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Part-Time Research Assistant - School of Medicine

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
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Job Title: Part-Time Research Assistant - School of Medicine
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 40933
Hiring Department

Biomedical and Health Informatics (School of Medicine)

Job Description This is a position in community and clinical research in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the UMKC School of Medicine. The Research Assistant is 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 include but are not limited to:

    May recruit, screen and schedule potential study participantsUtilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA proceduresAdministers involved, systematic tests and questionnaires including the assessment of participant eligibility, level of function, and/or response to intervention(s) according to research study protocolsHelps maintain study procedure documentationPrepares study related materialsMay assist with data entry, cleaning and guided analysisMonitors study participants as required by study protocolMaintains supply inventoryMay utilize study-related devices and equipment as part of assessment proceduresMaintains study records and edits for completeness and accuracyAttends regular team meetingsTroubleshoots field issues when necessary, uses discretion to resolve issues when unplanned events ariseAdditional duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or other advanced degree required with prior data collection experience preferred.
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
Full Time/Part Time

This is a grant-funded, temporary position, part-time - 29 hours per week, not to exceed 36 weeks. Non-benefit elgible


$17 per hour

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us. Slavic and Native American

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

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