If interested in applying to any of the following research opportunities, apply online and indicate the position of interest in the Research Interests area of the online application.  Please note these are not the only positions available, these are positions that our office has been asked to advertise. To view a partial list of our current mentors and their projects, visit the Undergraduate Research Mentors page.

Research Assistant, University of Miami, Department of Political Science, Research Mentor: Dr. Sara Jordan
Wanted, 1-2 undergraduate research assistants to work collaboratively with a faculty member on a social science research project entitled, “The Accountability Gap in Global Governance Organizations”.  Student tasks will include internet searches, gathering and coding data from government, web and other documents, and conducting popular media searches on the relevant topics.  An interest in East Asia would be a plus as would an interest in science & technology policy. Students will be given tasks to perform on their own time, but under direction of the researcher through weekly meetings. There are opportunities for co-authorship and mentorship on student’s on going, related projects.

Research Assistant, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Medicine, Research Mentor: Dr. Erin Marcus
Student volunteer needed to develop educational tools for patients.  Background in film making and web design desired. 

Research Assistants, University of Miami History Department.  Research Mentor: Dr. Gregory Bush
Nature Links for Lifelong Learning is looking for help in developing our curriculum - aimed at young adults with developmental disabilities from age 22 to 30. We are a new non-profit who is partnering with MDCPS and the City of Miami and are located on Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.  We have two programs, a Saturdays By the Bay program and are starting a Five Day a week program as well.  We have organic gardens, a native plant nursery (done with City of Miami naturalist Juan Fernandez); we engage in cooking classes and will be teaching nutrition and health, marine life, weather studies and other educational modules.

Research Assistants, University of Miami School of Engineering Click here for School of Engineering Research Opportunities To apply, complete our online application and indicate your position of interest in the “Research Areas of Interest” section of the application.

Research Assistant, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Research Mentor: Dr. Allison Lee; Contact: Raina Moyer
Responsibilities:
Our patients at Jackson Memorial Hospital generally receive minimal information regarding labor epidural analgesia prior to their admission to hospital for delivery. We have a multi-ethnic patient population, many of whom are not highly educated and do not comfortably read or speak English. The factors which contribute to women’s decisions to undergo labor epidurals have been studied by numerous investigators. Poor socioeconomic status has been implicated in patient refusal for labor epidurals. Patients have been shown to report improved knowledge when given educational leaflets regarding labor analgesia.Very few educational videos are available to the public regarding labor epidurals. Videos are a cheap, easy and effective way to provide educational materials while patients are passively waiting to be seen by their physician. We believe that providing educational material in a video format which is in multiple languages and culturally specific, will improve patient knowledge and satisfaction with pain control for labor.
The purpose of this study has three parts: 1) to create a short educational video that provides patients with comprehensive information about the various choices for labor analgesia, 2) to show this video at the JHS antenatal clinics in the JHS ACC, and 3) to determine the impact/effectiveness of this educational video on women who saw the video in the ante-natal clinic in the JHS ACC by surveying these women post-partum.
The hours required are somewhere between 5-15 hours minimum per week, depending upon the student’s diligence and their schedule. Hours that we will perform the research are between 8am and 4pm.  Must be fluent in English. Fluency also in Spanish and/or Creole is preferred.

Research Assistant, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Research Mentor:  Dr. Ian Hentall
Responsibilities:
Work in Dr. Ian Hentall’s lab on building and designing microprocessor-based electronic stimulators for use in studies of brain and spinal cord injury in animals. The most suitable person would probably be majoring in an engineering field, such as EE or BME, and have an interest, perhaps as a hobbyist, in practical circuit construction. Volunteer position with possibility of a paid position in future.
If interested in applying to any of the above research opportunities, apply online and indicate the position of interest in the Research Interests area of the online application.  Please note these are not the only positions available, these are positions that our office has been asked to advertise. To view a partial list of our current mentors and their projects, visit the Undergraduate Research Mentors page.