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Federal Work Study Job Listings

Federal work study job listings are arranged by location/department.

Administrative Support

  • Location: Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities 
  • Address: 711 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN-38105
  • Contact Person: Dr. Kristin Hoffman
  • Position Start Date: ASAP
  • Position End Date: Open-ended
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Salary: $10 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Responsibilities include assisting in organizing and entering survey and program implementation data received from agencies participating in a federal grant initiative to disseminate an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention model to staff serving youth involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice system.  
  • Job Requirements: Organizational skills; computer skills, including Excel Education
  • Value: Ideal time will be 8 hours a week; days and times per week are flexible and would be by arrangement.
  • Evaluation: Student will receive regular feedback from lead investigator of the dissemination project.

Office Assistant

  • Location: College of Health Professions, 930 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
  • Contact Information: Paul Edwards at Office#: 901-448-2527
  • Position Start Date: 10/02/2017
  • Position End Date: Until 
  • Salary: $10.00 per hour
  • Status: Part-Time 
  • Number of Posted Positions: 1
  • Job Description: The Office Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration, Paul Edwards. The position is responsible for assisting with the daily office operations in the Deans Office, in the College of Health Professions at the UT Health Science Center Campus. Answering telephones at the front desk, greeting visitors, copying and filing, 
    running errands, light computer work, assisting with miscellaneous office assignments and performing other job related duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirement: Essential Functions: Ability to provide excellent customer service with a pleasant demeanor to visitors. Ability to communicate effectively with students and guest of the university. Ability to make decisions and work independently. Ability to ensure policies and procedures are followed in all decisions. Ability to utilize advanced planning techniques and time-management to ensure a good attendance record and/or acquire subs well in advance.
  • Educational Values: Better time management skills, detail orientated, special event and project planning, improved telephone etiquette, experience with interdisciplinary collaborations & education, development of technological and research skills. Evaluation: Students will be evaluated after 60 days of continued employment. Evaluations will cover the following: Accountability & Dependability the extent to which the student contributes to the effectiveness of the department; prompt arrival to each shift and adherence to work schedule. Adaptability & Flexibility-student exhibits openness to new idea, programs, systems, and/or structures. Decision making & Problem Solving - student makes sound and logical job-related decisions that are in the best interest of the department and University as a whole. Accomplishments - extent to which the student meets expectations in performing job functions of their position as defined in job posting. Professionalism - appearance, student's ability to answer direct questions from faculty, staff and program students, overall office etiquette (telephone, email, etc.)

Archives Assistant

  • Location: Health Sciences Library 
  • Address: 877 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact: Brenda Clark
  • Posting Start Date: September 2017
  • Posting End Date: September 2018
  • Salary: $10.00/hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Student will assist in inventorying and organizing archival materials relating to the history of medicine and the health sciences. This will include using MS Excel and Word, unpacking boxes, and shelving historical books, photographs, documents, and other materials.
  • Job Requirements: Must be punctual. Basic computer skills and attention to detail are necessary. Student’s available hours to work must fall between Monday through Friday and 8am-5pm (up to 20 hours per week).
  • Educational Value: The student will learn how to handle and organize historical archival materials, including creating basic descriptive metadata. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history of UTHSC and the history of medicine.

Laboratory Research Assistant 

  • Location: Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics
  • Address: 71 S. Manassas St TSRB 419, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact Person: Athena Starlard-Davenport; astarlar@uthsc.edu
  • Position start date: January 1, 2018
  • Position end date: indefinite
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Salary: $10 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Responsibilities include isolation of DNA/RNA/protein from blood and saliva, genotyping of DNA, PCR, running gels, making solutions, maintaining records, lab safety, other molecular and cell biology experiments.
  • Job Requirements: We can train for all lab techniques, but the employee must have great attention to detail, be organized, be neat, have good communication skills.
  • Education Value: During the course of employment, the student will acquire experience in laboratory research. 10 hr. /week (working days).
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated on how fast they become technically competent and how well they understand the underlying basic principles of molecular biology. We evaluate them after the first month and then every three months.
Student Technical Assistant
 
