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OPS Research Assistant

University of Florida
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Jul 27, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 517355
Work type: Temp Full-Time, Temp Part-Time
Location: Hillsborough
Categories: Health Profession, Office/Clerical, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:36020000 - PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY

Classification Title:

OPS-Sponsored Projects Non-Clerical

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will assist the study team with data collection and data entry related mainly to the Marijuana and Potential Long-term Effects (MAPLE) research project ( This position will be located in Tampa, FL at the Hillsborough Department of Health. This project is an R01 research study funded by NIH under the project title, “Health Outcomes and Cognitive Effects of Marijuana Use Among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.” The overarching goals of this study are to obtain evidence regarding the influence of marijuana on major health outcomes and behavior in persons living with certain health conditions in order to help guide clinical recommendations and identify risk factors for consequences. We are especially interested in the relationship of marijuana to novel aspects of cognitive function (e.g. motivation, intention, planning) and inflammation.

The primary responsibilities of the Research Assistant are to independently prepare for and run study visits with research participants. This includes preparation of study supplies, scheduling participants, conducting health interviews, administering cognitive tests, consenting, data collection, scoring, scanning documents, and documentation in Redcap. Duties also include reminder phone calls, working with Quest and LabCorp to schedule pick-ups and ensure collection and participant tracking. Participant tracking includes tracking follow up calls needed, responding to potential participant inquiries over phone or email, and maintaining contact logs.

Research administrative duties include managing gift cards and participant payments in the UF HSP system, maintaining adherence to IRB protocols and study procedures and tracking supplies and needed information.

The position requires strong organizational and communication skills. The Research Assistant will be part of a dynamic team of investigators, staff, and students affiliated with the SHARC Center for Translational HIV Research at the University of Florida. This position will assist the team as needed with similar data collection and data entry duties on other SHARC related projects as needed.

The research assistant will report directly to the Lead Research Coordinator of the MAPLE project. There will be opportunities to gain new skills and experience and to work with investigators and students from a range of scientific disciplines. Experience working with diverse populations is desired.

Expected Salary:

$15.00 - $20.00 per hour, commensurate with education, skills, and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Psychology, Social Work or any health related profession
  • Driven to complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to identify priorities and shift when necessary
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Schedule: Approximately 20 - 40 hours weekly, requires flexibility, as some evening and weekend hours may be needed.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive workforce. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 13 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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