Children's Mercy KC

Research Associate Bachelors

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
3 months ago(9/1/2021 1:36 PM)
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Full Time
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Julie Aust
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Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.




This position is designed to facilitate the research for junior and experienced faculty investigators within and affiliated with the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology. The position is necessary to maintain and enhance overall research productivity and support for Division faculty who are tasked with substantial clinical and/or teaching loads. The position requires that the candidate be able to independently initiate and trouble shoot laboratory research efforts, collect and analyze data, and synthesize findings in the form of progress reports and draft manuscripts. Candidates are expected to have the skills necessary to search, review and interpret currently published scientific works in support of proposed laboratory experiments and by extension grant submissions. Because of the nature and complexity of translational research and the number of faculty and fellows pursuing research projects within the Division, it is necessary to provide personnel with advanced training and experience who can operate independently under the direction of the faculty member in order to provide the highest level of support for faculty and junior faculty research projects.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.



  • Conduct lab procedures and experiments independently. Develops and optimizes techniques in the laboratory and maintains the entire research environment.
  • Provide technical assistance in the laboratory environment to Faculty, Research Assistants, students, and trainees for research projects related to basic and clinical research programs.
  • Report research results by detailed analysis of research information, preparation of draft manuscripts, and research progress reports.
  • Plans, designs, and implements research projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree Documented prior advanced education or training in laboratory techniques and methods requisite to conducting independent research and 5-7 years experience or
  • HS diploma or equivalent or Associates degree and 7 or more years experience may be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $23.29, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.


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