  • Position End Date: Until
  • Posting Start Date: Immediately
  • Contact: Lisa Anderson-Houston, landers2@uthsc.edu
  • Address: 930 Madison, 5th Floor, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Location: Department of Pathology
  • Job Description: Scan glass specimen slides using a whole slide digitizer, receive slides from university researchers, facilitate the return of slides and files, perform light administrative duties-answering phone, letting people in through our remote door access, light paperwork
  • Job Requirements: High attention to detail, willingness to learn instrumentation skills, excellent speaking skills, voice and telephone etiquette, knowledge of the department staff, faculty and 5th floor location, ability to understand reasonable requests, knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office
  • Educational Value: Students will learn marketable skill of whole slide digitization using Aperio equipment and software, and learn the inner workings of an academic University department.  Interact with faculty providing the opportunity for networking in the field of pathology and the UTHSC research community.
  • Evaluation: Student will be evaluated on a daily basis based on achievements and ability to help the departmental employees, visitors, and researchers.

 Student Office Assistant

  • Location: Department of Pathology 
  • Address: 930 Madison, 5th Floor, Memphis, TN 38163 
  • Contact: Lisa Anderson-Houston
  • Posting Start Date: Immediately 
  • Position End Date: Until
  • Job Description: Perform light administrative duties-answering phone, letting people in through our remote door access, light paperwork
  • Job Requirements: Excellent speaking skills, voice and telephone etiquette, knowledge of the department staff, faculty and 5th floor location, ability to understand reasonable requests, knowledge of computers and Microsoft Word to write explanations to staff and faculty
  • Educational Value: Students will learn the inner workings of an academic University department.  Interact with faculty and learn of the daily schedule and events for academic physicians.
  • Evaluation: Student will be evaluated on a daily basis based on achievements and ability to help the departmental employees and visitors.

Laboratory Research Assistant

  • Location: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Address: 881 Madison Ave, Room 401, Memphis, TN-38103
  • Contact Person: Murali Yallapu (8-1536)
  • Position Start Date: 08-15-2017 
  • Position End Date: 08-14-2018 
  • Number of Positions: 2-3 
  • Salary: $10 per hour  
  • Status: Part-time (3-4 hrs per day or flexible)
  • Job Description: Responsibilities includes: 1) Reagent preparation, maintaining laboratory supplies, lab organization, cell culture and animals maintenance and dosing, perform molecular biological experiments such as Western blot, nucleic acid isolation, genotype, real-time PCR, etc.  2) Polymer synthesis, conjugation methods, nanoparticle preparation and their characterization. Testing their drug/protein/microRNA/SiRNA loaded nanoformulations in cell culture and animal models. 3) Helping in literature collection and writing review articles and formatting according to journal/grant style.
  • Job Requirements: Full-time student of one of colleges in the UTHSC. Students should have basic knowledge in chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology or pharmaceutical sciences/Pharmacy. Students should be responsible and must have an ability to follow instruction and learn new techniques. Students must have working knowledge to use Windows operating system and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.
  • Educational Value: The work study student(s) will learn valuable research and writing and managing skills that are essential for succeeding in medical research and clinical field. Students will gain experience in chemistry, nanoparticle synthesis, cell culture and animal handling, professionalism and time management which helps for any entry-level careers. Students will have the opportunity to work with graduate student, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and junior/senior faculties to network and collaborate.
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated the first two week of working. The students are evaluated based on their work ethics and attitude. After the first two weeks, the students are evaluated once a week on their work performance.

Research Assistants

  • Location: Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy
  • Address: 881 Madison Avenue, Room 214, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact: yqiao1@uthsc.edu
  • Position Start Date: Oct 2017
  • Position End Date: Dec 2018
  • Salary: $10.00/hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Student research assistants are needed to work on a series of projects to assist funders to establish background and value in health outcomes for product developments. Students will mainly summarize literature using well-designed records management documents. Duration and details of each project vary but timely completion of work assignments according to mutually agreed-upon timeline is essential.
  • Job Requirements: The students must be familiar with or are willing to learn Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe, and research databases such as PubMed. Students need to have basic understanding of the biological and/or medical literature.
  • Educational Value: The work study students will learn valuable medical, health outcomes, and health policy research literature and literature review skills. Students will develop further professionalism, responsibility, and time management skills when working on the projects.
  • Evaluation:  Students are evaluated on quality of work and guidance will be provided to improve quality.

