job: Research Support Specialist U. Miami

Research Support Specialist

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, US

Job description

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has an exciting career opportunity for a Research Support Specialist. This position is responsible for carrying out project initiatives for the BikeSafe Program. This entails providing fundamental training and resources in implementing the BikeSafe Program. This position does involve field work requiring an independent form of transportation. This position reports directly to the Director of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center – BikeSafe Program Director. Duties may include, but will not be limited to, providing fundamental training and resources in implementing the BikeSafe Program in grant funded middle schools, K-8 centers and Miami-Dade County parks; evaluating the program and collecting qualitative data; attending community and outreach meetings and events; establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners; overseeing the writing of scientific papers, reports, grants and case studies; preparing presentations, analyzing data and creating quarterly reports; educating research participants on the expected outcome of the research study and documenting progress; presenting findings to community members; working with data resources and performing basic social science research; and serving as technical assistance and support as needed.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Science or a closely related field of study as well as at least two years of work related experience. Demonstrated desire to work with issues related to pedestrian injury, safety, health and writing policies. Excellent customer service skills. Advanced skill level and knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to professionally interact and collaborate with staff and members of the community. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems to include managing files and records, transcription, generating reports and other office procedures and terminology. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership skills, production methods and coordination of people and resources. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

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. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

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.