Senior Research Specialist

University of MO-Columbia    Columbia, MO
Job Description
Hiring Department

School of Medicine - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Job Description The School of Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are pleased to announce the opening of a Senior Research Specialist position. The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, central Missouri's largest freestanding Orthopaedic center, is seeking an energetic, professional and highly motivated Senior Research Specialist who is interested in joining a fast-paced highly productive clinical research team. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s World-Class Research program consists of a 49+ member team conducting basic science, translational and clinical orthopaedic research. The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) houses the Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics (TLRO), which is the only comprehensive orthopaedic research laboratory housed within a freestanding orthopaedic hospital in the world. Our robust Orthopaedic Research Division is responsible for more than 100 ongoing research projects, with more than 40 of those being clinical trials. The ideal candidate will play an instrumental role in the success of sustaining our department’s mission: advance the clinical, research and teaching components of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri. This position will partner with clinical and research staff to support advancement of the overall culture of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and our C3 Orthopaedics Initiative (Comprehensive, Cutting Edge, Caring Culture), which fosters a fast learning and continuously improving organization to further our mission. Needed Traits in our growing, fast-paced work environment are: 1. Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 2. Detail-oriented 3. Organizational and time management skills 4. Self-directed and personable 5. Positive energy 6. Flexibility and problem solving skills 7. Teamwork focus 8. Experience with Microsoft Office programs 9. Anticipate/forecast needs 10. Proactively monitor job process flows Position Overview: Contribute to a positive, efficient and high-functioning clinical research work environment; Monitor research related processes/work flow to improve as necessary
  • Initiate and engage in consistent communication and collaboration with clinical staff, research team colleagues and research division leadership
  • Be an expert team member regarding: orthopaedic surgery medical knowledge, clinical trial coordination and train colleagues/students/new clinical trial coordinators on applicable research procedures and clinical trial coordination rules/regulations/guidelines
  • Work regularly and successfully with various data capture/research and analytics platforms and improve workflow processes when necessary
  • Be the expert on assigned study protocols and projects
  • Pre-screen clinical patients for potential research enrollment per study protocol guidelines and IRB (institutional review board) approval
  • Enroll research subjects into various research studies, which includes a compliant consent process (or assisting with enrollment and consent)
  • Completion of research follow-up visits per protocol
  • Research specimen collection/mobilization in adherence with environmental health and safety protocols
  • Complete first draft services for grant proposals, abstracts, manuscripts
  • Practice accurate and timely reporting to the IRB as applicable
  • Submit IRB applications, amendments, personnel change forms and CRRs (continuing review report)
  • Work closely with faculty/principal investigators and their clinical staff, residents and fellows, other research personnel and research financial professionals to assure compliance with study protocols, research guidelines, policies and regulations
  • Correspondence with external clinical research associates
  • Meticulous and organized documentation of research activity, data collection and adverse events
  • Possess the flexibility to cross-train for necessary back-up systems in times of high case load
  • Display the versatility necessary to work in multiple environments (Operating Room, Clinic, Inpatient Areas)
  • Acquire and use knowledge of institutional and federal regulations and guidelines related to human research
  • Stay compliant with Institutional Research training IRB CITI training
  • Assure research subject safety at all times
  • Salary

    $47,476 to $73,373.68, annually

    Grade: GGS 9E University Title: Senior Research Specialist Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.


    Typically 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree and relevant experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

    Benefit Eligibility

    This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

    Diversity Commitment

    The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

    Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:10:01 GMT

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