Pharmacy Intern

  • Location: Blount Memorial Hospital
  • Address: 907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804
  • Contact Information: Rob Lucas 
  • Position Start Date: August 2014
  • Position End Date: May 2017
  • Salary: $12.00 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Job Description: Interns learn to perform technical and clinical pharmacy services Primary duties and Responsibilities: IV admixtures, patient medication histories, patient medication counseling, assessment of patients and review of medication, and special projects Essential Functions: interns perform duties within pharmacy and throughout the hospital, requiring good physical condition, utilizing skills learned in pharmacy school.
  • Job Requirements: Current student in good standing at University of Tennessee Pharmacy School; knowledge of medical terminology; good computer and math skills; ability to communicate clearly; can commit to working an average of 10 hours per week.
  • Educational Value: Apply and gain strong experience in sterile product compounding and hospital drug distribution processes; Develop and/or strengthen medication counseling skills; Learn how to perform and document a thorough medication and allergy history for hospital admission medication reconciliation; become familiar with drugs and dosage forms, especially injectables in the hospital setting; become familiar with hospital patient records and information systems, by collecting, using and documenting patient information; and gain experience with a wide variety of clinical activities, working closely with hospital pharmacists. All of these activities enhance learning in pharmacy school courses and application of learning, as well as excellent preparation for Applied Therapeutics and Advanced Rotations during 3rd and 4th year of pharmacy school.
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated once a year on understanding hospital and pharmacy organizational structure, mission, goals and on understanding and demonstrating infection control and safety procedures.

Pharmacy Intern

  • Location: Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
  • Address: 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Contact: Katy Wright, PharmD, BCPS: 865.835.3918
  • Position Start Date: July 2013
  • Position End Date: Until
  • Salary: $12.00 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Making rounds to patient care areas to deliver medications and IV fluids, Filling new medication orders, Filling and reconciling floor stock/automated dispensing cabinet, Entering patient charges and credits into the computer, Using proper sterile technique to prepare IV admixtures and other sterile products, Restocking and maintaining the IV room, Interacting with other hospital personnel, include ng physicians and nurses, both on the telephone and in person, Operation of automated packaging equipment, Assist pharmacists in clinical projects.
  • Educational Value: Student will learn how to provide patient-centered medication management, how to provide appropriate distribution of medications, how to manage the practice, how to appropriately utilize professional and lay literature, how to promote health and wellness, how to foster a team-based approach to health care, how to demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors, how to communicate appropriately, and how to ensure medication safety.
  • Job Requirements: Active listening, attention to detail, drug knowledge, effective communication, ability to solve problems, time management, critical thinking, organizational skills, and computer literacy.
  • Evaluation: Meet with the work study interns periodically (at least twice per year and usually more often than this) to provide feedback and ensure we are meeting their educational needs. The evaluation is subjective based on their performance and any feedback I receive from other healthcare professionals on the team.

Pharmacy Intern

  • Location: VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Address: 3400 Lebanon Rd Murfreesboro, TN 37129 and 1310 24th Avenue S. Nashville, TN 37212
  • Contact: Vanessa Hilgadiack
  • Posting End Date: Until
  • Salary: $12.00 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Inpatient Pharmacy - Stocking and procurement activities, unit dose preparation, filling patient medication drawers from unit dose cart, IV & unit dose orders, preparing and delivering IVs for patient use, processing new orders from stat counter.
    Outpatient Pharmacy - Processes and prepares prescriptions to dispense to patients. Stocking, collating, handing prescriptions to patients at window, and other duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements: Current Pharmacy Student. Must be a US Citizen (Born in the US or Naturalized), basic knowledge of medications, including brand/generic names, storage requirements, medication appearance, dosage forms and strengths, the ability to quickly adapt to change, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accommodate new situations. The ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, patients, customers and visitors. Good customer service skills, confidentiality and computer security, commit to at least one four (4) hour shift every week and willing to work on school breaks.
  • Education Value: Pass Licensing Exam to become an outstanding professional in specified field of study. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge about medications, including indications, proper dosages, contraindications, etc. Students will also be able to use and improve their communication skills while assisting patients with various needs.
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated once a semester, based on the process of preparing prescription/medication orders and accurately and completely assembling materials including proper medication and strength.

