(Temporary) Research Assistants (Center for Family Studies) job Miami Florida
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(Temporary) Research Assistants (Center for Family Studies) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8719276
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 6/7/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100032715

Job Description:

About This Position

The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences - Center for Family Studies has an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Research Assistant. This position is for a Research Assistant to work under the direction of the Assessment Core Manager from the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Screen potential participants to verify study enrollment eligibility criteria and enroll participants in accordance with study protocols under the supervision of the facilitators and assessment core manager

  • Actively recruit potential participants

  • Administer audio-assisted questionnaires for data collection at baseline and follow-up assessments

  • Travel with your own transportation to off-campus sites, including schools, parks, participants' home, and/or other sites, to perform assessment related activities

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with assessment core manager and university personnel involved with clients in assessment and research data collection

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate data on all record keeping forms

  • Participate in all training activities; attend to the implementation of the previously described duties

  • Make phone calls to contact families for assessments

  • Transport data collection equipment

  • Handle computers, laptops and other equipment

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Conduct outside activities with families participating in the study intervention

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent as well as at least one year working in a research setting and/or experience in customer services. Possess a valid driver's license. Be willing to use own transportation for work purposes. Important that he/she enjoys and have experience working with adolescents and do outside activities with them. Be flexible with your work schedule and/or able to work with open schedule. Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish. Must possess interviewing skills and strong interpersonal verbal skills. Basic computer skills and experience working with basic software such as Word and Excel is essential. Be willing to undergo required trainings and possess ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with study venues (e.g., schools) and the communities in which they are located.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
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Company: University of Miami Health System

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