School of Medicine - Biomedical and Health Informatics
General Summary: This is an entry level 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 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
Bachelor's Degree required with prior data collection experience
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
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 three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
You must upload and attach an official copy of your transcripts with your highest degree earned for credential verification. Your appointment will be contingent upon verification of your degrees.
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Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
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