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Research Assistant (TEMP)

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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.

Profile of the dept. or college: 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:

Research Assistant to recruit elder participants and conduct physical assessments and cognitive testing with participants for an NIH/NIA funded study at the University of Central Florida. This is a 5-year study, currently in year 2.


Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Research team to recruit participants and conduct and document selected Nursing assessments and Cognitive testing with elder participants at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. 

Rolling recruitment of Participants will be used. Baseline interviews/assessments will be conducted at Visit 1, and participants will be scheduled every 3 months thereafter, for follow-up interviews, over a period of 3 years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered or Licensed Practice Nurse (RN, LPN), with an active and unencumbered Florida Nursing License or Student Nurse in an accredited 2-4-year Nursing program, with documentation of having completed (at a minimum) a Physical Assessment nursing course with associated Laboratory experience, and enrollment in Adult/Gerontological and/or Psychiatric Nursing courses and associated Clinical experiences.
  • Resume or CV to accompany application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered or Licensed Practice Nurse (RN, LPN), with an active and unencumbered Florida Nursing License or Student Nurse status in an accredited Nursing program, with documentation of having successfully completed (at a minimum) a Physical Assessment nursing course with associated Laboratory experience, and enrollment in or successful completion of Adult/Gerontological and/or Psychiatric Nursing courses and associated clinical/laboratory experiences.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a professional research team.
  • Excellent therapeutic communication and computer skills.
  • Training in administration of selected Cognitive assessments and in data entry using RedCap will be provided by the research team.

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 First.  OPS 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.

Federal Work-Study Required?



College of Nursing (CON) - Nursing Practice - OPS

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

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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