Epidemiology & Population Health Science at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Research Support Specialist. The Research Support Specialist performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, and documentation of research data related to assigned research studies. Works closely with the faculty investigator and the primary investigator in the implementation of daily study activities. Provides statistical support for research projects. Researches and collects data, maintains databases, interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques; conducts quality assurance checks with research data manager; reports on status of research activities and submits monthly activity logs for protocol. Assists in the organization and coordination of community working group meetings for protocol activities including the development of protocol timelines, meeting agendas, resource materials, and oral presentations for study-related work; serves as primary point of contact for community partners; supervises and oversees research data collection at protocol venues in the community. Collaborates with faculty investigators to successfully administer the study protocols, reviews study progress and recommends solutions to faculty investigators; prepares weekly progress reports for presentation and review at team meetings, and coordinates research team meetings with the assistance of the faculty investigators and principal investigator. Implements day-to-day project activities including the preparation of research reports and the participation in dissemination activities; prepares study research procedures manual. Assists with the preparation of grant proposals by processing regulatory documents for all institutions and offices involved, including IRB, JHS, CTO, and UMH. Contributes to the publication and/or presentation of significant results; writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Conducts data entry, maintains research files and responds to phone calls on the research study phone line.
The minimum requirements are as follows: Bachelor degree in a social science, communication, education, business or a biomedical science required. At least two years of relevant work experience. Experience in clinical research, recruitment, working with diverse populations preferred. Exercise discretion and independent judgment in daily activities in a confidential manner. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, & Access. Usage and knowledge of sites including Scopus, ISI Web of Knowledge, and PubMed. Evening and weekend availability and personal transportation with valid Florida license required to travel to community sites. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred to serve participant population.
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