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Research Assistant, UMKC Biomedical and Health Informatics, 78494

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023

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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. They may conduct interviews, epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants in studies.

Job Description

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • May recruit, screen and schedule potential study participants
  • Utilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA procedures
  • Administers tests and questionnaires including the assessment of participant eligibility 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, including physical assessments
  • May perform phlebotomy on humans.
  • 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
  • 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
Additional duties as assigned

  • Detail oriented with high attention to accuracy
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills, including use of word processing and spreadsheets
  • 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
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required

Certification for Phlebotomy or proof of Phlebotomy training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior work in health sciences
  • Prior work with research study protocol
  • Experience performing Phlebotomies.
Full Time/Part Time

T his is a Temporary-non benefit eligible role at a 1.0 FTE for a temporary time period through December 31, 2023.


Salary ranges is $15-$20 hr.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Application Instructions

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