Part-Time Research Assistant

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

Classification Title:

Part-Time Research Assistant

Job Description:

We are looking for individuals to join the laboratory of Dr. Ben D Sawyer and assist with and execute industrial engineering research studies. The candidate will primarily be responsible for creating readability test items for the Virtual Readability Lab (VRL). The job will require candidate to work with lead research team to develop short reading passages and comprehension questions that students will answer. The role will also include collecting data, coding data, attending virtual (Zoom) meetings, and handling research-related paperwork. This position could be ideal for an individual interested in attending graduate school in a human research-related field or education following this experience.


College of Engineering and Computer Science

Hours of work:

20 hours

Work Schedule:


Type of Appointment:

OPS (Temporary)

Hourly Rate:

$14.00 to Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with a background in human factors, psychology, education, medical settings, or data science
  • Experience with human research and/or clinical research
  • Clear communication in both speaking and written word
  • Comfortable using computers and learning new applications
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and can easily follow specific instructions and protocols

Additional Application Materials Requirement:


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. 

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


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