Wake Forest Medical Center

Department:                                  Financial Aid – Wake Forest Medical Center

Job Title:                                         Research Assistant or Business Operations

Average hours per week:             10

Specific working hours:

  • Hours vary depending on placement

Job duties/Skills:

  • Must posses good oral and written communication skills
  • Requires creativity and the ability to work independently
  • Typical duties include; filing, typing, sorting, collating, maintaining records, light clerical work, running errands, giving information, receiving and routing telephone calls, scheduling appointments, unpacking materials, assist with mail – sort, process, issue, deliver and load/unload, and operating office equipment
  • Assists with daily activities, exhibitions and special events
  • Assume responsibility for safety of patrons and enforce rules and regulations
  • May conduct research, check bibliographic information, proofreading, and indexing
  • Routine duties will vary by specific projects
  • Provide customer service in person and over the phone
  • No experience required
  • Car on campus is not required but preferred

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively and efficiently convey and receive information, both formally and informally, using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills amongst various stakeholders.
  • Enhance their time management, problem solving and, teamwork skills
  • Understand and apply professional and ethical responsibility
  • Develop cognitive and interpersonal skills that are measurable and transferable
  • Develop professional contacts
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills through writing or editing
  • Develop an understanding of professional cultures and expectations

Additional Notes from Department:

Assisting research scientist with lab work; placement is not guaranteed but is made by the medical center based on student’s resume and interview; may use university shuttle as transportation.