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This position resides in the College of Nursing (CON), office of the Associate Dean for Research (ADR). This position will be primarily post-award focused. The person in this position is responsible for providing study visit support for various College of Nursing faculty members’ research studies. Study visit support includes, but is not limited to providing participant and study site recruitment support, data collection (e.g., administering surveys, focus groups, and interviews, etc.), and maintenance of study databases. This position will support study logistics such as supply ordering and maintaining appropriate petty cash records for participant incentives. This position will also be responsible for managing regulatory compliance for CON faculty’s research studies. Regulatory compliance duties include but are not limited to maintaining appropriate physical and electronic study logs, managing CLARA submissions, and assisting with annual reporting to the IRB. The position will also assist with tasks related to the goals of the ADR office and research mission of the CON. This position will complete other duties as assigned by the Research Program Manager.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


(60%) Study Visit and Data Collection Support.                                                           

Supports CON research studies by directly assisting CON faculty with recruitment, screening, and enrollment of study participants. Additionally, works with CON faculty Principal Investigators (PIs) to recruit potential study sites and cultivates relationships with collaborators. Participates in data collection including, but not limited to, administering surveys, interviewing participants, and collecting focus group data. Schedules study visits and maintains study visit calendars for each research study. Maintains complete and organized study records. Enters all study data into appropriate data collection forms (e.g., REDCap or other electronic database).Meets and communicates with faculty Principal Investigators (PI) throughout the study period to ensure accuracy and completeness of data collection. Manages all study related supply ordering and record keeping. Collaborates with the CON Business Office to submit purchase requests. Manages participant gift card logs and petty cash accounts.                    

(30%) Regulatory Support.                                                                               

Collaborates with CON Principal Investigators (PIs), research staff and clinic staff to manage regulatory requirements specific to each research project or grant. Ensures adherence to all regulatory requirements such as the reporting of serious adverse events in the timeline required by funding agencies and the Institutional Review Board. Participates in manuscript and presentation preparation, as needed. Assists in maintaining SOPs, regulatory binders, and other regulatory documents. Maintains files, records and equipment, as needed.

(10%) ADR Office Support                                                                                                   

Assists with CON hosted research activities, including staff meetings and trainings. Assists with annual CON reporting as needed. Completes other duties as delegated by the CON Research Program Manager and Associate Dean for Research.


  • Baccalaureate Degree, Major: Public Health, Social Science, Nursing, Health Education or related field
  • Computer program experience: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe Pro, various electronic medical record systems, REDCap or other database management software in a research setting is strongly preferred.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None

Job country: United States

City: Little Rock

Category: Social Science Research Assistants

Location: Little Rock, AR, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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