OPS Research Assistant

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Work type: Temp Part-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:33030000 - HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

 

Classification Title:

OPS-Sponsored Projects Non-Clerical

 

Job Description:

The Youth and Young Adults Empowerment, Leadership, and Learning ("YELL") Lab located in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, is looking for individuals with strong interpersonal skills, clinical or other professional training or practice experience, and a commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities to join our multidisciplinary and diverse team. This position will primarily be responsible for administering assessments of function/ adaptive behavior, self-determination/self-perception, and health-related outcomes to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, and service providers for NIH funded studies.

The hours for this position vary based on the research participants' availability and flexibility is necessary for evening and weekend assignments; this position will work a minimum of 5 hours/week up to 20 hours/week.

Administering assessments/surveys includes a variety of tasks:

  • Conduct outreach to potential stakeholders and recruitment of potential participants
  • Assist with scheduling for potential research participants
  • Follow study procedures to provide informed consent, and administer assessments/collect data virtually (phone, internet meeting platform) or in person (as determined by the public health status of COVID-19)
  • Use clinical/professional skills to create a safe and motivating research environment that fosters the autonomy of individuals with IDD and ensures access to the research process
  • Identify, appropriately respond to, report and follow up on, participant-related concerns
  • Manage and enter paper and electronic data using data management and analysis software
  • Contribute to weekly research team meetings to ensure study rigor, quality, and safety
  • Other duties as required, with opportunities to expand responsibilities and tasks given individual strengths and interests

The YELL Lab develops theory-driven assessments and interventions/curriculum that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to participate in education, work, independent living, and their community. Directed by Dr. Jessica Kramer, our lab includes research staff with strong clinical/educational backgrounds, PhD and doctoral students, community researchers with disabilities, and undergraduate honors students. We engage in close collaboration with research teams from across the country including Colorado State University, The National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University, Temple University, and The Center for START Services at University of New Hampshire. This position provides opportunities for professional growth and skill development (training and support is provided) while making a meaningful contribution to produce evidence that empowers and is relevant to the everyday lives of individuals with IDD.

Expected Salary:

$15.00 - $19.00 per hour, based on education, skills and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or their families.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a BA or BS in Health Sciences, Developmental Psychology, Public Health, Special Education, or a related pre-health/disability field. Experience providing direct support to transition age youth/young adults with IDD and their families. Prior experience with research.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, please upload resume, cover letter, and list of references. 

Applications 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 faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.

Health Assessment Required: No

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