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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- May recruit, screen and schedule potential study
- Utilizes approved informed consent and HIPAA procedures
- Administers tests and questionnaires including the assessment
of participant eligibility according to research study
- 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
- Maintains study records and edits for completeness and
- 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
- 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
- Ability to navigate sensitive topics and maintain
confidentiality of participants
- Ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary team
Bachelor's Degree required
Certification for Phlebotomy or proof of Phlebotomy training.
Full Time/Part Time
- Prior work in health sciences
- Prior work with research study protocol
- Experience performing Phlebotomies.
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.
Open until filled.
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resume, and list of five references with contact information) into
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