The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism is seeking an Assistant Scientist
Description of duties:
- Daily screening of potential patients for clinical study by electronic medical record (EMR), by phone and in person at the research unit, following all institutional review board (IRB) and all HIPPA guidelines.
- Draw blood from research volunteers.
- Enter data collected from research volunteers into EPIC and RedCap.
- Check for any missing data (quality controls), that all data entered is accurate, and to extract information as needed from EPIC and RedCap for audits, internal data discussion and submission to meetings.
- Following patients in ongoing studies, from recruitment to scheduling regular follow-ups and interim visits to the research unit, notify patients if abnormal labs, and set-up for overnight metabolic studies.
- Perform metabolic studies, including oral glucose tolerance test (OGTTs) and low- and high-dose euglycemic insulin clamps to measure insulin sensitivity.
- Daily use of a FibroscanTM device to measure liver fat and liver fibrosis.
- Daily use of EKGs in research volunteers.
- Take patients to our imaging research center (AMRIS) to perform liver MRIs
- Attend weekly laboratory meetings to share results of weekly research activities and discuss challenges and opportunities.
- Generate annual reports for the IRB, sponsors and data safety monitor boards (DSMBs).
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.
Ph.D. or equivalent.
Preferred qualifications for the position:
- Be familiar and have robust experience with IRB Good Clinical Practice guidelines and all other IRB-related procedures for clinical research.
- Have significant experience in using EPIC as the EMR for day-to-day activities.
- Have significant experience in using REdCap as the clinical translational standard database used in all our studies for entering research data.
- Experience with performing metabolic studies, including oral glucose tolerance test (OGTTs) and low- and high-dose euglycemic insulin clamps to measure insulin sensitivity.
- Know how to use and maintain a bedside glucose analyzer
- Be certified to draw blood from research volunteers.
- Be able to interpret normal and abnormal laboratories and EKGs to bring to the attention of the team and PI if abnormal
- Have experience in using a FibroscanTM device to measure liver fat and liver fibrosis.
- Be able to interpret results from liver MRI studies, including liver MR-PDFF, MRE and cT1 Multiscan.
- Be able to extract data and analyze results, including statistical analysis, for presentation at national scientific meetings.
- Experience in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, a statistical software (JMP, SAS, other) and in scientific writing for the submission of our research work to meetings and journals (posters, abstract and manuscripts).
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required: Yes.
Advertised: 10 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 24 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time