Pharmacy Technician

  • Location: Memphis Veteran Affairs Hospital
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Address: 1030 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
  • Contact:  Yvonne Spahr
  • Posting Start Date: July 2013
  • Posting End Date: Until
  • Salary: $12.00 per hour
  • Status: part-time
  • Job description: Inpatient Pharmacy - Stocking and procurement activities, unit dose preparation, filling patient medication drawers from unit dose cart, Iv & unit dose orders, preparing and delivering IVs for patient use, processing new orders from stat counter. 
    Outpatient Pharmacy - Processes and prepares prescriptions to dispense to patients stocking collating, handing prescriptions to patients at window, and other duties as assigned. 
    SCI / Mail out Pharmacy - Review medication orders for appropriateness, process medication orders for dispensing to patients, assist pharmacist in preparing medication to dispense to patients, stocking, and other duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements: Must be a US Citizen (Born in the US or Naturalized),basic knowledge of medications, including brand/generic names, storage requirements, medication appearance, dosage forms and strengths, the ability to quickly adapt to change, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accommodate new situations and realities,The ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, patients, customers and visitors,Good customer service skills, confidentiality and computer security, commit to one four (4) hour shift every week and willing to work on all school breaks.
  • Education Value: Pass Licensing Exam to become an outstanding professional in specified field of study. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge about medications, including indications, proper dosages, contraindications, etc. Students will also be able to use and improve their communication skills while assisting patients with various needs.
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated once a semester, based on the process of preparing prescription/medication orders and accurately and completely assembling materials including proper medication and strength.

Physical Therapy Graduate Assistant

  • Location: Department of Physical Therapy
  • Address: 930 Madison Ave. Ste. 652, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact: sguyot@uthsc.edu
  • Posting Start Date: July 2013
  • Posting End Date: until
  • Salary: $10.00/hour
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Job Description: Assist physical therapy students in 511ANAT - Gross Anatomy (with dissection and instruction), 523PT - Physical Evaluation Procedures (with lab instruction); student must have taken these courses. Positions are also available to assist in maintenance of the physical therapy lab and physical therapy faculty practice. Additional positions may be available to assist faculty with special projects.
  • Job Requirements: Second year Doctor of Physical Therapy students who have successfully completed their first year with a grade of "B" or better.
  • Educational Value: This position reinforces curriculum content to prepare students for clinical internships, teaching patients, family and community groups.
  • Evaluation: The students are evaluated on their progress on projects and individual work study assignments. Designated faculty supervisors give feedback on how they are performing on their individual work study assignments during that period. If students do not carry out assignments satisfactorily, they are removed from that position.

Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Assistant

  • Location: Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Address: 930 Madison Avenue, Suite 621, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact:  jflick1@uthsc.edu 
  • Position Start Date: April 2017
  • Position End Date: June 2018
  • Salary: $10.00 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: The work-study responsibilities are to assist the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator with basic office management. Office management will consist of scanning documents, maintaining Blackboard and Exxat Level II Fieldwork site, filing, data input, preparing mailings and certificates for fieldwork educators.
  • Job Requirements: The student must be enrolled and in good academic and professional standing in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Masters of Occupational Therapy program. The student must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Blackboard. Training will be provided for Exxat database use. Student will need to check email regularly for incoming documents with attachments and/or contact information for fieldwork coordinators. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator will provide orientation and an office space for work-study tasks. Student must have good verbal and written communication skills, a willingness to learn, and a team-oriented spirit.
  • Educational Value: The work-study student will learn valuable administrative and management skills that are essential for maintaining a clinical caseload and supervisory duties for Lead OT and management positions. Students will also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with OT faculty for fieldwork and department-related goals. Students will gain experience in professionalism and time management that is need for Level II fieldwork and entry-level careers.
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated once a semester on their progress on projects and individual work study assignments.They are formally evaluated once a semester but they will receive continuous feedback about their performance throughout the duration of their position.

