OPS Clinical Research Internship - UF Health Cancer Center

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
May 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516100
Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Classification Title:

OPS Clinical Research Intern

Job Description:

This program is intended to provide upcoming and recent graduates like you with the opportunity to gain experience in clinical research as they prepare for a career in healthcare or advanced education in the health sciences. As an intern you will have the opportunity to assist clinical investigators, study teams, and others throughout the UF Health Cancer Center with the research process and gain valuable knowledge related to oncology research while also building your work experience and resume.

As a participant in this internship you will operate as entry level Clinical Research Assistants (CRA) on one of our clinical teams and will participate in data capture and entry, data analysis, and quality assurance, and will also gain critical experience related to laboratory procedures and regulatory affairs for clinical research. As part of this program, you will also be required to participate in a quality improvement project and analyze the data as part of a poster/abstract presentation.

Daily tasks and responsibilities may include:

Chart Review & Data Interpretation
A significant part of your job as a CRA is to assist Study Coordinators by transcribing medical and clinical data from potential and existing subjects for their assigned trials. This includes data from a variety of sources which you will transcribe onto paper case report forms and/or into OnCore/Epic. Most importantly, it is essential that you provide accurate and complete data to study sponsors according to protocol timelines and protect subject privacy in compliance with relevant privacy laws.

You will also assist Coordinators with sample collection, analysis, and shipping for their trials. This will include collaborating with laboratory staff and other CRAs to ensure that laboratory work is completed in accordance with each study’s protocol. This will include coordinating research sample collection with clinical collection personnel and confirming that samples are appropriately labeled following collection. You will be responsible for adhering to pertinent safety and quality policies and procedures for the handling, processing, disposal, and shipping of biological specimens and ensuring that research samples are processed according to protocol and/or sponsor requirements.

It is critical to the research process that you verify research samples are stored appropriately until shipment and then to prepare samples for shipment as required by the protocol and then ship samples in accordance with sponsor, protocol, local, state and federal requirements.

You will also assist Study Coordinators in ensuring study compliance with the QA/QC as well as the IRB and regulatory activities of the Cancer Center. This will include facilitating inspections and audits of subject records for protocol compliance and accurate reporting of documentation and documents to the IRB. You will also play a critical role in the IRB submission process and in recording study visits and other relevant study visits and transactions for billing. This will include participating in fiscal audits to ensure compliance with established billing procedures.

Advertised Salary:

$14.00 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

Successful applicants are those who are seeking a career in health sciences and meet the following criteria:

  • Proof of eligibility to graduate and/or recently awarded Bachelor’s degree in basic sciences, health related sciences, or similar with a cumulative GPA of 3.2;
  • Submission of one letter of recommendation from program faculty, research faculty, or similar and two references;
  • Submission of resume and short essay detailing why this program will help you meet their career goals;
  • Availability for one year, 40 hours a week, during normal business hours (8 AM - 5 PM);
  • Successful pre-employment screening including a background check.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    As an ideal candidate you will have/be:

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability and desire to work with a broad range of people including investigators, physicians, clinic and hospital staff, sponsors, partners at other institutions, UFHCC staff, and others;
    • A highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be effective independently, interact professionally, and utilize effective writing and organizational skills;
    • An understanding and use of Emotional Intelligence strategies and skills;
    • A forward-thinking mentality, actively seeking opportunities and proposing creative solutions;
    • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and critical staff, both internally and externally, through a variety of communication mediums and venues.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

    Applicants must upload a copy of the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Interest;
  • Submission of one letter of recommendation from program faculty, research faculty, or similar and two references;
  • Submission of Curriculum Vitae or resume and short essay detailing why this program will help them meet their career goals.
  • This is a time limited position. The internship will run from May 2021 through April 2022.

    This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

    Health Assessment Required:


    Advertised: 30 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: 07 May 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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