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Research Support Specialist
Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami, Florida, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/24/2022
Expire Date: 07/24/2022
Job Categories: Medical
Job Description
Research Support Specialist
The Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Research Support Specialist to work on the UHealth Campus. The Research Support Specialist performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, and documentation of research data related to the assigned research studies. The incumbent also assists with the implementation of daily study activities and provides statistical support to these activities.
Participate in community events and activities to increase awareness of the project
Help design and implement culturally appropriate recruitment strategies
Maintains effective lines of communications (phone/emails) with potential and enrolled participants to ensure adherence to study goals and objectives are met.
Recruit and enroll participants into the study including obtaining informed consent, conducting interviews and questionnaire completion with research participants according to detailed procedures and guidelines
Conducting basic examinations such as height, weight, automated blood pressure readings, and hip waist ratios according to detailed procedures and guidelines
Entering data, assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases
Sources and recruits study participants by using databases, social media, hospitals, mental health clinics, shelter programs, etc.
Prescreens and evaluates candidates for study participation.
Visits appropriate referral sources (i.e. hospitals, clinics, etc.) to market clinical studies/trials and conducts face-to-face screenings and assessments to determine eligibility; communicates with family or persons involved in participantís care.
Provides analytical and well-documented recruiting reports to leadership
Participating in ongoing UM and sponsor trainings
Maintaining all required research certifications
Assisting with other research and administrative activities as assigned.
This is a full-time regular position. Flexible hours may be needed to accommodate the needs of the clients - Some evenings and weekends. Local traveling involved. Travel to national meetings and trainings may also be required. Candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to final offer of employment being made.

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.

Bachelorís degree in relevant field
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to understand and follow instructions.
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