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21 Feb 2023

Part-Time TC2 Research Assistant

Kristina Winkelman – Posted by Kristina Winkelman St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Description


The Research Assistant (RA) will play a key role in the TRANSforming Community TRANSforming Care TC2) initiative by organizing and implementing research opportunities; helping to collect, prepare, and analyze data, as well as organize, schedule and conduct research participant interviews. This position involves in-person work, encouraging residence within 70 miles of St. Louis City.  There may be an option to move to a hybrid schedule after at least six months of employment and strong performance.


  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, communication, typing, and organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Missouri
  • Member of the LGBTQIA+ community preferred but not required
  • Experience in working under pressure while maintaining the ability to be calm, methodical, and clear
  • Values teamwork, flexibility and adaptability; embraces change
  • Experience working cross-culturally, with the ability to communicate empathetically and clearly
  • Understanding of the history and challenges of conducting research in marginalized communities
  • Ability to work independently as needed and manage large amounts of information while meeting deadlines, ethical guidelines, and maintaining accurate records
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and ability to maintain client and patient confidentiality
  • Collaborates with representatives of other departments to achieve agency goals
  • Values continuous learning and seeks ongoing training and development
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.


  1. Assist with compiling data from various sources (ex. academic journals, internal patient feedback surveys, etc.)
  2. Help clean and code quantitative and qualitative data
  3. Work with the TC2 team to draft research protocols, including survey questions and interview questionnaires
  4. Conduct and transcribe interviews
  5. Monitor ongoing surveys and provide compensation for participants
  6. Analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  7. Report on findings, which may include written summaries, as well as presentations
  8. Build relationships with the LGBTQIA+ community throughout Missouri
  9. Provide other project support as needed/assigned


  • University education or equivalent experience. Preferred areas of study include: social work, public health, nursing, psychology, sociology, or similar discipline(s). One course in basic statistics or research methods is desired
  • Requires one (1) to two (2) years of related and/or applicable experience, plus knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, including gender affirming care
  • Prior training and experience in Good Clinical Practices and the Protection of Human Research Subjects preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and general internet navigation


  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as scientific protocols, academic journal articles, compliance regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively with employees in the organization.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, English and Serbo-Croatian, or English and Vietnamese is highly desired


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to reach, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and move around the worksite or office, including standing for periods of 20-60 minutes. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


  • Adheres to PPSLRSWMO and department policies and medical standards and guidelines that ensure the provision of the highest quality and most professional services to all PPSLRSWMO clients
  • Protects PPSLRSWMO’s assets from liability including but not limited to assuring proper informed consent has been obtained for any and all medical interventions requiring patient’s consent.
  • Assures for the physical safety of PPSLRSWMO clients, staff, and volunteers
  • Protects confidentiality of all PPSLRSWMO clients, donors, Board and all areas of operations
  • Follows HIPAA privacy and security guidelines
  • Assures compliance by affiliate and by affiliate staff for Human Subjects Research, FDA standards (when applicable), research standards according to affiliate standard operating procedures (SOPs).


Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri does not discriminate on any basis such as culture, age, race, color, sex, marital status, gender identity, ethnic heritage, language, national origin, spiritual belief or tradition, sexual orientation, physical ability/characteristics, genetic information, number of pregnancies, socio-economic circumstances or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri acknowledges and owns our past and present, therefore we seek to look inward into how white supremacy continues to show up in our organization. We have a responsibility to create a place of equity and of inclusion and we commit to dismantling racism and moving the needle to a more equitable workplace at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.


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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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