School of Medicine - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Surgical Innovation Lab seeks outstanding candidates for either a Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant position at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (SOM). Title will be determined by education and experience of the candidate.
I am looking for an energetic, creative, scientifically-minded individual to lead my research lab. My research lab is called the Surgical Innovation Lab, or "Surgilab," and focuses on Surgical Safety and Surgical Education. I am especially interested in the biomechanics of performing surgery and how that relates to surgical error. Additionally, I investigate how surgeons and other members of the surgical team communicate with each other, and how this impacts surgical safety. I often videotape surgeon actions in the operating room and then interview them watching their surgical videos. Most surgeons are surprised when watching how they teach and how they communicate. I think this is because they are so focused on the progress of the surgery. These interactions can have a big impact on the patient's outcome.
This Research/Senior Research Assistant position will help me in this research pursuit. I have multiple collaborators in UMKC's School of Medicine, in UMKC's other schools, and in national medical schools. I am looking for an individual who enjoys interacting with multiple people in different locations.
Job duties for either title include, but are not limited to:
Pursue literature and writing scientific reviews
Conduct interviews with surgeons and students, including setting up video and audio tape recordings from live surgeries and interviews, and designing interview forms
Journaling field notes in the operating room
Managing, organizing, and cataloguing electronic data, including films
Transcribe and code the interview with research subjects
Designing interview forms to be used for patients and research participants
Communicating with a diverse group of collaborators
Contributing to the creative environment of the lab
Research Assistant is expected to:
Assist in preparation and participation in research meetings and taking notes as needed
Create grand rounds lectures using PowerPoint with content provided by faculty
Assist with writing and submitting grant applications
Assisting with writing and editing manuscripts and if you are excited enough to help with manuscript writing, then your contribution will lead to authorship
Assist with writing and submitting IRB applications
Senior Research Assistant is expected to:
Lead and facilitate research meetings and taking notes as needed
Create grand rounds lectures, using Powerpoint with content provided by self and faculty
Writing and submitting IRB applications
Writing and submitting grant applications
As the job evolves the individual is expected to complete other research related duties as needed and assigned that may not be specifically listed above.
I am looking for someone with significant experience working in a research environment, especially writing and submitting IRB proposals and organizing a lab. Technologic skill is preferred over wet lab experience, as the job entails organizing and maintaining large media files and data sets. Communications skills are a must, as you will interact with multiple research collaborators.
RA Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of laboratory experience are required.
SRA Qualifications: Master's degree and 2-3 years of laboratory experience are required.
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.
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