School of Medicine - Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant, 76149
Kansas City, MO 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Job ID
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time
Hiring Department

School of Medicine - Biomedical and Health Informatics

Job Description

This is an entry level reserach position in community and clinical research in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the UMKC School of Medicine. There are two openings for either a Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant and will be determined based on education. This position will be responsible for collecting information from participants according to the research study protocols. He or she may conduct interviews, epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants in studies.

Responsibilities included but are not limited to:

  • May recruit, screen and schedule potential study participants
  • Utilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA procedures
  • Administers involved, systematic tests and questionnaires including the assessment of participant eligibility, level of function, and/or response to intervention(s) according to research study protocols
  • Helps maintain study procedure documentation
  • Prepares study related materials
  • May assist with data entry, cleaning and guided analysis
  • Monitors study participants as required by study protocol
  • Maintains supply inventory
  • May utilize study-related devices and equipment as part of assessment procedures
  • Maintains study records and edits for completeness and accuracy
  • Attends regular team meetings
  • Troubleshoots field issues when necessary, uses discretion to resolve issues when unplanned events arise
  • Additional duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

Research Assistant: Bachelor's degree

Senior Research Assistant: Master's degree

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior work with research study protocols preferred
  • Detail oriented with high attention to accuracy
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Ability to develop rapport with a diverse pool of research participants
  • Ability to navigate sensitive topics and maintain confidentiality of participants
  • Ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary team settings
  • May require travel for specialized training depending on study protocols
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends if called for under the study protocols
  • May require personal transportation to field location
Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit-eligible

Application Instructions

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Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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