Student Research Assistant

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Work type: Student Ast
Location: Lake, Marion
Categories: Office/Administrative/Fiscal Support
Department:29680302 - MD-CTSI-VILLAGES HEALTH CRC

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the research manager(s), the Research Assistance supports research activities for ongoing and newly initiated clinical trial studies in the UF Health Precision Heath Research Center. The student Research Assistant will be responsible for communicating with research participants, collecting survey data, and data entry. Will be responsible for meeting deadlines, paying attention to detail, and protocol requirements. Must understand and comply with the regulatory policies and procedures regarding human subject research: governmental, state, and as required by the University of Florida. Duties include:



• Administer surveys and questionnaires and collect research information directed by protocols and standard operating procedures for assigned projects.
• Responsible for assisting in recruitment and screening of community research participants.
• Assist with participant study visits and follow up in accordance with the study protocol.
• Collect, maintain, and organize study data using electronic databases.
• Meet project requirements in a timely and consistent manner.



• Creates presentations and flyers for focus groups and community engagement events.
• Conduct outbound calls, emails, and text messages as they relate to specific assigned projects
• Receive and respond timely to communications (telephonic, email, etc.) from research participants and study teams on assigned projects.
• Effectively assess research participant and study teams’ needs and concerns, and request additional help when needed.
• Show courtesy and professionalism on all calls and personal interactions to ensure a positive experience.


• Participate in all required meetings and training sessions as necessary.
• Assist in all other daily activities of research studies (e.g. preparing mailings, study documents, reports, etc.) 
• Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Expected Salary:

$14.00 - $16.00/hr

Minimum Requirements:

This position is open to all University of Florida degree-seeking students (undergraduate and graduate) who are in good standing. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Registered students are employed on a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during summer.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer candidates from psychology, public health and health professions, health and human performance, social or behavioral sciences, nursing, or gerontology.


  • Working in healthcare or academic research environments 
  • A customer-service orientation and/or experience working with older adults 
  • Committed to participant protection and privacy 


  • Familiar with regulations surrounding research participant recruitment, including human-subject protection, health studies and Institutional Review Boards 


  • Survey tools such as Qualtrics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and data analysis software (Excel, SPSS)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and flexibility as expectations and deadlines shift 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and communicate reasonable expectations regarding workflow, deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to plan, execute and complete work assignments independently, efficiently and accurately while working as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-profile, multidisciplinary work environment
  • Ability to learn and communicate effectively regarding a variety of technical resources and complex research programs and initiatives 


  • Creativity 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Professionalism 
  • Good judgment
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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.

This posting will fill multiple positions.

This is a time-limited position.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

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

Health Assessment Required: No


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