Research Assistant Intern (Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) at University of Miami

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Location: Miami, Florida

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Part-time Research Assistant Intern to work in the UHealth Campus. The Research Assistant Intern provides support in the performance of research related tasks for the assigned department(s) including data compilation, manipulation, and presentation. Additionally, the Research Assistant Intern leverages knowledge to perform complex duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological, and other research laboratory tests, experiments, and determinations.

  • Active participation in the implementation of the exercise protocols currently ongoing in the laboratory.

  • Assist us with data collection and entering for study protocols.

  • Assisting the exercise technician in the training of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

  • Setting up exercise modalities for the recreational and research participants in the exercise laboratory

  • Observe and assist in conduction physiological studies for SCI population using the applied physiology laboratory devices (i.e., Encore metabolic cart).

  • Becoming proficient with laboratory testing procedures and data result entering through electronic data capture systems (U. Miami velos; ESHA) and excel.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

  • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

    Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

    The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

    UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

    Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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