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Research Assistant (Temporary)
Company: University of Miami
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/18/2022
Expire Date: 07/18/2022
Job Categories: Science
Job Description
Research Assistant (Temporary)
The School of Nursing and Health Studies has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant (Temporary) to work at the Coral Gables Campus.

The Research Assistant will support research activities under the direction of a principal investigator or designee of the principal investigator. The research team is focused on addressing HIV and behavioral health (mental health/substance use) disparities affecting key populations affected by the HIV epidemic, with a large focus on Latino men who have sex with men (Latino MSM). The projects that the RA will be supporting include (1) developing the Juntos referral network, an implementation strategy for increasing the reach of HIV-prevention and treatment, as well as behavioral health treatments, in Miami-Dade County, (2) developing peer ambassador stories to help Latino MSM obtain HIV-prevention and behavioral health treatments, (3) developing Dime Más, another more comprehensive program for increasing uptake of HIV-preven tion and behavioral health services, (4) conducting secondary analyses of data sets, and (5) other related projects. Primary duties will include:
Contributes to applied research activities by collecting and analyzing data, maintaining databases, etc.
Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures. Specifically, the RA will assist with developing and implementing standard operating procedures, as well as carrying out research activities in accordance with IRB approved protocols. The RA will also assist with preparing materials for IRB review.
Advances expertise through continued education, training and/or research.
Maintains an overview of relevant research findings.
Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.
Assists with study start up and coordination
Prepares study documents
Translates study documents (English/Spanish)
Assists with REDCap setup and managing REDCap data
Assists with data collection (e.g., scheduling, interviewing, following up)
Orders supplies and materials
Daily management of study data
Coordinates day-to-day study management
Assisting with recruitment efforts (e.g., developing recruitment materials, conducting active community outreach)
Supports qualitative analyses via coding (directed by the PI)
Supports quantitative analyses via data cleaning and analyses (directed by the PI)
Assists with NIH progress reports and UM sponsored award reports
Ideal qualifications include:
Able to convey information effectively.
Able to work independently.
Able to follow verbal and written instructions.
Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
Bilingual (Spanish/English).
Experience preparing documents for IRB submission, NIH progress reports
Experience with qualitative interviewing and analysis
Experience with quantitative data cleaning and analyses (e.g., preparing syntax for data cleaning)
Experience setting up REDCap surveys
Knowledgeable about local Latino MSM community and recruitment strategies for reaching this community and engaging in research
Experience with community-engaged research and preparing materials for community audiences
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required

Experience: Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill 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.
Record of working on manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications
Basic skills in conducting systematic literature reviews
Basic skills in use of SPSS or comparable statistical program and database management
Strong computer skills with proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Experience in preparing lay-language written and visual materials
Highly organized, analytical and detail oriented with strong planning and writing skills, ability to work independently and think through activities, projects or initiatives with tight deadlines.
Ability to manage confidential information and oversee complex projects.
Excellent communication – verbal and written, interpersonal and organizational skills, and a collaborative management style.
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