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The SCCC 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.
Individuals will be introduced to the type of projects encountered during graduate research training and lead to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions in the biological sciences. In addition to laboratory experience, SURF students will participate in professional development activities including weekly workshops and seminars.
They will spend ten weeks pursing individual research projects in the laboratories of UMMSM faculty members. Participants will gain experience in modern research techniques, and have an opportunity to plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific questions. Students will be supervised at all times by faculty or their designee while in the lab and by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) or Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) staff during workshops and seminars.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Performs literature research.
2. Compiles reference and statistical data into standard formats.
3. Analyzes and presents data and information in written, oral or graphical forms.
4. Documents experiment results and draws tentative conclusions.
5. Prepares and conducts literature reviews on proposed topics.
6. Maintains accurate records of research protocols documentation.
7. Participates in the preparation of research papers and abstracts.
8. Coordinates database management.
9. Performs special projects and assignments in a timely fashion.
10. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
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
Certification and Licensing:
Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
• 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.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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