Laboratory Research Assistant

  • Location: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Address: 19 S. Manassas St CRB 259, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact Person: Susan Miranda
  • Position Start Date: ASAP
  • Position End Date: indefinite
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Salary: $10 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Responsibilities include genotyping of mouse tails, PCR, running gels, making solutions, maintaining records, lab safety, other molecular and cell biology experiments
  • Job Requirements: We can train for all lab techniques, but the employee must have great attention to detail, be organized, be neat, have good communication skills, and have had previous lab experience (i.e. be familiar with pipetting, weighing, pHing, etc.)
  • Education Value: During the course of employment, the student will acquire experience in laboratory research. 10 hr. /week (working days).
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated on how fast they become technically competent and how well they understand the underlying basic principles of molecular biology. We evaluate them after the first month and then every three months.

Intramural Official

  • Location: Student Alumni Center
  • Department: Campus Recreation
  • Address: 800 Madison Ave. Suite 312, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact: Michael Stackens
  • Posting Start Date: July 2013
  • Posting End Date: Until
  • Salary: $10.00 per hour
  • Status: part-time
  • Job description: Officiating/Supervising intramural events. Some hours are available for office work to help in the administration of the intramural leagues. Thorough training is provided, no experience required!
  • Job Requirement: applicants would share general interest in fitness and recreation as well as sports and related activities. This person must demonstrate reliability and time management skills. The willingness to learn and the ability to work in a fun and fast-paced atmosphere. Experience at diffusing and handling difficult situations are a plus.
  • Educational Value: Individuals in this position would be challenging their leadership, risk management, time management and personal responsibility skills.
  • Evaluation: The fitness center staff is evaluated constantly with main feedback times each semester by The Coordinator in charge of student workers.

UTHSC Student Assistant

  • Location: Student Alumni Center
  • Department: Office of Student Life 
  • Address: 800 Madison Ave. Suite 300, Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact: Cynthia Crowe
  • Posting Start Date: October 2017
  • Posting End Date: Until
  • Salary: $10.00 per hour
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: Greet visitors; assist with orientations, student activities, and mailings; answer the telephone, file, run errands, post fliers, and staff the office.
  • Job Requirement: This person must demonstrate reliability, time management skills and have the willingness to learn to be the first point of contact for the office.
  • Educational Value: Individuals in this position would be challenging their leadership, time management and personal responsibility skills.
  • Evaluation: This position is evaluated constantly with main feedback times each semester by the staff in charge of student workers.

VolShop Student Assistant

  • Location: VolShop 
  • Address: 930 Madison Ave. Concourse Level Room C30. Memphis, TN 38163
  • Contact: fhill1@utk.edu 
  • Position Start Date: ASAP 
  • Position End Date: N/A 
  • Salary: $10.00 per hour 
  • Status: Part-time
  • Job Description: The responsibilities of this position include providing prompt, courteous customer service by assisting customers with their purchases and providing information.
  • Job Requirements: The ideal applicant must be able to provide excellent customer service to visitors. Must be able to operate a register and perform basic data entry. Ability to make decisions based on VolShop policies and procedures and be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Must be able to communicate effectively. Punctuality and dependability is a must.
  • Educational Value: Students will gain real-world experience by learning customer service, professionalism, problem solving, and time-management.   
  • Evaluation: Students are evaluated the first two weeks of working. The students are evaluated based on their work ethics and attitude. After the first 90 days, the students are evaluated periodically based on their work performance.  

Last Published: Dec 5, 2017