Job description

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Space Planning Analyst assists in the creation of systems that support the management, planning, and design of facilities and their functions. The Space Planning Analyst works towards the long-term maximization of available space.


  • Gathers and analyzes information to prepare reports on the progress of projects.
  • Compiles and analyzes information to prepare status reports.
  • Tracks projects to ensure drawings are updated in a timely fashion.
  • Analyzes facility needs, develops proposals, and makes recommendations for space improvement and capital projects.
  • Prepares graphic reports and schematic layouts to support space planning efforts.
  • Creates, reviews, and maintains floor plans of existing facilities.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable


Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

Department Specific Functions

Business Title: Research Space Planner/Analyst (Medical)

The Research Space Planner/Analyst (Medical) serves as a member of the staff of the Office of Space Planning & Analysis and is responsible for identifying and evaluating the efficient use of space by research scientists at the Miller School of Medicine (MSOM). Will identify, categorize, analyze, allocate, and manage space utilized by researchers. Will work with designated management representatives, including members of the Space Planning & Analysis group and the Office for Research Administration to develop and document a coordinated approach to the use of research space. Primary duties and responsibilities will occur at the Miller School of Medicine or at off-site research space occupied by the MSOM. Plays a key role in migrating the USpace space management database and Workday Finance in the ongoing development and utilization of a space utilization system.

The Research Space Planner/Analyst (Medical) embodies a unique combination of training and background, analytical skills, and spatial abilities and is responsible for developing and maintaining a familiarity with and an understanding of the research groups for which he/she is responsible. Ideally, the Research Space Planner/Analyst (Medical) should have either (1) a strong research background with particular emphasis on laboratory equipment and techniques and/or facilities planning and utilization or (2) an architectural background with strong analytical experience with an interest in research lab planning. The Research Space Planner/Analyst (Medical) will serve as the primary person to track the current use of research space, generate reports and participate in Space Utilization System planning and software development meetings.

Specific Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the members of the Research Space Planning to routinely survey research space occupancy and utilization.
  • Participate in the collection of data necessary to maintain a reliable database of space occupancy and utilization metrics (space allocations, financial and personnel).
  • Review architectural space plans with as-built conditions and report any inconsistencies to Space Planning & Analysis to correct and update plans as needed.
  • Meet with Department Directors, Center Directors, Program Directors, Principal Investigators, and other management representatives to investigate past, present, and future program resource utilization (including space, grant dollars, and staff) in order to ascertain present and future space-related requirements.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge, or be able to acquire sufficient knowledge, of how research programs function in order to be able to identify inter-program sharing and reallocation of resources so that resource utilization is attributed to the research site where the research actually occurs rather than merely to the administering department.
  • Enter research space data into the USpace Space Planning & Analysis database in accordance with established procedures. May participate in the development and utilization of the Office of Medical Space Planning Space Utilization System automated decision-making support system, as required.
  • Prepare thorough, comprehensive, written interim analyses and final reports of research group's resource utilization with particular emphasis on present and future space and space-related needs. Reports will include empirical analysis of selected financial metrics applied to space utilization.
  • Problem solve and make recommendations regarding the allocation and management of research space. Develop options (based on knowledge of program needs, institutional resources and priorities, and scientific parameters) for utilization of new, alternative, or reassigned research resources.
Apply online. Position #P100041004

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.





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Job No: 65191145
Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 11/29/2018
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