Research Assistant

Job description

Job location: Miami, FL


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-09-16
Req: R100041067
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Radiation Oncology department in the Sylvester Cancer Center is seeking a Research Assistant working up to 35 hours. The incumbent supports research activities under the direction of a principle investigator, program director or designee of the principle investigator or program director.

  • Contributes to basic and applied research activities by collecting and analyzing data, maintaining databases, etc
  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures
  • Participates in the publication of significant results
  • Advances expertise through continued education, training and/or research
  • Maintains an overview of relevant research findings
  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance

Sets up and operates various scientific apparatus and makes minor repairs. Prepares correspondence and answers phones. Formulates and maintains bibliographies and completes applications and forms. Orders laboratory supplies and maintains culture media reagents. Reviews and edits various materials for publication, and prepares publication schedules. Maintains appropriate logs, records, and study notebooks. 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.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

High School diploma or equivalent required

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable

Experience:

Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

Department Specific Functions

N/A

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The following sections capture the physical demands and working environment that are required for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

Environmental Dimension

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Conditions of extreme heat or extreme cold

Wet/Humid conditions

Fumes/Dust/Dirt/Smoke

Confined areas

High places

Equipment in motion

High noise levels

Environmental hazards

Exposure to TB

Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens

Exposure to Radiant Energy

Outdoor/Exposed areas

Equipment Used

Equipment Used

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Vehicle Type

Operate vehicles (Select Vehicle)

Use hand tools

Use power tools

Physical Requirements

Physical Dimension

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Weight

Sitting

Standing

Walking

Stooping/Climbing

Carrying

Kneeling

Crouching

Bending

Crawling

Reaching

Handling

Sensory Requirements

Sensory Dimension

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Vision Type

Vision

Near

Depth Perception

Color Vision

Peripheral

Concentration

Use of keyboard or touchscreen

Talking

Feeling

Smelling

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and primary responsibilities of this job classification. Specific duties and tasks may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. This is a job profile description and not all duties may be assigned to a specific position in each individual department.

End of Job Description

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller 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.

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.

Job Status:

Part time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

r3

 

 

 

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Posted: 8/28/2020
Application Due: 10/27/2020
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