Assistant Researcher

Position Overview

This position supports research projects and administrative efforts at the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment (University of Kansas). Responsibilities include recruitment, screening, enrollment, and data collection from research participants; preparing IRB regulatory documents; overseeing and training research support staff; preparing project reports for regular team meetings; managing participant compensation and lab databases; performing data cleaning and analysis duties; assisting in preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal publication; maintaining Cofrin Logan Center spaces and office inventories; preparing and distributing promotional materials for Cofrin Logan Center events; coordinating and preparing documents for faculty and staff hires; overseeing and training administrative support staff —a representative summary of responsibilities is presented below; however, successful applicants may perform related duties as needed.

This position is contingent on funding. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

80% Overall Project Coordination
  • Performs recruitment, screening, and enrollment of human research subjects
  • Prepares and organizes study materials
  • Assists in preparing IRB regulatory documents
  • Coordinates compensation activities for research subjects
  • Monitors and adheres to research project timelines and procedures
  • Prepares project reports for regular team meetings
  • Oversees students and study staff in relevant project procedures
  • Orders supplies and keeps inventory
  • Manages lab databases
  • Cleans and analyzed project datasets
  • Assists in preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal publication

20% Administrative Duties
  • Prepares and distributes promotional materials for Cofrin Logan Center events
  • Coordinates and prepares documents for faculty and staff hires
  • Oversees and trains administrative support staff

Required Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline.
  2. Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Experience using computer related software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, SPSS) as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One year of relevant research experience.
  2. Supervisory experience or other closely related experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include:
  • Cover letter describing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) professional references
Only complete applications will be considered.
  • Review of applications begins Thursday, April 18, 2024 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is received. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Richard Yi,

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Full-time, 40 hours/week

Application Review Begins

Thursday April 18, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday July 8, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27539BR
  • Department:  Bureau of Child Research
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  18-Apr-2024

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