Research Assistant

September 03, 2021 Print

Do you want to make a difference in health policy in Kansas? The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to be part of a team working on a range of projects to improve the health of Kansans through nonpartisan research, education and engagement that support effective policymaking.

A research assistant at KHI is responsible for supporting project work by conducting literature and policy reviews, supporting evaluation and research studies, analyzing qualitative and quantitative information, and translating findings into concise, well-organized reports suitable for a broad audience. As a research assistant gains experience, there will be opportunities for planning and designing projects as well as participating in meetings and collaborative work with community organizations, public health and medical professionals, staff from state agencies, members of the Legislature, policy advocates and other Kansans.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, and coursework in research methodology or statistics is preferred, but educational or work experience that demonstrate an ability to engage in public policy or public health work, as well as an understanding of health care delivery systems, are also valued.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, paid parental leave, an infant-at-work program, and resources for professional development. KHI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references and samples of written work to:

Michele Sumpter

Kansas Health Institute
212 SW 8th Avenue | Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas | 66603

KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.

KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.