Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant, Surgical Innovation Lab, UMKC School of Medicine, 80189
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Medicine
Surgical Innovation Lab (Surgilab)
Our research lab is called the Surgical Innovation Lab, or "Surgilab," and focuses on Surgical Safety and Surgical Education. We are especially interested in how surgeons and other members of the surgical team communicate with each other, and how this impacts surgical safety. We often videotape surgical team members interacting in the operating room and then interview them watching their videos. These interactions can have a big impact on the patient's outcome. We also investigate the biomechanics of performing surgery and how that relates to surgical error. We have many other projects, too.
The Surgical Innovation Lab seeks outstanding candidates for a Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant position at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (SOM). We are looking for an energetic, task-oriented, creative, scientifically-minded individual to support our research mission.
We have multiple collaborators in UMKC's School of Medicine, in UMKC's other schools, and in national medical schools. We are looking for an individual who enjoys interacting with multiple people in different locations. Because we have so many projects, we are looking for someone who is task-oriented, can juggle multiple projects at once, and is an excellent communicator, both in-person and by email. Strong organization skills and a love for being challenged will help them to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
An individual with significant experience working in a research environment, especially writing and submitting IRB proposals and organizing a lab is a plus. Digital and Technologic skills are preferred over wet lab experience, as the job entails organizing and maintaining large media files and data sets while working with Adobe Premier software and video editing .
Research Assistant Responsibilities
* Communicating with a diverse group of collaborators
* Contributing to the creative environment of the lab
* Pursue literature and writing scientific reviews
* Conduct interviews with surgeons and students
* Observing surgeries, conducting video and audio recordings, and conducting interviews
* Journaling field notes in the operating room
* Managing, organizing, and cataloguing electronic data, including video and audio data
* Preparation and participation in research meetings and taking notes as needed
* Transcribe and code the interview with research subjects
* Training students on research duties in the lab and in the OR
* Maintaining and organizing statistical databases including basic statistical calculations using Excel and similar databases
* Organize and submit IRB submission protocols
* Assist with writing and submitting IRB and 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 authorshi
- Additional duties as assigned
- Supervising and training students on research duties in the lab and in the OR
Research Assistant must have a Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of laboratory experience
Senior Research Assistant must have a
Master's degree and 1-2 years of laboratory experience
For consideration, please apply online at www.umkc.edu/jobs . You must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters.
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