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Research Assistant

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is proud to offer research opportunities to current BSN and MSN students. If you are interested in becoming a Student Research Assistant, on a voluntary basis, please view the requirements, responsibilities and benefits below.


Research Assistants must be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing and attend the initial training session(s) before you are placed with a faculty mentor. In addition, students should possess the following attributes:

  • Accountability, integrity and reliability
  • Works well on teams
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic understanding of or interest in learning the research process


Working alongside faculty mentors, students are expected to:

  • Assist with literature reviews, data collection, data entry and other research activities as assigned
  • Be flexible and responsive, communicating with research team members as appropriate
  • Complete Institutional Review Board CITI training for protection of human subjects
  • Maintain confidentiality of all participant and study data
  • Attend follow-up research assistant training session(s)

Expected Benefits

The Student Research Assistant position is a hands-on learning opportunity that prepares future nurses for lifelong careers. Although unpaid, assistants can expect the following benefits:

  • Actively engage in and learn the research process
  • Enhance collaborative teamwork skills
  • Possible co-authorship on presentations or publications
  • Research experience added to portfolio and resume

How to Apply

To express your interest in becoming a Student Research Assistant, contact Kristy Kight at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. She will work with you to find a match with available research opportunities.

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