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Research Associate

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time

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Research Associate

Joplin Campus

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Job Description:

The Research Associate contributes to the advancement of the university by ensuring high quality outcomes in our research endeavors. The Research Associate assists in running the laboratory at the MSSU-KCU Research Consortium. The Biomedical Research Laboratory (BMRL) supports basic and clinical research that investigates complimentary and integrative health care approaches. By blending studies that use conventional biochemical, sociological, osteopathic and mind-body intervention principles together in an interdisciplinary way, the MKRC is uniquely positioned to succeed in improving the well-being of the people in the Four State region.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists in running the laboratory
  • Performs experiments for research activities
  • Participates in mentoring students in research endeavors
  • Represents the department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization and department
  • Assists in managing research projects and scholarly activities
  • Supports faculty research projects through implementing experimental design, analyzing the data, accomplishing literature searches, manuscript writing and poster preparation
  • Assists in managing the research laboratory or office including coordinating research students and managing research equipment
  • Required to utilize their specialized academic training to conduct work that routinely involves exercise of discretion and judgment, specifically in conducting and providing support for research projects and analyzing the research's outcome
  • Maintains materials on Learning Management System and research website as needed

  • Bachelors degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field required. Masters degree preferred
  • 2 years equivalent experience working in a biomedical research laboratory
  • Must possess working knowledge of biomedical research and experimental protocols
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Ability to analyze a situation and exercise good judgment and discretion as appropriate
  • Must have effective communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work with faculty and staff
  • Must have working knowledge of computer software to include Microsoft office, statistical program (i.e. Prism or SPSS), and learning management systems
  • Must have excellent organizational skills be detail-oriented, and a self-starter
  • Requires the ability to attain deadlines and complete assignments accurately

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.



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Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

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  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

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