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Research Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670053010 K-State Olathe
Job no: 510462
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology, Research / Scientific / Grants, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

K-State Olathe is recruiting a new research assistant to work with the 1DATA Consortium. The incumbent to this position would be responsible for the initial configuration and implementation of an API platform in the Cerner computational environment. This is envisioned as a multipurpose platform that will integrate disparate sources of human and animal health data (FDA Drug Approvals and Databases, veterinary electronic medical records, pharmacogenomic data, preclinical toxicological data, pharmacological and diagnostic laboratory data, etc.) into a single platform using tools developed by 1DATA to create and manage their integrated human health databases.    

Responsibilities include:

  • Design environment for human and animal data for simulation.
  • Define data elements, approaches to data quality assessment and validation. This involves assessing the detailed structure of initial databases that would feed into the integrated database.
  • Closely interact with partners.
  • Make presentations on progress and future directions


This position is full-time, exempt, and benefits eligible.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University’s Olathe campus was launched in April 2011 and is the third and newest campus in the university’s system. The campus is located in Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City metro area. The campus is a strategic partner of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, which was created in 2008 when residents invested in the county's future by voting for a one-eighth cent sales tax. The proceeds from this tax generate more than $15 million a year to fund higher education through a unique partnership among Johnson County, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

To be Successful You Will Need:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education and Qualifications:

  • B.S. in data science, computational mathematics, or a biomedical informatics core discipline.
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail, persistence, diligence, and the ability to work in a distributed team are essential attributes for the individual undertaking this position.
  • Familiarity with human and animal health data structures would be beneficial, as would experience with Cerner data programs.

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Application materials must be submitted online to be considered. 


For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Roberta Robinson at olathecareers@k-state.edu (913.307.7316). For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki,  Associate Professor, 1DATA Consortium (search committee chair).

Screening of Applications Begins:

April 19 and will continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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