Research Assistant job Coral Gables Florida
Research Assistant job Coral Gables Florida
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Research Assistant Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8823903
Location: Coral Gables, Florida Date Posted: 7/22/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100031979

Job Description:


Research Assistant

General Description

To assist experimental testing activities, laboratory housekeeping, day-to day activities in the laboratory related to research environment. Laboratory activities may include specimen construction, handling, sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing of results as part of a research team. Candidate will be provided with all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. Ensure Standard Operation Procedures and laboratory policies are maintained and applied. This job plays an important role in the research and development (R&D) and in scientific analysis and investigation of the Department and College of Engineering.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations;

  • Fabricate samples using wood, concrete, steel materials.

  • Use power tools to carry out assigned tasks.

  • Carry out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses;

  • Prepare specimens and samples;

  • Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment (test frames, hydraulic actuators, balances..etc)

  • Ensure the laboratory is clean, well-stocked and resourced;

  • Record and sometimes interpret results to present to senior colleagues;

  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs;

  • Keep up to date with technical developments test records, especially those which can save time and improve reliability;

  • Conduct searches on identified topics relevant to the research;

  • Follow and ensure strict safety procedures and safety checks;

  • Report progress on a day-today basis to supervisor;

  • Perform daily end of the day walk through the laboratory;

  • Informs of issues that could present delays or problems, while making recommendations that may affect operations.

  • Maintain and keep good housekeeping practices in the laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of and experience in the set-up and preparation of a research laboratory. Good record keeping, organizational and communication skills. Ability to operate and trouble-shoot technical or computer equipment, software and/or scientific apparatus.

Education Requirements.

High School Degree.

Work Experience
One year of experience in the following areas (or equivalent) is mandatory: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrician, construction, materials laboratory, concrete industry, workshop technician. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: University of Miami Health System Company Type:
Company: University of Miami Health System

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