020 3:16 PM)
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Research Associate- Center for Injury Research and Policy

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


We are seeking a Research Associate- The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP), located in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking a full time Research Associate. The Research Associate will work on child and adolescent trauma injury research projects. This position will support two NIH-funded projects, one focused on developing a Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Assessment Tool and the other aimed at developing a Functional Status eScore for Children with Acute Neurologic Illnesses and Injuries. Under the guidance of the Lab Principal Investigator, Dr. Julie C. Leonard and her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Lundine, the Research Associate’s primary responsibilities are 1) General project coordination including development of study materials and databases, and maintenance of compliance documentation 2) Qualitative data coding and analysis of focused interviews and focus groups, 3) Facilitation of research activities aimed at informing tool design, and 4) Manage communications with external stakeholders.


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?

  • Implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; identifies problems and/or inconsistencies and monitors participant’s progress to include documentation and reporting of adverse events; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with participating sites and study PI. 
  • Sets up research meetings and trainings; arranges data requests; participates in subject recruitment/enrollment and data collection and manages databases through appropriate hospital and research institute procedures. 
  • Combine qualitative coding experience with user-centered design methodology to assist in prototype development and testing of a clinical decision support tool.
  • Facilitates a national, multi-disciplinary consensus panel of experts in neurologic injuries through activities aimed at informing a tool that calculates a functional status score for children based on billing data.


What Are We Looking For?

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


  • Master’s degree with one to two years of clinical research experience or Bachelor of Science degree with two to three years of clinical research experience.
  • Strong qualitative coding experience
  • Experience with qualitative coding software, preferably MAXQDA
  • Understand basic medical terminology
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to adapt to meet the needs of a fast-paced work environment while upholding good clinical practices and rigorous attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote
  • Experience in basic coding within R, SAS or SPSS 
  • Experience with Redcap

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.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Talking on phone/in person; frequently (40-60%) Sitting; frequently (60-80%) Standing/Walking; frequently (20-40%) Typing on keyboard; frequently (60-80%) Lifts objects weighing up to 25 pounds; occasionally (0-5%)
  • 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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