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University of Miami Sr. Research Associate 1, Behavioral and Community-Based Research in Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

SUMMARY:The Senior Research Associate I position is part of the Behavioral and Community-Based Research Shared Resource (BCSR). BCSR offers expertise and services to investigators engaged in cancer prevention, behavioral, epidemiologic, and cancer survivorship research. The Senior Research Associate I will provide research services on community and population-based studies and programs that aim to reduce cancer related health disparities in South Florida. The incumbent will implement day-to-day tasks related to research protocols and office support to facilitate the efficient operations of BCSR.


  • Coordinate and conduct behavioral interventions related to specific research projects, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health Education, Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, among others.

  • Provide technical assistance and services to Cancer Center investigators on funded research projects, e.g., recruitment and retention strategies, developing and testing recruitment materials, and questionnaires, assisting in research training activities, monitoring data collection and managing databases.

  • Help establish and maintain a network of community partners with whom Cancer Center investigators can collaborate in conducting research, and facilitate collaborative relationships between investigators and community partners.

  • Provide supervision and training on research activities to other BCSR staff, BCSR users’ team members, graduate students, and volunteers.

  • Recruits, consents, and enrolls research participants. Maintains consent forms and all other study documentations and correspondences.

  • Establishes/maintains contact with patient/participants, health care providers, community agencies and study sponsors.

  • Maintain reporting needs as established by the IRB, HIPAA, HSRO, DSMC, and funding/sponsored agencies as needed including continuing reports, amendments, reportable events, and deviations.

  • Perform electronic medical chart reviews upon participation enrollment and completion using EPIC/CERNER and update VELOS with participants status. Prepares monthly enrollment reports.

  • Perform screening interviews, conduct and/or coordinate focus groups and behavioral interventions, and administer survey instruments related to specific research projects.

  • Enters data appropriately, ensures data integrity and consistency in computer database and written records.

  • Attend meetings with research team members as needed.

  • Assist managers with consultations to PI’s who are interested on BCSR services and with billing processes for BCSR services.

  • Establish and facilitate Community Meetings for specific research projects.

  • Coordinate subcontracts between the University of Miami and community partners collaborating on funded research projects.

  • Present cancer and socio-demographic data and help disseminate research findings.

  • Maintain knowledge of local, state and national initiatives and events that address cancer and health disparities.

  • Able to accommodate a changing work schedule and travel to different locations in the Tri-County area.

  • Able to handle multiple studies simultaneously.

  • Knowledge and understanding of research methodology, cancer epidemiology, social determinants of health, health promotion and disease prevention strategies, mental health and group therapy, concepts of cultural competency, and basic statistics preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Excellent English skills, both oral and written required.

  • Excellent Spanish skills, both oral and written required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in relevant field is required.

  • No previous experience required

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.

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 ( for additional information.

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A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders.

The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, today the University is a major research university engaged in nearly $346 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.