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University of Miami Senior Research Associate 2 in Miami, Florida

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The University of Miami is currently seeking a Senior Research Associate 2 to work at Soffer Clinical Research Center in Miami. The incumbent ensures that the operations of the assigned laboratory are efficient and in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations. Moreover, this employee engages in complex and specialized research activities in furtherance of the University’s research goals and objectives.


  1. Contributes to basic and applied research activities by collecting and analyzing data and maintaining databases.

  2. Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures.

  3. Participates in the publication of significant results.

  4. Advances expertise through continued education, training, and research.

  5. Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.

  6. Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice.

  7. Stays abreast of developments in the field which may impact department functions.

  8. Provides guidance, mentorship, and oversight to junior research staff and students.

  9. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

Department Specific Functions

Provide administrative, logistical, and research support (including field work/street outreach) for ongoing and prospective studies and activities. The area of research is primarily substance abuse and its intersection with HIV, hepatitis C, and medical and mental health comorbidities.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct administrative work for the research team: Prepare/modify IRB submissions and modifications; Prepare/submit sponsor/agency annual progress reports; Prepare/modify research protocols and Manuals of Operating Procedures;

  • Develop study instruments; Conduct literature searches; Assist in drafting, and lead submissions for manuscripts, presentations, and grants and assist with medical records abstraction

  • Perform as a research assistant in a field-based setting(s), e.g., syringe access program, opioid treatment program, hospital: Perform patient-facing activities including participant recruitment, informed consent/enrollment processes, interviews/ assessments.

  • Perform as a back-up interventionist/educator (as needed); Assist in managing and implementing daily research activities;

  • Conduct outreach to service agencies/care facilities to maintain contact with participants; Conduct follow-up activities (phone calls, mailings, in-person reminders and administration of follow-up interviews) to ensure participants return for visits;

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with area clinic personnel who interface with study staff; Establish rapport and build effective working relationship with study participants;

  • Maintain accurate and current data on study forms (e.g., electronic case report forms) used to document participants’ involvement in studies

  • Additional related duties as required or otherwise assigned

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Master’s Degree in relevant field required.


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficiency in submitting human subject research projects for review via Columbia University’s RASCAL system

• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• High level of comfort working with high-risk populations in Miami, FL (e.g., people who inject drugs, people who are unhoused)

• Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail

• Ability to work independently

• Knowledge of routine office practices and procedures along with simple data processing

• Proficiency in citation management (e.g., EndNote)

• Proficiency in conducting and navigating literature searches (e.g., PubMed)

• Ability to access and utilize electronic communication systems (e.g., Zoom)

• Ability to enter and verify information with accuracy and at a reasonable rate of speed

• Excellent professional communication skills, both oral and written, with fluency in the English language

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skills in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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 Miller 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.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

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