Research Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Miami, FL
  • $35,000 USD / Year

Florida International University

For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID #532310.



Research Assistant – 532310


Job Summary:

Assists the project coordinator and other research investigators by administering research instruments to subject participants in person and via phone according to established protocols. Assists with the coordination of participant recruitment, data collection and management, and scheduling of assessment and treatment sessions.

Coordinates with families to schedule informed consent visits and other research appointments.
Conducts initial screenings with referred families to describe the study and identify families who are potentially eligible to proceed.
Assists with data collection. Sends study surveys to parents and teachers. Follows-up with parents and teachers to ensure completion of surveys. Administers questionnaires over the phone as needed. Administers research assessments to participating children according to established protocols. Picks up completed ratings from participating schools.
Assists the program manager in following-up with schools about the status of referred students.
Assists the program manager with recruitment. Attends recruitment events to share information with parents and school personnel.
Organizes paper work and collects data from participants during assessment visits. Verifies all completed forms and contacts families to clarify information and collect missing information.
Provides support to the Program Manager, Principal Investigator, and Clinicians in preparing materials for assessments and treatment sessions.
Compiles, processes, and analyses data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers.
Completes study-related tracking files and data entry using web-based input protocols.
Assists investigators with preparation of study reports, presentations, and manuscripts.
Distributes gift cards to study participants. Maintains accurate gift card distribution logs and assists the Program Manager with preparing gift card reconciliation reports on a monthly basis.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma with three (3) years of experience; OR two (2) years of post-secondary education with one (1) year of experience; OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.


Salary: $31,200 – $35,000


Work Schedule:

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM



Pre-Employment Requirements:

·       Expanded Criminal Background Check

·       Fingerprinting Check

·       Miami-Dade Local Background Clearance


Other Information:

Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Ability to travel locally
This is a time limited appointment which may be terminated at any time with 30 days’ notice.
Veterans Preference:

Since 1945, the Florida Legislature has made a provision to give preference in the hiring process to United States war veterans in recognition of their military, naval, or air service who meet specific conditions. The conditions are as follows:

Veterans with a VA service-connected disability
Spouses of veterans with permanent and total service-connected disability
Honorably discharged veterans with wartime service.
Unmarried widow or widower of a veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability
A veteran who has served in a qualifying campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, to include the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
Florida International University honors this policy and will comply with Veterans’ Preference guidelines when filling staff positions. Any applicant claiming Veterans’ Preference will be required to attach a DD214 with each application submitted for verification.

If there are any questions concerning Veterans’ Preference, please contact Talent Acquisition & Management by calling 305-348-2500.
For additional information on Veterans’ Preference, visit



For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID #532310.


Florida Statute 1010.35 – Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county 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 employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).


Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).


Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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