OPS Laboratory Assistant

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Work type: OPS (Temporary)
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Other

Classification Title:

OPS Laboratory Assistant

Job Description:

LabX, the research laboratory of Dr. Ben Sawyer, is seeking a research assistant to assist with and execute engineering research studies.


Our laboratory works with applied neuroscience and psychophysics toward informing engineering and design. The primary duty will be to execute research under the direction of senior laboratory members, keeping studies organized, on track, and moving forward, while creating an exceptional experience for our diverse volunteers. 


  • The role will include building experimental stimuli, collecting data, data coding, handling research-related paperwork, and assisting in communication with collaborators and sponsors.
  • This position could be ideal for an individual interested in attending graduate school following this experience.
  • The successful applicant must be organized and detail oriented, able to follow exacting research protocols. It is desirable to show evidence of past success working independently as well as in a team setting. Clear communication in both speaking and the written word is important.


College of Engineering and Computer Science – Industrial Engineering and Management System

Hours of work:

20 Hours (Part-time)

Work Schedule:

Hours will vary between Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Type of Appointment:

OPS (Temporary)

Hourly Rate:

$12 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree, or progress toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science is preferred. Previous experience with human research, interacting with internal review boards is desired. Experience or interest in industrial engineering, human factors, design, typography, education, or military training is a plus, as is experience in finance or banking, cybersecurity, or intelligence.

Additional Application Materials Requirement:

Applicants MUST apply through jobs.ucf.edu.  No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this staff position.  Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the jobs.ucf.edu website.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Benefit Eligibility:

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. 

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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