Children's Mercy KC

Research Associate Masters

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
8 months ago(7/5/2023 2:58 PM)
Posting Category
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Work Hours
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Julie Aust
Recruiter : Email

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.


Position coordinates operations of research studies involving human subjects applying knowledge and skills that are specific to the study and that meet the mission and goals of the program under general supervision of Andrea Bradley- Ewing Develops recruitment materials and assists the PI with study protocol submissions. Recruits study participants. Coordinates, schedules, and monitors research activities and subject participation. Interprets and applies study protocols, conducts interviews, administers tests, records observations. Assists with development and delivery of behavioral health interventions as part of research study protocols, using applicable techniques and methods. Coordinates management of study data, monitors data to maintain quality control. Summarizes study results, prepares reports, posters, manuscripts and presentations, routes reports to funding agencies and groups upon approval of the PI. Assists with budget and finance activities, including but not limited to, participant payments, travel, and monitoring budget activities. Communicates and coordinates with community partners to engage in research study development and maintain ongoing relationship, including but not limited to, provide necessary updates, schedule meetings and other research activities.


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.


  • Support the research mission through the planning, implementing, and execution of research projects.
  • Work with research partners and sites in the community, recruit subjects into research studies, obtain written informed consent, screen subjects, perform study visit procedures, gather data, and bring projects to completion.
  • Provide support and direction for the day to day operations for assigned research projects, including providing oversight for teams of research assistants performing research in the community.
  • Promotes efficiency and organization of research operations, attends education opportunities and unit meeting, and assists in the maintenance of a safe environment.
  • Working with CM faculty and staff as well as patients, families, and community members to increase diversity in pediatric cancer research.


  • Master's Degree and 3-5 years experience Previous Research Experience Required
  • Spanish/English bilingual (reading, written, oral) preferred

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $28.39/hr, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

Remote Work/Work from Home

This is an intermittent remote position, which means that the person hired will work with his or her manager to determine a schedule that includes both at home and on-site hours at a Children’s Mercy location. The incumbent must live in the Kansas City metro area.


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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