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University of Kansas Medical Center Research Assistant- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Kansas City, Kansas

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rResearch Assistant- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation




SOM KC Rehabilitation Medicine


Segal Lab

Position Title:

Research Assistant- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Job Family Group:

Professional Staff

Job Description Summary:

This individual will be involved in both scientific research work and research management in the Clinical Osteoarthritis Research Program at University of Kansas Medical Center. Scientific research work includes measurements on human subjects as well as schedule appointments; computerized data collection and management of study databases for clinical research work in the Clinical Osteoarthritis Research Program; evaluate current procedures; assist in meticulous data entry and checking the validity of data acquired; formatting of Endnote references and manuscripts and other tasks necessary for facilitation of the PI\'s research program.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor\'s degree in related field. A combination of education and relevant work experience may substitute for degree on a year for year basis.

Work Experience:

  • Microsoft Office proficiency and computer spreadsheet management skills.
  • Excellent communication as evidence by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Exemplifies interpersonal skills appropriate to maintaining continuing research relationships with human subjects and research collaborators.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently once trained.
  • The position requires an individual with exceptional communication skills and the ability to multitask to meet deadlines, and work collegially with members of the research team to ensure research studies are being supported adequately.
  • Time management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Job Duties Outlined:

  • Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by other research staff or principal investigator of the research project. Read and review articles as directed. As individual skills develop, analyze literature to develop hypothesis for discussion with other researchers or principal investigator.
  • Read and understand protocols. As individual skills develop, troubleshoot and analyze protocols; propose modifications to other researchers or principal investigator. Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for experimental protocols (patient\'s site visit). As individual skills develop perform complex techniques as outlined in research protocols and test and evaluate current procedures.
  • Set up and operate equipment for experiments. Perform experimental procedures assuring fidelity to protocols; record and consolidate data as directed by Principal Investigator (PI). Track progress/success of research project.
  • As skills develop may present results at lab meetings. As skills develop, develop and monitor quality controls. Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Collect, track, and perform data entry for reports.
  • Prepare materials for reports. As skills develop, analyze data.
  • Perform a variety of routine tasks related to the monitoring of research subjects or to the research environment (lab, clinic, field, classroom).
  • Obtain subject consent and assist with IRB submissions or equivalent protocol, if applicable.
  • Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines. Assist in the preparation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory and facility equipment.
  • Be responsible for supporting clinical research coordinators through recruitin , study visit scheduling and preparation, maintenance of the investigator site file, data entry, and related tasks.
  • Support assigned clinical research studies by pre-screening potential patients, preparing study subject binders and lab kits, entering study data, and maintaining the electronic regulatory binder.
  • Ensure study data are entered into sponsor-provided and/or internal KU databases per sponsor requirements, typically within 3 business days following data collection.
  • Answer data queries within study databases
  • Assist with potential study subject screening and recruitment.
  • Assist clinical research coordinators in study visit preparation by printing forms and preparing lab kits.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon h