Research Assistant (TEMP), Department of Nursing Practice

Updated: 30 days ago
Location: Oak Park, ILLINOIS
Job Type: PartTime

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us 

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. 


College of Nursing: 

A leader in nursing education for more than 40 years, UCF College of Nursing is doing MORE to ensure a healthier future for all. With a new, permanent home at UCF’s Academic Health Sciences Center, we will have more space to prepare more Knight nurses with academic excellence and more opportunity to impact more lives with innovative, interdisciplinary research. 


The Opportunity  

The College of Nursing invites applications for part-time research support positions on an NIH-funded randomized clinical trial that examines cancer-treatment related side effects and symptom management in adults under treatment for cancer. 



This position will provide support for a research study in the College of Nursing.  The research assistant recruits participants, collects data and conducts data management for the research study under the supervision of the faculty.  

  • Screens for potential participants who may be eligible to participate in the study. 

  • Coordinates and schedules participants for interviews and data collection. 

  • Recruits participants. 

  • Completes the informed consent process.

  • Collects data through questionnaires. 

  • Delivers the intervention. 

  • Participates in the ordering and organization of data collection supplies. 

  • Abstracts data from medical records, as needed. 

  • Performs lab procedures to collect, transport, and store biological specimens (e.g., blood, saliva), as needed. 

  • Enters data into study databases (e.g., Qualtrics, RedCap). 

  • Prepares study materials. 

  • Follows-up with participants by phone/ e-mail. 

  • Maintains accurate records through daily data entry and tracking of participant data. 

  • Communicates with other research team members. 

  • Participates in weekly project meetings. 

  • Ensures data are maintained in proper format as required by study sponsor. 

  • Generates project reports for the supervisor or study coordinator. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s Degree and 0+ years of relevant experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience pursuant to Fla. Stat. 112.219(6) . 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a health-related field. 

  • Research experience. 

  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 

  • Creative thinking, self-direction, and detail-oriented. 

  • Ability to work closely and communicate effectively with multiple nursing faculty. 

  • Familiar with programs such as Excel, Redcap, and Qualtrics. 


Additional Application Materials Required: 

Applicants must submit a completed application along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume. Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents. 


Special Instructions to the Applicants: 

The research assistant may be required to work at various locations, including the College of Nursing campus, Orlando Health Medical Center, various locations of the Orlando Health Cancer Institute, and other clinical sites, as needed. 


Are Benefits Important to You? 

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People FirstOPS positions are not entitled to paid time off.   


Who Are We? 

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more. 


Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins. 


Additional Requirements related to Research Positions: 

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela. 


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 



College of Nursing (CON) - Nursing Practice - OPS

Hours of Work

Part time

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday between 7am and 4pm

Type of Appointment

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Hourly Rate

$18.00 to $25/hour

Job Posting End Date


Benefits Eligibility

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.  OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets.  Click on UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President’s Statement.

The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. 

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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